• How To Achieve Control in Adagio

      Everyone aspires to have that breathtaking, Sylvie Guillem line in développé à la seconde. I’ve always been on the tighter side, so extension did not come easy to me. Although I’m hypermobile, my muscles themselves are...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • To the New Dancer: A Letter of Advice From A Prima
    To the New Dancer: A Letter of Advice From A Prima

      There’s nothing wrong with being nervous unless the nerves get the best of you. I realize how much time and energy I wasted as a young dancer by letting my nerves get the best of me...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Your Questions Answered: Pointe Shoe Holes
    Q & A: What Are These Holes in My Pointe Shoes?

      I recently found an old pair of pointe shoes in my closet and noticed that there were a bunch of tiny holes through the tops and the sides of my shoes. I looked inside only to...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Melissa’s January Insider Picks!

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

    • Posted 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
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  • A Day in My Life: Rachel Richardson

    By: Rachel Richardson, member of ABT’s Corps de Ballet This week, ABT  on tour performing The Nutcracker in Costa Mesa, California. Here’s what a normal day in my life looked like! 8:30 am – Wake up – Recently...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Planning Ahead on Social Media

    To Do List Full? Plan Your Social Media Posts in Advance. As Dance Professionals our lives are filled with endless “To Do Lists.” For many, adding Social Media to that already growing list seems daunting and impossible. Of...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Kim Hale’s 3 C’s for Social Media

    Expand Your Studio’s Online Presence  Social Media has leveled the playing field for Dance Professionals and Studio Owners looking to expand the reach of their brand. In my 3 years as Head of Marketing, Advertising and Social Media at the...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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