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“Dance Advantage is an all inclusive dance website with well-written blogs, dance links, and information for all stages of dance life.”

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You don’t learn how to dance staring at a screen. You don’t grow as a teacher sitting at a desk. Yet, online technologies and networks have made it possible to experience and explore dance in new and exciting ways.

  • It’s not about teaching yourself to dance.
  • It’s not about secrets that only we can provide.
  • And it’s not about guarantees for quick fixes, instant improvements, or cookie-cutter formulas.

Dance Advantage is a dance website where professionals share their expertise with those who want to learn and grow.

Dance Advantage is a dance blog where you can interact with real dancers, dance educators, dance parents, and professionals all over the globe. No matter where you live, there’s no need to feel isolated from the rest of the dance world.

The Internet is a crowded place and it can be difficult to find trustworthy sources on dance training and teaching.

Dance Advantage believes in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity, and strive always for excellence and accuracy in the content we provide.

Dance Advantage has been known as a quality, balanced, and smart resource in the dance world since 2008.

Dance Advantage Provides Solutions, Inspiration, Motivation, and Tips on Dance Training and Teaching

Dance Advantage gives dance students, teachers, and parents an EDGE in dance education with articles and resources designed to keep you on your toes and at the head of your dance class.

Dance teachers get help dealing with behavior or technical issues in class or at their school, tools and information to enhance their methods for training, and access to support materials for dance on the web.

Students receive guidance for refining technique and navigating the dance world, solidify the concepts they’re learning in class, and find dance resources, dancewear, and a community of dancers online.

Parents get recommendations for finding quality dance instruction, learn the best ways to help their children or teens get the most from their dance experience, and direction in purchasing or selecting dance-related gear and gifts.

Whatever your role in dance education, Dance Advantage provides quality content for those focused on the study and training of concert forms like ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary dance.

 

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Though Dance Advantage provides intense amounts of great content, we don’t know it all or pretend to have answers to all your questions. We help you connect and benefit from the vast resource of knowledge online via our cultivated network of trusted sources. We openly share and acknowledge the good work of others and point you toward what you need.

So go ahead… sign up for free updates today and join founder Nichelle Strzepek, her team of regular contributors, and our community of dance specialists and devotees as we explore the expansive world of dance training and education through this online medium.

Who Started Dance Advantage?

Nichelle Strzepek; photo courtesy Marcel van Es Photography

Photo courtesy Marcel van Es Photography

Hi! I’m Nichelle, Founder, Writer, and Editor

Dance has been near or at the core of my life for as long as I can remember. My constant. As a career path, dance has been like a diamond into which I just keep cutting new facets.

I’ve been pursuing dance (actually, sometimes I think it’s pursued me) for almost 30 years. At age 10, I began assisting and observing my dance teachers, leading to a teaching career of over 17 years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University and have performed with contemporary dance companies in my home state of Pennsylvania and my home for the last decade, Texas.

Writer has been my latest cut in the gem. In addition to blogging, I cover dance performance abroad and at home in Houston, TX, where I make time to periodically perform and teach, all while caring for my young children, a son and a daughter.

I’ve written about 100,000 words (enough for a novel) per year on dance and dance training here, at Dance Advantage.

In June 2012 I 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. In addition, I proudly serve as the Marketing Committee Chair for the National Dance Week Foundation.

I’ve poured out my experience and passion for dance in private studios, community programs, at a public university, and continue to do so as the founder and editor of DanceAdvantage.net.

Keep up with me at NichelleDances or via Twitter @danceadvantage.

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