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    Tips for Teaching Boys in Dance Class

    Dance demands strength, flexibility, agility, and determination. That sounds like a perfect recipe for a boy’s physical activity so why are our dance studios not packed with boys? Some studios are fortunate to have enough boys of...

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    A Parisian Performance Worth 17 Bows!

    It’s my tenth anniversary with San Francisco ballet and I am celebrating at the Etes de la Danse festival in Paris. My first tour with San Francisco Ballet was here in Paris a decade ago and it...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    How to Take Care of Your Body and Mind During Summer Dance Intensives

    By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa To many young people, summer means endless days of freedom, ice cream and time to relax. For dancers, however, summer can mean long days, weeks or even months of classes and...

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    Dance Photography in Focus: Our Interview with Christopher Peddecord

    We recently had the chance to sit down with dancer-turned-photographer Christopher Peddecord. He shared with us why he started dancing, his early photography adventures, one of his favorite shoots (with Discount Dance, of course), and much more!...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Why Do I Have to Take Ballet?

    By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Becoming a professional dancer is like building a house from the ground up. You can’t start by adding the roof and interior decorations; rather, you must start by creating a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Greetings From Japan!

    My summer vacation has taken me to Tokyo! I have been blessed with many opportunities as a young dancer and this summer has brought me a chance to see what its like to be a professional dancer...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    How Are You Celebrating National Dance Day?

    “The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie,” Agnes de Mille. It’s that time of the year again. Time to celebrate the thing you love best, the thing that...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Dance Teachers: Be All You Can Be!

    “There are 3 types of people in this world: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened!” - Mary Kay Ash Teachers are the lifeblood of the world. They...

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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Back to the Barre!

    First week back from a summer break is always a challenge. There is nothing like wearing pointe shoes all day for the first time in weeks. Ouch! It is hard to kick back in gear and rehearse...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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