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Teenagers Starting Dance

Teens in Dance

If you are a teenager who is curious about starting dance class: no, it’s not too late! Although many serious pre-professional dance programs encourage training to start in the earlier childhood years, there are plenty of dance classes out there for teens who want to give dancing a try. Whether the goal is to have [...]

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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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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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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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Applying Stage Makeup for Recital and Competition

When dancers are on stage, their facial expressions can add to and enhance the movements of a particular piece. Not wearing makeup in a performance can cause a dancer’s face to look blank from the audience’s perspective, being washed out by the spotlights and stage lighting. It is important for an audience to be able [...]

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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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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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How to Wash and Care for Leotards

Interested in extending the life of new leotards? Here are some tips on how to give dancewear a little special loving care during cleaning. Although it seems to be the most convenient method, washing leotards in the washer and dryer with the rest of the laundry is not always the best option. The best way [...]

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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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