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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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Spring Recital Survival Guide

Spring time! It’s that lovely season when fresh flowers blossom, the sun starts shining, and for those of us involved in dance, tis the season for dance recitals. Just the word recital can be enough to bring on anxious jitters for many dance parents with instant thoughts of costumes, ticket sales, and endless rehearsals. But […]

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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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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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Inside Dance Master Classes

Dancers, especially those in intermediate-to-advanced classes, may be presented with opportunities to take classes from professional choreographers or performers. This is often called a master class. Master classes can occur at a convention, at your own studio, or after a performance. In any case, a master class is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to learn […]

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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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The Dance Industry Reacts to Dance Moms Television Show

“Dance Moms” on Lifetime showcases a small dance competition team from the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, PA.  The show focuses on five moms and their interactions with their own children, the other dancers, and the company’s director, Abby Lee Miller.  While most of the series takes place inside the dance studio, and in […]

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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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