Farewell, Dance Advantage


With a heavy heart but an eye on the future, Nichelle says goodbye to DA and its readers…. No, not really. April Fools! We’re actually celebrating year 6 of this blogging adventure with a question for you, dear readers!

24-Week Toddler Curriculum Giveaway

Toddler Dance Curriculum by Maria's Movers

We’re giving away Maria’s Movers’ Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!

You. Me. The Big Apple?

A glittering big apple charm with NYC as a backdrop

Nichelle wants to connect with readers in person. If you’re going to the Dance Teacher Summit or will be in NYC, comment on this post to get the details about this Friends of DA meetup.

New Dawn, New Day, New Things Coming Your Way

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Televised arts programming received a blow when Time Warner Cable dropped Ovation. Not cool. What is cool? The new quarter of content 4dancers and Dance Advantage have coming your way!

We are never alone.

Photo by Armin Vogel

Nichelle offers a personal reflection on the holidays, the events that shape us, and miracles as she wishes readers a very happy and peaceful holiday season.

Dancer Speak: Re-Thinking How We Talk About Dance


When it comes to talking about dance, there are plenty of possibilities. Sometimes using “real-life” synonyms to the “dancer speak” that we are accustomed to allows kids to see how big ideas relate from discipline to discipline. Dance in the public schools provides an outlet for kids to express themselves but also a way to connect the ideas being developed in their core classes in unique ways. Yet, you don’t have to teach in the public schools to work this {Read More}

Happy Holidays From Dance Advantage!

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From Nichelle and all of the writers and contributors at Dance Advantage, we wish you a joyous and safe holiday season. May it be filled with dancing!

Sneak Peek at the New Dance Advantage E-course

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For the first time, Dance Advantage is releasing premium material for those who want to unlock new doors in their dance training. For 40 weeks, receive an email with 4 components giving you something to DO, LEARN, THINK about, and INSPIRE you in your classes. 4 for 40 is designed for students who want to be better, smarter, stronger dancers and dance students by the end of the dance year.

Nichelle Discusses DA, Musical Theatre, and Performing

IMAGE Nichelle at Satin Stitch dance film shoot (Frame Dance Productions) on Galveston Island IMAGE

Every once in a while, Nichelle is on the other side of the questions, as in this recent interview with Nicole LaBlonde. Also featured are two previous interviews, one on blogging the other on beauty. Also see what Nichelle did last weekend!

Congratulations to the Top Dance Blogs of 2010!

Top 20 Dance Blogs

It was a fierce competition in many of the Top Dance Blog categories! The closest race by far was in our Dance News and Criticism group with loveDancemore and Rogue Ballerina separated by only 1% of the votes. However it seemed until the end that it was just about anyone’s game in all of the groups. Here are your winners!

Season’s Greetings from Dance Advantage

The Sunday Snapshot for the day is a greeting from Nichelle’s family to yours. May your days be merry and bright.

Will Your Site Be A Top Dance Blog of 2010?

Top Dance Blogs of 2010

Engage your readers and find out why they love you. This is valuable to blog owners no matter your readership or chances to be a Top Dance Blog. Even if you don’t qualify for the top ten or twenty, you’ll enter 2011 with encouragement to keep blogging!