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How These 3 Professionals Break-In Their Pointe Shoes - photo: Samara Rittinger

How These 3 Professionals Break-In Their Pointe Shoes

Growing up as a dancer, I was always mesmerized by pointe shoes and couldn’t wait to get my feet into a pair of them. It wasn’t until I actually got the chance to try pointe shoes on that I realized I hadn’t taken comfort into account, and wondered how dancers were able to rehearse in them all day...
Professional Tips, Education & Training, Spotlight

How These 3 Professionals Break-In Their Pointe Shoes

Growing up as a dancer, I was always mesmerized by pointe shoes and couldn’t wait to get my feet into a pair of them. It wasn’t until I actually got t...

Opinion

What To Do When Your Core Values Conflict with a Job

We’ve all been there: training tirelessly in class and working hard at auditions in hopes of getting that one “yes” for a job or opening a door to tha...

Professional Tips

An Exciting Dance Hub Is On The Rise: Orlando Theme Parks

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago… most professional hopefuls immediately flock to popular “dance cities” after saying goodbye to their hometowns. T...

Professional Tips, Opinion

5 New Year’s Resolutions I’m Making as a Commercial Dancer

At the end of the year, commercial dancers like myself are probably dancing in a myriad of holiday-themed gigs, theme park shows, or Vegas parties, bu...

Spotlight

How an Immigrant Choreographer Built His Way to the Emmys

For an immigrant to create a career in the United States this not only takes leaping the hemisphere, traveling a few thousand miles, and saving for th...

Professional Tips, Education & Training

Class Modification: a Temporary Fix That Will Help in the Long Run

As a dancer, practicing movement modification may be just as important as every other part of class and rehearsal. But, some dancers may not have an u...

Health & Fitness

The Key to Improving Flexibility May be Your Fascia

Foam rollers and therapy balls have become a staple in dance bags and studios, as the act of ‘rolling out’ before or after class provides a sense of r...

Professional Tips

Boost Your Career with Strong Personal Branding Online

As professional dancers, we spend countless hours in the studio training to sharpen our skill set and be as hireable as possible. We are artists and p...

Reviews

L.A Dance Project Wraps Up Ambitious Two Month Festival

By any measure Los Angeles Dance Project’s ongoing festival, aka L.A. Dances, has been a huge success. Begun at the end of September, the programming...