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How to Stay Healthy During the Dance Season

Dancers must maintain good health throughout the dance season. It is very easy for a dancer to get worn out by the end of the year, and possibly get an injury that prevents them from performing. The following tips will help to ensure that dancers get the most out of their season. 1.  Do not […]

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Keeping the Peace at the Dance Studio

With the great number of personalities involved in dance studio life, there are often times when individual opinions clash and sensitive situations arise. Here are some tips for dealing with negative situations and individuals to keep the peace and set a positive example at the studio. Distance Yourself from Negative Individuals Does your studio have […]

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Stage Parenting 101

At times the term stage parent carries with it negative connotations, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Popular television shows like Dance Moms and Toddlers in Tiaras often paint an extreme image of parenting behind the wings. But there is a big difference between supporting your child to be the best all-around performer […]

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Recital Volunteers Play Key Role

Many dance studios request volunteer assistance from parents at this point in the year. Whether it is for backstage help at the recital, selling merchandise such as recital t-shirts or flowers, or transporting scenery and props to the recital venue, studio owners and teachers will require some extra hands and support. Why Volunteer on Top […]

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How to Calm Recital Jitters

All About Dance Recital Jitters

For many children, especially those about to experience their first dance recital, nerves and jitters on the big day can be difficult to overcome. Some nervousness is actually a good thing. Adrenaline pumping before taking a step onto the stage can keep a dancer’s energy up throughout the performance. However, being too nervous can make […]

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Keeping Dancers Warm in Winter

During the winter months dance studios can feel chilly, especially when students first enter. Although students work up a sweat by the end of class, the room may still feel quite cold to students who are just beginning a class. So how do dancers keep warm and cozy when the temperatures start to drop? In […]

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Pinterest Dance Inspiration

                Pinterest users have been creating and browsing all types of boards on the popular web site to plan their weddings, put together recipe collections, or browse for inspiration on upcoming projects. Pinterest can also be a fun place for dance students and dance parents to pin favorite […]

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The Tradition of The Nutcracker Ballet

Based on the story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker ballet was first created in the late 1800s. This year marks the 220th anniversary of the debut performance of The Nutcracker on December 5, 1892 danced by The Russian Imperial Ballet and choreographed by Marius Petipa. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky […]

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Back-to-Dance Survival Guide for Parents

Back to Dance Survival Guide

Back-to-school season, for many children and teens, also means back-to-dance, back-to-sports, back-to-theater, back-to-band, back-to-homework, and any other number of things. Here are some tips for parents to help their dance students prepare for, and survive, a busy school year! Preparation is key. Before the season begins, your child will probably start receiving schedules for dance […]

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Dance Class Tips for First-Time Parents and Students

Tips for New Parents and Students

Back-to-school season also means back-to-dance season!  For those students who are attending their first dance class ever, the dance studio is an exciting yet unfamiliar world.  Here are some tips for parents and students to feel more prepared for their first steps into the dance studio. Now that you’ve registered for classes and received your […]

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