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Keenan Kampa, star of High Strung, shares 10 tips for success

Keenan Kampa, star of new dance movie 'High Strung'. Photo by Stephan Alessi.

Keenan Kampa, star of High Strung, shares 10 tips for success
American ballerina Keenan Kampa has been making tidal waves on the world stage for many years now. Yet, perhaps...

8 Tidbits of Back-to-Dance Advice

8 Tidbits of Back-to-Dance Advice
Summer is nearing to an end, and that means the new dance year is just a stone’s throw away....

Back to the Studio Shopping: Everything you need to start the new dance year.

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Back to the Studio Shopping: Everything you need to start the new dance year.
One of the best parts about going back to school is the back-to-school shopping! It’s a great opportunity to...

Summer Convention Fashion: Look cool in the heat of summer intensive

A dancer at Velocity Dance Convention. Photo courtesy of Velocity.

Summer Convention Fashion: Look cool in the heat of summer intensive
Summer is upon us, and that means hot weather and lots of sweaty dance clothes. Like in any season,...

10 Secrets to Perfect Multiple Pirouettes – with Advice from Sophia Lucia

Sophia Lucia holds her certificate after breaking the Guinness World Record for consecutive pirouettes wearing Capezio shoes.

10 Secrets to Perfect Multiple Pirouettes – with Advice from Sophia Lucia
“I can actually do 60 pirouettes on a good day,” says young 12-year-old Sophia Lucia, the world record holder...

8 Essentials for Your Competition Dance Bag

A dancer competes at Celebrity Nationals at Sea. Photo courtesy of Celebrity.

8 Essentials for Your Competition Dance Bag
1. Healthy snacks…and maybe a little candy in there too You need healthy snacks to keep you going. i.e....

10 Ways to Ace An Audition

10 Ways to Ace An Audition
1) Be prepared Just as you would prepare yourself by being physically fit and ready for an audition, it...

Stretching Dos and Don’ts

Stretching Dos and Don’ts
You’re a dancer. You probably know how to stretch. But read on to find out how to do it...

It’s Your Season to Steal the Spotlight at Competition

A dancer competes at Shake the Ground.

It’s Your Season to Steal the Spotlight at Competition
The beginning of the dance year is already in full swing, and you may be learning and rehearsing new...

Are You Ready for Your Recital?

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Are You Ready for Your Recital?
Spring is here, and that probably means you’re gearing up for your end-of-the-year performances. There’s a lot to do...

I want to start ballroom. What do I need?

Ballroom stars Jean Paul and Lana Rossi. Photo by Peggy Abrams.

I want to start ballroom. What do I need?
For many teenagers and adults interested in starting ballroom dance, there are a lot of questions. There is the...

Preparing Students for Opportunity’s Knock

Preparing Students for Opportunity’s Knock
What dance teachers can do to empower the next generation of performers By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa....

Dance Bag Essentials

The Never Quit Duffle Bag is stylish and functional with multiple pockets including an expandable shoe pocket.

Dance Bag Essentials
With a busy dance schedule of classes and rehearsals at the studio, and then tech, dress and performances at...

My Child Has Dance Class “Stage Fright” – What Do I Do?

My Child Has Dance Class “Stage Fright” – What Do I Do?
By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Dance class can be a joyous place – music, cute outfits, movement...

I’ve just graduated from college dance …now what do I do?

I’ve just graduated from college dance …now what do I do?
By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. 1. Define Success What does success look and feel like to you?...

My Child is Starting Ballet…What Do I Need?

My Child is Starting Ballet…What Do I Need?
So you have signed up your child for ballet classes, and now you need to know what to buy....

Parents’ Guide to Tap Shoes

Parents’ Guide to Tap Shoes
Is your child just beginning tap dance classes and you’re lost as to which shoes to buy? Here, Capezio...

Parents’ Guide to Ballet Shoes

Parents’ Guide to Ballet Shoes
By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. The decision to sign up your child for ballet classes was probably...

10 Tips for Success in College Dance

10 Tips for Success in College Dance
First-year students find themselves faced with a lot of freedom. You will meet several people who boast they can...

My child wants to dance …where do I start?

My child wants to dance …where do I start?
The Dance Studio If your son or daughter is young and has never tried a dance class before, you...

How to Keep Your Choreography Fresh

How to Keep Your Choreography Fresh
Dance Informa. Keep it Novel Turn Off the Music Video Improvisation Nickel and Dime It Don’t Settle For a...

How to Choose a College Dance Program

How to Choose a College Dance Program
Dance Informa. Know What You Want Utilize Your Network Consider Geography and College/University Size Bookmark Websites and Connect Via...

Gain Control of Your Dance Training & Career

Gain Control of Your Dance Training & Career
By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Ten tips to help you gain control of your dance training and...

How to Keep Inspired over the Holiday Break

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How to Keep Inspired over the Holiday Break
‘Tis the season to spend time outside the dance studios and theater spaces of our disciplined weekly routines. Dance...

Keeping Jazz Dance Class Fresh

Keeping Jazz Dance Class Fresh
A helpful guide for jazz dance teachers. By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Honor the Past Jazz dance...

What it Really Means to “Use Your Core”

What it Really Means to “Use Your Core”
By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. “Use your core, engage your abdominals, suck in your belly…. ” These are...

Barre BFFs

Barre BFFs
Ballet Masters on Making the Barre your Best Friend. By Tara Sheena of Dance Informa. Pirouettes, petite allegro, grande...

Making it to the Front Line

Tracie Stanfield, a teacher in NYC and artistic director of Synthesis Dance Project, encourages students to work hard inside and outside the studio. Photo by John David Pittman/Rock City Photography.

Making it to the Front Line
By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Do you find yourself always in the back line of your studio’s...

Keeping Your Cool at Competitions

Aaron Smyth performing with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Photo courtesy of Aaron Smyth.

Keeping Your Cool at Competitions
By Rain Francis of Dance Informa. Yes, competitions can be extremely stressful, but do they have to be? There...

Making it on Broadway

Patina Miller (Leading Player) in PIPPIN at Music Box Theatre, NYC. Photo © 2013 Joan Marcus

Making it on Broadway
By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. To land a Broadway gig is to land a dance dream job....

Preparing to Land Your Dream Dance Job

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with Robert Battle and Masazumi Chaya. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Preparing to Land Your Dream Dance Job
For many aspiring dancers, auditioning is one of the most stressful aspects of putting together a successful dance career....

How to Prepare Your Feet for Pointe

How to Prepare Your Feet for Pointe
In the minds of young ballerinas, nothing stands out more than the desire to dance en pointe. Transitioning from...
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