Vote Now For the Top Dance Blogs of 2010!

UPDATE! The votes were cast and the winners named! Click the image below to see the final standings.

Top Dance Blogs of 2010

For our first ever contest, thirty dance blogs signed on to participate. All are sharing themselves, their knowledge, and their experience with the online dance community in their own unique way. Please take a moment to visit their sites. They’d all make great additions to your personal dance “magazine”.

Uptown Dance Footnotes – Boston Ballet Blog En Pointe with Houston Ballet
Turn It Up Dance Challenge
Rogue Ballerina loveDANCEmore InfiniteBody Adult Beginner
You Dance Funny Dave Tries Ballet Dance25 From Plies To Pirouettes
Maria’s Movers – Move. Create. Educate. Ballet For Me And You Ballet For Men My Son Can Dance
Kiner Enterprises Inc. Inside Ballet Technique The Dance Buzz Gail’s Blog – Albany Dance Fitness
BalletScoop by The Classical Ballet Teacher Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes Tights and Tiaras Tendus Under A Palm Tree
Off Center Tutus & Tea 4dancers Thin and Dizzy
Dancing Outside The Bun A Dancer’s Days

Thank you for voting!

Dance Advantage would like to thank all of the participants and YOU the readers!

I am thrilled to have hosted this event. I hope you found some new blogs to follow in the process.


Readers and the bloggers themselves came out to show support for all of their favorite blogs in the first round of our contest. Now, those blogs who rallied the most comments have made the cut for the final voting stage. The polls will close at 10AM EST on Thursday, December 30.

In each category we chose the 3 blogs that received the most comments. Now, it’s time to pick your favorites. You may cast your vote only ONCE in each of the five category polls below! Make sure you hit the Vote button when you’ve decided.

Dance Company or School
Uptown Dance NJ
En Pointe with Houston Ballet
Footnotes – Boston Ballet Blog
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Dance News and Criticism
InfiniteBody
Rogue Ballerina
loveDANCEmore
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Dance Student or Beginner
You Dance Funny
Dave Tries Ballet
Adult Beginner
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Dance Education and Training
Ballet For Me And You
Move. Create. Educate. (Maria’s Movers)
Ballet For Men
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Dancer Musings
Off Center
Tights and Tiaras
Tendus Under A Palm Tree
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Top 20

The 20 blogs that received the most comments are listed below in random order. Once again, you must vote for your favorite among them: ONE vote ONE time. It will be a tough decision, I know.

Please look over the list carefully and choose the single blog you feel is your #1, your favorite of the 20.

Your Favorite Blog:
Thin and Dizzy
Footnotes – Boston Ballet
Tights and Tiaras
Rogue Ballerina
You Dance Funny
Dave Tries Ballet
InfiniteBody
Ballet For Men
Tendus Under A Palm Tree
Ballet For Me And You
loveDANCEmore
Kiner Enterprises Inc.
Tutus and Tea
Inside Ballet Technique
4Dancers
Marias Movers – Move. Create. Educate.
Adult Beginner
My Son Can Dance
Off Center
Uptown Dance
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Nichelle (admin)
Nichelle Suzanne began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. Nichelle holds a BA in dance and is an instructor with more than 17 years experience. She covers dance performance in the Houston area as a freelance writer and balances daily life as a mom to two young children. In June 2012, Nichelle 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.
Nichelle (admin)
Nichelle (admin)
Nichelle (admin)

Comments

  1. Having a lot of fun with this Nichelle. Thanks so much for always coming up with new ideas to inspire fellow bloggers. It feels like yesterday that I created a blog just to participate in your “teach-a-thon”. Keep doing what u do! We all love u and DA!!

  2. I judge this contest a success for completely selfish reasons: more blogs for me to read!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for setting up this contest Nichelle :)

    I really liked being able to see all the other great ballet blogs out there. Can’t wait to see who wins.

    Thanks,
    Bonnie

  4. This list of blogs is great! Thanks for doing this. I especially like the adult beginner blog- some of the posts really crack me up!! Good stuff!

  5. Nichelle,
    Thank you for the great opportunity of being part of the “Top 10 Dance Blog” Competition! I think this was a lovely idea to connect dancers and dance enthusiasts alike, a fantastic idea to network and share ideas, thoughts and experiences in the artistic world. You have a great blog here! Best wishes for the New Year!

  6. Hi, Nichelle!

    Definitely keep this daffy thing going! Next year, there will be more blogs involved, and it will be a great way to make the dance community more aware of the resources and the new voices that are out there.

    I definitely have enjoyed the opportunity to bring some of my readers together in this effort and have been heartened by their comments and participation.

    Wishing you and your community a great New Year! Success and a happy heart to go along with it!

    Eva Yaa Asantewaa
    InfiniteBody
    New York City

  7. Wow! This is so exciting for dance everywhere. Thanks again Nicole for giving dance writing the spotlight.

  8. Thank you, Gina!

  9. This was a fun idea! Thanks Nichelle for organizing it! I found some great new dance blogs to check out!

  10. Nichelle,

    This contest was such a great idea! It not only brought people together but I made some new friends out of it! I look forward to it being an annual event! A lot can happen in a year, right?

    DA has my vote! ;)

  11. Thanks so much for creating this competition and bringing the online dance community together! It’s so great to meet new bloggers and hear what they have to say…thankful just to be a finalist!

    Happy New Year!
    -Taylor

  12. Nichelle,

    I wanted to leave you a note and tell you how much I appreciate all you do for the dance world and dancers. You also take so much time to support those of us who try to support dance and dancers in some way. You are a true gift to the dance world–and the cyber dance world.

    Thanks also for hosting this contest. It’s been fun…and roused my competitive nature! Of course, winning has benefits for any blogger–more reach for their blog, which means they can help more dancers. That’s the point, after all–at least for me. So I’m grateful for the opportunity for more people to find out about my work in the world of dance.

    I’ve watched your site grow and blossom. It’s been a pleasure…

    Keep up the great work! I look forward to more posts from you at My Son Can Dance in 2011.

  13. Thank you all for the kind comments about the contest and about Dance Advantage. To the bloggers that have commented here: I am honored that you all chose to participate. Keep doing what you do! You are all amazing and unique.

    To longtime friends and followers of DA: You encourage me so much to keep growing this vision. I look forward to sharpening it in 2011. Thank you!!

  14. Congrats on a successful contest. It was so much fun to get to know some more bloggers. Can’t wait to see the official results. And a big shout out to Dance Advantage. I’m a huge fan!!

  15. Thanks for hosting this contest. It was a great way to learn about other dance blogs and build up some hype for my own blog at the same time. I love reading your posts throughout the year. Keep it up!

  16. Wishing all dance bloggers a beautiful and rewarding New Year! It was fun and an honor to participate in this contest with you!

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