• WheelOfFortune
    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 3 months ago
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  • Stage_Fright
    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 3 months ago
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  • PurelPointe
    Softening Pointe Shoes with Purel

    My favorite trick to break in stiff pointe shoes is to use Purel to soften them! I always apply a dollop to my pointe shoe around my bunion area, and this softens my box to make my shoes flexible and quiet. Since Purel...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • BallerinaBackstage
    How To Calm Your Nerves Backstage

    For dancers, dealing with nerves is an essential part of our job. Although a little bit of excitement and anticipation is good to increase adrenaline levels, stage fright is not a desirable experience. Personally, I experience more...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Summer Intensive
    Summer Programs

    By: Christina Ricucci The summertime is such an amazing time for us dancers to explore new things. We spend all season getting ready for competitions or conventions, constantly in the studio. If you’re like me, you go to...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • PostShow
    My Post Performance Recovery Routine

      Taking care of your body is crucial for a long run of shows. Whether it’s Met Season or a 30 shows of Nutcracker, performing constantly can wreak havoc on your body. All of the extra adrenaline...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • KM
    Interview with Kathryn Morgan

    Kathryn Morgan is one of the most unique ballerinas on the dance scene today. She began performing as a soloist for the New York City Ballet in 2009 and in 2012, her dream was suddenly sidetracked due to an unexpected...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Student
    Honor Thy Dancer

    The National Dance Education Association (NDEO) has just re-launched their wonderful National Honors Society for Dance Arts ™, a program “created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • LeslieCaronRecent
    Meeting Leslie Caron

    I was lucky enough to meet the one and only Leslie Caron! You may know her as the original Lise in An American In Paris, the 1951 Feature film starring Gene Kelly. She came to New York...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • feet
    Caring for your Dancin’ Feet

    I love to ice my feet after a show or a long day of rehearsals! I feel that with the amount of wear and tear that my body has endured over the years, icing has helped me to stay...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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