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    Lana’s Fun Summer Fashion Favorites

    With summer dance camps, intensives, and master classes in full swing, you may be looking for some new dance wear and accessories to liven up your summer classes. Check out some of my personal favorite items from...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    How I Deal With Distance

    To become a professional ballet dancer, you have to make a lot of sacrifices. I’ve missed out on a lot of things, like birthday parties, weddings, homecoming, prom and many things that most people get to do....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Dancing Through Summer Break

    This past week was my first week of summer break! I have the whole summer to my leisure, so I’m excited to spend time with my family and relax. I’m currently in Naples, Florida, where my parents...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    My Unforgettable Summer at The Houston Ballet

    My first summer intensive audition was for The Houston Ballet. I was twelve years old and really didn’t know much about the dance world. My mom was the one who suggested I start doing auditions for summer...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Get To Know the National Ballet of Canada’s Tanya Howard!

    Dance Notes: National Ballet of Canada Soloist, Tanya Howard. Get the inside info on your favorite dancers in a snap!

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins’ Pro Stage Makeup Tricks

    Stage makeup is a delicate and individual art form in itself. I find that doing your own makeup is important, unless it is a specialized character role. Everyone personally knows his or her face the best, so...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Wear This to Ballet Class

    Here’s my complete guide of what your teacher would really like you to wear to ballet class! Primary Division Shoes Theatricals Child Professional Leather Full Sole Ballet Slipper - This full-sole leather shoe encourages beginning students to develop...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shannon Rugani Shares Her Dressing Room Essentials

    It took me years to figure out exactly what I needed to prepare for performances. Below is my “go to” list of things I like to have on-hand to prepare for performances. I call it my Ballerina...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    It Starts With First Position

    “Not since Matthew Diamond’s splendid documentary on Paul Taylor, Dancemaker (1998), has a film honored the essence of Terpsichore, the muse of dance, so well as does First Position.” -Culture Catch I recently had the pleasure of...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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