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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...

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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...

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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...

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    Get To Know Jessica Richens from SYTYCD Season 11!

    Dance Notes: So You Think You Can Dance Season 11, Jessica Richens. Get the inside info on your favorite dancers in a snap!

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    Get To Know Makenzie Dustman from SYTYCD Season 10!

    Dance Notes: So You Think You Can Dance Season 10, Makenzie Dustman. Get the inside info on your favorite dancers in a snap!

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    How I Deal With Distance

    To become a professional ballet dancer, you have to make a lot of sacrifices. I’ve missed out on a lot of things, like birthday parties, weddings, homecoming, prom and many things that most people get to do....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Dancing Through Summer Break

    This past week was my first week of summer break! I have the whole summer to my leisure, so I’m excited to spend time with my family and relax. I’m currently in Naples, Florida, where my parents...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Terms of Endearment (Not For the Studio)

    “My dear!” “Sweetheart!” “Darling!” I am guilty as charged for calling my students these and I’m sure a variety of other pet names in class. I, like most dance teachers, have a deep and genuine care for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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