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Dance Class Etiquette Essentials

Dance Class Etiquette

Before you take your next dance class, look over this giant list of dance class rules of etiquette. We cover everything from basic common sense to things only experienced dancers would know.

Dance Auditions for Non-Dancers

Dance Auditions for Non-dancers

No dance experience? No problem. In the performing arts, dancing isn’t always just for the trained dancers. Here are some tips for inexperienced movers preparing for that dreaded dance audition or dancing-required production.

“dancergirl” Giveaway and Book Troupe Chat

dancergirl cover

YA novels about young dance hopefuls are pretty easy to come by. Thrillers about young dance hopefuls… not so much. That’s what makes dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman a unique find for dancers who love to read, or readers who like to dance, or just readers! What’s it about? Check out this teaser… “Ever feel like someone’s watching you? Me, too. But lately it’s been happening in my room. When I’m alone. A friend posted a video of me dancing {Read More}

Pointe Shoes Receive Tough Love from Houston Ballet Dancers

Dead pointe shoes

The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes.

Foot Care for Modern Dancers

Blistered, callused dancer foot

The feet of barefoot modern dancers can be every bit as gross as those of a ballerina. Find out how to relieve soreness and care for your calluses, skin splits, even floor burn.

Important Dates for a Dancer’s Calendar

Important Dates on the Dance Calendar

Never miss a chance to recognize and celebrate dance again. Mark these important dance events and birthdays on your calendar.

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”

Photo by Jake Davis is licensed CC BY-ND 2.0

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.

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