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Are You Ready to LEAP! into Competition?

Leap dance competition - working hard

LEAP! dance competition owner/director, Drew Vamosi shares that part of being prepared for dance competitions is remembering that dance is an art, that teachers need trust, and that being smart about injury is a plus.

Dance Auditions for Actors: What to Include

Comedy/Tragedy

The dance portion of musical auditions are usually dreaded by actors and singers not fluent in the language of movement. Still, it’s possible to sort out the stronger movers without a lot of intimidating choreography. We’ll tell you how.

“Help! I Needed Those Dance Costumes Yesterday”

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You’re out of time. You’ve already tried everything. But the costume company is failing to make up for their mistake. Keep your cool and take these next steps to get results from their customer service department.

12 Traits of Terrific Dance Teachers

A teacher's influence

“A teacher affects eternity.” Dance teachers who have the most positive influence on their students and future generations of dancers share these twelve characteristics.

Dance Advantage Holiday Giftlist

Dolman short-sleeve from designer4dance

From my closet and bookshelf to yours. Check out these products for the dancers on your holiday gift-giving list.

Experiencing the Mosaic of NDEO

NDEO

Dance Advantage and company attended the 16th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference. Here is our recap of the event.

Our Top Ten Pirouette Tips

A ballet dancer performs a pirouette

We believe there is no such thing as too much turning advice. Here are even more ways to perfect your pirouettes.

Keep a Costume Scare from Turning into a Nightmare

Dealing with Costume Company Customer Service

The words ‘costume season’ can send chills down a studio owner’s spine. If (or when) something goes wrong with your dance costume order, follow these tips when dealing with a costume company’s customer service department.

Ballet Primer: The Legend of Love

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I didn’t know much about this Russian ballet, but now you can learn the story and history of Bolshoi Ballet’s The Legend of Love in time for its premiere in U.S. cinemas on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

How To Improvise Movement When You’ve Never Done It Before

Crash Course in Dance Improv

Dance improvisation is a requirement for some auditions. We’ve given tips on improv before but what if you have no tools or experience at all? Here’s our crash course to help you successfully get through your first improv session.

Recipes for Dancers: Watermelon Waltz

Grilled Watermelon by Chef and Dancer

Dancers, enjoy this refined and colorful summertime salad by ChefandDancer.com’s Chef Matt Broussard.

Magical Kingdom of Dance Giveaway

Magical Kingdom of Dance Alphamat

A visual aid that keeps your class engaged and learning ballet terminology, stage directions, and body placement. Tonie Bense tells the story of her mother’s innovative teaching tools, the Magical Kingdom of Dance and the Alphamat.

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