What It Takes – Becoming a Ballerina
A post with links to some excellent articles and first-hand experiences about becoming a ballerina (or ballerino) and the sacrifices a dancer and their family makes during the process.
Dance of Independence
What to expect when a young child begins their first dance class, how to calm their worries, and encourage their independence.
The Thought That Counts
Gift-buying strategies for that special dance teacher.
What to Look for in a Dance Studio
A favorite collection of posts here at Dance Advantage that offer things to think about when choosing a dance school and also how to decide if a school is right for you and your dancer.
Life as a Dance Mom: Finding the Balance Between Friend and Fanatic
Accentuate the Positive
Similar themes for these two articles. One is written by Guest Poster and dance mom, Mariangela. The other is my take on the subject.
Appraising the Value of Praise
Encouraging self-confidence – an article for parents and teachers, this offers examples of ways to praise your dancer.
When Should My Child See a Doctor for Injuries?
Some guidelines for concerned parents or those who’d like to be prepared when injuries occur.
A FREE Download for Parents of Dancers
This free e-book by Lisa Howell is still available and highly recommended for parents of dancers (particularly those in ballet and/or pointe).
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.