9 Posts for Parents

What It Takes – Becoming a Ballerina

A post with links to some excellent articles and first-hand experiences about becoming a ballerina (or ballerino) and the sacrifices a dancer and their family makes during the process.

Dance of Independence

What to expect when a young child begins their first dance class, how to calm their worries, and encourage their independence.

The Thought That Counts

Gift-buying strategies for that special dance teacher.

What to Look for in a Dance Studio

A favorite collection of posts here at Dance Advantage that offer things to think about when choosing a dance school and also how to decide if a school is right for you and your dancer.

Life as a Dance Mom: Finding the Balance Between Friend and Fanatic

Accentuate the Positive

Similar themes for these two articles. One is written by Guest Poster and dance mom, Mariangela. The other is my take on the subject.

Appraising the Value of Praise

Encouraging self-confidence – an article for parents and teachers, this offers examples of ways to praise your dancer.

When Should My Child See a Doctor for Injuries?

Some guidelines for concerned parents or those who’d like to be prepared when injuries occur.

A FREE Download for Parents of Dancers

This free e-book by Lisa Howell is still available and highly recommended for parents of dancers (particularly those in ballet and/or pointe).

Nichelle (owner/editor)
Nichelle Suzanne began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. Nichelle holds a BA in dance and is an instructor with more than 17 years experience. She covers dance performance in the Houston area as a freelance writer and balances daily life as a mom to two young children. In June 2012, Nichelle presented the whats, hows, and whys of blogging on a panel at the annual conference for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, to better equip artists and companies for engaging their audience and new readers through online communications and content.
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