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Lessons Learned from Dance Competitions

Many students have fun at competitions and conventions but in between the fun, there can also be disappointment.  Results can be unpredictable, because of the many factors involved:  the dancers’ performance, costumes and music; the performances of other schools in the same categories; and the opinions of the three or more judges who have been [...]

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Tips for Making a Good First Impression in Dance Class – Part II

[See Part I of this article for more tips to use in preparation for class.] Different studios and teachers will have their own policies and guidelines, but the following additional tips will help you stand out as a committed and conscientious dance student. Taking Correction and Direction Try to accept criticism and corrections well.  Try [...]

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Tips for Making a Good First Impression in Dance Class – Part I

As many dance studios prepare for their fall seasons, students may be wondering how they can make a good impression on their teachers, whether they are entering a studio for the first time, taking class with a new teacher, or just want to start their new year on the right foot.  Different studios and teachers [...]

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Common Foot and Ankle Injuries for Dancers

A dancer’s most important asset is his or her feet. Following are some common foot injuries and how to care for them. Sprained Ankles A trip, a mis-step, or possibly an old injury that has gone untreated can cause an ankle sprain, as well as constant use of the feet without enough rest, and wearing [...]

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How To Choose A Dance Studio

Before you begin to look at studios, ask yourself why you want to take dance classes.  There are a few possible answers to this question, depending on your previous training (if any) and your needs.  You may want to take classes for fun or recreation, for exercise and health benefits, or for technical training and [...]

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Choosing Ballet Slippers

So you’ve heard the terms full sole and split sole when it comes to ballet slippers. You know they come in leather and canvas. But how do you know which type is most appropriate for your ballet slippers? First, a fun fact: Marie Ann Cupis de Camargo of the Royal Ballet is credited with helping [...]

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Sewing Ribbons and Elastic on Pointe Shoes

Please remember that dancers should only purchase and wear pointe shoes if their teachers have approved first.  Also, keep in mind that dancers may have received instructions from their teachers that explain how to attach ribbons and elastics, if these are their first pair of shoes.  The instructions below are general guidelines only, and specifics [...]

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