• Melissa’s January Insider Picks!

    Melissa Chapski of the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company shares with you some of her DiscountDance.com favorites!    

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Your Year End Review

      Nowadays, most businesses are looking to cut costs. Some are cutting budgets even though they are having a good year financially. It is a good idea now that the season is over to analyze where your...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Dance Teacher Q&A with Steve Sirico and Angela D’Valda Sirico

      Looking to get the New Year Off to a Fast Start? Here are some questions that have come up over the past year. Maybe you need advice on one of these topics. Q. How can I...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Snack Time!

    One of the most important aspects of a dancer’s overall workout routine should include what foods he/she put in his/her body. After all, your body is your instrument. Without the proper fuel and nutrition, how can you...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Debbie Allen’s “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker”

      We’ve officially made it to the holidays, and for most dance families, ’tis the season for The Nutcracker. After all of the time spent in rehearsals, one can get pretty tuckered out by this seasonal favorite, but...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • The Importance of Stretching

    Now that we’re in fall and approaching winter, stretching and keeping warm are more important than ever. As the weather starts to get colder, our bodies and muscles can be more prone to injury. A great way...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Healthy Green Waffle Recipe

      I LOVE lazy Sunday morning breakfasts! Unless it’s a performance week, usually Sunday is a universal day off for most dancers–making it the perfect opportunity to make a decadent breakfast! I usually have a slow morning...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Staying Motivated

       It can be really difficult to stay motivated when you feel like you’re not improving, no matter how hard you’re trying. With ballet, the steps are small, but they add up. For example, I have always...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • The Birthday Club

      Broadway is the place to be to celebrate your birthday. Here at An American In Paris, we have a birthday club. The way it works is simple, there’s a sign up sheet where members of the...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Achieving the Perfect Turnout

      External hip rotation is really the pillar of good ballet technique. You can spot poor technique from a mile away, and turned-in legs and feet are a dead giveaway. Turnout and rotation are imperative for stunning...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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