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Tips for Adults Taking Dance Classes

There are many reasons to continue, or begin, taking dance classes as an adult. Whether your studio has adult-specific classes, or you will be included in student classes at your ability level, many studios offer excellent options for adult dancers. Goal-Setting for Adult Dancers Setting specific and measurable goals will help you get the most [...]

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The Role of Dance Parents at the Studio

Dance moms, dads, grandparents, and other caregivers take on active roles in their children’s dance activities, whether they are dancing for fun, taking part in competitions, or preparing for a professional dance career.  At a time when dance moms may be gaining a questionable reputation on reality television, here are some tips on how you [...]

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Winter Dancewear Trends for Kids, Teens, and Adults

The bustling winter dance season has hit full swing with dance parents rushing between Nutcracker rehearsals, school concerts, and basketball practice, while still trying to squeeze in some time for holiday shopping, office parties, and cookie decorating. But the cooler temperatures of the winter season extend long past the holidays, and for dancers that brisk [...]

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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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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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