• My First Pair of Pointe Shoes

    I remember the first time I wore pointe shoes like it was yesterday. I was ten years old when I asked one of the older girls in my class if I could try on her pointe shoes....

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • How to Prepare for Nationals

    By: Christina Ricucci  The 2016 competition season is slowly coming to a close, but nationals are just right around the corner! During this time, there can be a significant amount of pressure placed upon you, your teammates,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Tips for Summer Intensive Success

      Summer Intensives are just around the corner! I have such good memories of going to various summer programs throughout my training. It is such a great experience. You get to travel, meet new people, and explore a new...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • My Life On the Road: Chapter 4

    How to describe this past month…in a word: perfect. Where do I start? Paris was almost indescribable. I took a scenic two-hour train ride through the French countryside into Paris, passing fields and fields of bright yellow...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Ab & Glute Circuit Workout

      When I’m in the off-season, I’m always trying to think of creative ways to stay in shape. I think it’s good to take off some time completely from ballet class, just to give your mind and...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Interview with DDS Model & Brand Ambassador, Ashley Lew

    We loved sitting down and chatting with Ashley Lew (one of our models and our brand new Brand Ambassador) about her recent experience at the Royal Ballet School! Hi Ashley! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • All About the World Ballet Competition

    The World Ballet Competition is almost here, and you don’t want to miss out on this incredible event! This event will be taking place in Orlando, FL from June 13-18, 2016, and the entire event will be...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • 3 Beauty Tips

    When I am not performing I like to give my skin a breather, so I prefer to wear light makeup.  Here are three easy beauty tips that help me look and feel my best without having to...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Creating a Sustainable Dance Career

    Building a long lasting and fulfilling career as a dancer can look like a daunting and formidable task at first.  But what does a career in dance really mean?  Actually, it can mean so many different things. ...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Stage Fright! Tips to Help Your Students Enjoy Recital Time

    By Angela D’Valda Sirico of Dance Teacher Web Performance anxiety can happen at any age and at any time. You have seen the student who has trouble getting out on stage or who runs off the stage during...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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