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    Protein Needs of Dancers: How Much, What Kind, and When?

    From Dance Informa Do dancers need extra protein? Do they need to use powders, drinks, shakes or amino acid supplements or should they just eat more? Sadly, the misguided “low-carb” fad continues to be a contributing factor...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    My Private Screening of High Strung Dance Movie!

    I was invited to watch a private screening of High Strung, a new dance film by Michael and Janeen Damian. The incredibly talented cast dances up a storm with choreography by Dave Scott. Here’s the plot of...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    Congrats to the American In Paris Ensemble!

    The ensemble of An American In Paris won an award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus by the Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA.) The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    Mirrors, Marley, and Barres; Coming to a Convention Near You

    Attending intensives, camps, and conventions is a summer staple for dancers. It’s been rather divided in the past depending on what style you concentrate in. Most ballerinas will go to a ballet intensive, and most jazz, contemporary,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    My Summer Full of Dancing in NYC!

    By Christina Ricucci So many dancers work hard all year, learning choreography, training, practicing their solos and group routines, then getting them ready by performing them at regional competitions and conventions throughout the year. Finally, the hard...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    Turnout For What! 5 Tips on Improving Your Turnout

    Unless you were born with a natural ability to turn out your legs 180 degrees, you are probably constantly working to improve your natural turnout. Here are some exercises and stretches for you to try! Remember to...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    12 Ways Dancers Can Stay in Shape This Summer

    From Dance Informa #1. Summer Intensives. This is pretty obvious, but essential. There are some awesome summer intensive programs for dancers of all ages out there – make the most of the opportunities! Make sure you really investigate, so...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • DLShannon_Steps_featured
    Stepping Out at STEPS on Broadway

    I love taking class at Steps on Broadway. Steps has been training and supporting dancers for over 30 years and is one of the most famous dance studios in New York City. The studio offers various styles of dance classes...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    Monday Evenings With ABT

    I went to see an American Ballet Theater’s (ABT) Diamond Jubilee Spring Gala. The dancers sparkled during the performance that celebrated their 75th anniversary. My friend and colleague, Leanne Cope, and I decided to go to the performance together. It...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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    An American in Paris at the Tony Awards!

    The cast of An American In Paris was invited to perform at the 69th anniversary Tony Awards Performance this year! It was such an incredible experience to look around from backstage and see all the cameras, celebrities and paparazzi. It...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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