Stop! Before you try that new dance move you saw on YouTube or SYTYCD. How can you imitate what you see more safely? Guest, Laurel Foley, breaks it down for us.
Though it’s a fundamental part of most contemporary dance warm-ups, the basic roll-down of the spine doesn’t get a ton of attention in the how-to department. We address the common mistakes dancers make and how to fix them.
Elizabeth Sullivan of The Dancer’s Toolkit prepares you for summer intensives and what may be your first partnering experience with great tips including how to communicate effectively with your partner and how to ask questions of your teachers.
When two teachers’ methods conflict, what’s a ballet student to do? Angeline gives some advice on how to deal and explains why this sometimes happens. She also makes 5 key statements that are universal for anyone learning a skill.
Author and dancer, Nikki White shares foot strengthening exercises that are useful for any dancer but especially for students who are preparing for pointe work. She also talks about “pointing with your whole body”. Watch the video and tell us what you think!
The role of warm-up progresses as our understanding of dance changes. This is true whether our role is that of a student or a teacher. For many young dancers, warm-up is something to be endured before set free to really “dance” in the subsequent segments of class. For my students, it is what they are […]