• 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 months ago
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  • 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 12 months ago
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  • 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 12 months ago
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