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    Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Winter Tap JAMboree!

    By Leigh Schanfein of Dance Informa. Mid-February, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project once again presents it Winter Tap JAMboree at Chicago’s own American Rhythm Center.  You better hightail it to the windy city if you want to take...

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    Don’t Miss the US Premier of Napoli!

    Things have been a whirlwind here in Phoenix as we prepare for the U.S. premier of Napoli! Our director, Ib Andersen, danced in the Royal Danish Ballet prior to joining New York City Ballet, so the Bourneville...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    First Master Your Technique

    No matter which style of dance you like most, it is a great advantage to take ballet classes. Ballet is the foundation of every style of dance. During my training at San Francisco Ballet School, my teacher...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    No Matter What-Just Finish It Off!

    By Angela D’Valda Sirico of Dance Teacher Web How often do you look at your dancers in class or during a performance and think to yourself, “There’s just something missing!” It’s really not something that is huge...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Dress For Success!

    I like to dress for success whether I’m in the studio or casually out-and-about in the city. If I could describe my style in one word, it would be classic. When I’m rehearsing I like to wear...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Ball Gowns, Tuxedos, and Tutus!

    San Francisco Ballet’s opening night Gala is a beautiful evening filled with ball gowns, tuxedos, and tutus! Every year in January, the SFB Company has a celebratory performance to kick off the new season and showcase the...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    What to Wear to an Audition: Pro’s Picks

    Since it is the middle of audition season for summer intensives, we asked some of our favorite professional dancers and models what they recommend you wear. Here’s what they had to say! Kirby Johnson, Commercial Dancer My...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Dancer Turned Actor: Making the Transition

    It’s always a fun time when Kirby Johnson comes into our corperate office for a photo shoot. She not only brings her glowing and bubbly personality, but her wonderful mother Re, and Re’s adorable Jack Russel Terrior...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Faith: The Key to Applying Corrections

    By Angela D’Valda Sirico of Dance Teacher Web Believe in your corrections, believe in your teacher, and now repeat it again and again. This should be a chant that all students over the age of eight say...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    The Balance Between Modeling and Dance

    If you have had the chance to look through our Winter 2015 catalogue at all, you have most certainly been graced by the stunning photos of dancer and model Melissa Chapski. Chapski was recently at Discount Dance...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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