• PointeShoes_SR
    My First Pair of Pointe Shoes

    I remember the first time I wore pointe shoes like it was yesterday. I was ten years old when I asked one of the older girls in my class if I could try on her pointe shoes....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Nationals_2
    How to Prepare for Nationals

    By: Christina Ricucci  The 2016 competition season is slowly coming to a close, but nationals are just right around the corner! During this time, there can be a significant amount of pressure placed upon you, your teammates,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • WBC_2
    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 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
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  • Molly - Bridge
    My Life On the Road: Chapter 2

    Last time you heard from me, I was still buried deep within the Florida rehearsal madness. Three planes, 20 hours, and 8,000 miles later, I finally reached my first destination, Italy! After moving onto the ship, we...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Choreography
    Transitioning into Choreography

    By: Christina Ricucci Growing up a competitive dancer, I’ve always been given solo/group choreography to master and improve. I’ve been so incredibly lucky to work with some of the most amazing artists and choreographers in the industry, and...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Well Rounded Performer
    What does it take to be a Well-Rounded Artist?

    By: Christina Ricucci As performers, we are constantly asked to put ourselves outside of our comfort zones- whether that means executing a certain style of dance that might not come as easily to us, or diving into a...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Treadmill
    Treadmill HIIT Workout

    This is a quick workout that’s great if you’re in a time crunch but you still want to sweat and feel the burn. I love running, but it’s too much impact on my joints to do religiously....

    • Posted 5 months ago
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