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The Truth About Choosing The Right Pointe Shoes

The Truth About Choosing The Right Pointe Shoes

You work hard every day. You put in the grueling hours of strengthening and perfecting each technical detail in class. So with that, you deserve to have your pointe shoes complement the flawless lines you work hard and sweat for. Similar to refining your technique, I'm sure you carefully took the...
Opinion, Good to Know

What Can You Do About Bad Theatre Etiquette

Most of us have been to a performance or presentation where the audience was acting in a less than desirable way. It’s distracting to the other audien...

Spotlight

Strip Down and Save Lives with Broadway Bares

Hey all! It’s Keats with a much more personal story than I usually share. Careful, my vulnerability is about to show - but it’s for a good cause! I wa...

Health & Fitness, Good to Know

Taking a Break Can Make You A Better Dancer

For most people, and especially kids, summer means a time to take a break, enjoy a warmer weather, and welcome a less busy schedule. For dancers of an...

Spotlight

Why Music Theory Favors Quality Tap Dancing

When I asked the age-old question “What’s in your dance bag?” I expected Keith Clifton, an exceptional tap, ballet, and jazz dancer and educator of ov...

Opinion

How to Give Your Fellow Performers Constructive Criticism

Hey! Hey! It’s me. *waves* Keats, your friend from the dance world! I’m here to talk about something really important to me: post show discussion etiq...

Good to Know

Overcome Painful Labor with the Baby Mama Dance

Mother’s Day is coming up! And even though we love our dancing mamas, we wanted to focus on something a little different this year: Mamas who dance......

Spotlight

Be Devoted to Your Dance Training, Not Instagram

Those who are looking for hard-core dance training know where to find their commercial dance fix. Helene Phillips is a world renowned jazz dance teach...

Good to Know

4 Easy Ways Dancers Can Help Protect The Environment

Happy Earth Day! Though there’s only one date a year dedicated to formally showing our planet a little love, the Earth Day Network works all year long...

Professional Tips, Finance

Practical Advice on How to Apply for Grants

Performing arts grants are an important part of the dance world - projects and companies cannot run on donations and ticket sales alone! Seeking fundi...