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5 Exercises to Build Ankle Strength

One of my personal pet peeves when watching dancers is during slow routines. The dancer onstage is supposed to be holding a beautiful position but the audience sees shakiness. A lot of this distracting shakiness comes from balance and ankle…

0 Comments / 2655 View / March 11, 2014

warm up exercises to never skimp on

5 Warm Up Exercises to Never Skimp On

Sometimes you need to cut a warm up short. There’s only so much time during a class and a proper warm up often takes 30 -45 minutes. If you do need to modify your warm up every once in a…

0 Comments / 3443 View / February 25, 2014

common dance injuries and how to avoid them

Most Common Dance Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Injuries in dance can take you out for months, and there is nothing more frustrating than waiting on a muscle strain or sprained ankle to fully recover- if it ever does. When you’re young, you can get away with short…

0 Comments / 1693 View / December 18, 2013

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4 Minute Total Body Warm Up for Dance

If you only have an hour for class, or are just in  hurry to work on other things, a long warm up can be frustrating. Warm ups are extremely important in dance. You loosen up, gain flexibility and strength, and…

0 Comments / 2525 View / October 8, 2013

exercise balls and dance

How to Use an Exercise Ball for Abs of Steel

There is an amazing workout for you and your dancer’s core that takes no time at all! Unfortunately, it does require a yoga/ exercise ball so if you haven’t got one, you’ll have to be creative. Step 1: Position yourself…

0 Comments / 504 View / August 11, 2013

dance exercises to straighten and strengthen

How to Straighten and Strengthen Legs

Having long, strong, and slightly hyperextended legs in dance is a gift. It automatically makes your lines look better and your steps glide across the floor. For those that have a struggle with straightening their legs, there are tons of…

1 Comment / 6287 View / July 19, 2013

New music monday

New Music Monday

Every Monday we’ll be featuring artists and singles to keep you updated on the latest new music. This week’s featured song is “Gun” by Chvrches. This song is great for dance warm ups, progressions, and combinations. Keep this artist on your…

0 Comments / 894 View / July 15, 2013

dance class playlist summer 2013

Summer Playlist 2013: For Dancers

Looking for Music for Jazz class? Check out our latest Fall 2013 Playlist! Summer dance class is here! Summer dance class and intensives should be a mix between fun and some serious sweat. If you’re looking for music for jazz…

0 Comments / 5053 View / June 7, 2013

How to improve feet for Ballet

Order of Ballet Barre

The order of barre is important because it slowly and effectively warms your dancers up for center work, and helps them with their overall technique. Dance teachers can vary this order slightly, but this order is universally accepted and recommended in the…

1 Comment / 38686 View / April 9, 2013

Jazz class playlist

Jazz Class Playlist: Spring 2013

If you’re teaching a jazz class to students and are in need of some basic jazz music look no further. Here are some great tips for finding songs: Free Remixes and Mashups Find some of your favorite songs and look…

8 Comments / 16522 View / March 4, 2013