How To Find the Right Sub for Your Little Dancers →
@EducatingDancer guests on @mariasmovers - very helpful ideas!
What is a "serious" student? →
@SheenaJeffers asked and @EducatingDancer @Dance_Reader and I chimed in. What do you think?
Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear →
Ballet in Print review from @BalletScoop
The turkey IS a funny bird! →
Bobble Gobble! @mariasmovers students teach her some turkey songs.
Kirven James Boyd on Being a Professional Dancer →
@NinaAmir interviews this Ailey dancer. Everyone’s path is different. I really wanted to go to school so that I would be prepared for this kind of job. I encourage young dancers to go to college, but if a good opportunity comes up, really weigh all of the pros and cons and try to make the best decision. Dance Advantage has an interview with Ailey School administrator, Melanie Person coming...
Reality and Fiction on "Dance Moms" →
Great article from Terry Finch on Suite101: The Dance Industry Reacts to “Dance Moms” Television Show
Handcrafted leg warmers, skirts, and shrugs, oh... →
At Dancefancies, you’ll find unique, handcrafted accents for your dance wardrobe. Bold print wrap skirts, dip dyed shrugs, and whimsical striped leg warmers make up our Winter 2012 collection. All profits from Dancefancies support dance education at the Academy of Dance at ACPPA Community Art Center in Norristown (Philadelphia), PA. ACPPA is a nonprofit organization serving a diverse and...
Why I started blogging and tweeting and more fun... →
@4dancers puts Dance Advantage in the blog spotlight!
Dance Films Association’s First Annual High School... →
@DanceFilms Association seeks high school student dance film submissions in conjunction with the 2012 Dance on Camera Festival co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center to be held Jan 27-31, 2012.
Are your hips popping? →
Watch this and read at Deb Vogel’s Body Series blog.
Dance Goes Viral in New YA Novel
DANCERGIRL—the videos went viral—is a young adult thriller/mystery by Carol M. Tanzman, that will be published by Harlequin Teen in November, 2011. It tells the story of Ali, a 16 year old modern dancer, who must deal with fall-out of sudden Internet fame—both the good and the bad! Check out www.caroltanzman.com for more information and book giveaway!
What makes a great dance teacher? →
This post from a bellydance instructor is SPOT ON for any kind of teacher. Thanks to Vanessa-Elizabeth for pointing me to the post.
There's a lot going on in this post. →
But take a little time to digest Meagan’s assessment of the American concert dance world.
How long does training to be a dancer take? Robert... →
via @JoffreyMovie; also his thoughts on the importance of having a traditional ballet barre for class.
5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to improve your... →
@BalletPages shares a great list. For more tips on turning try 15 Things The Pirouette Pixie Can’t Do For You
Tame that green-eyed monster! →
Great post on jealousy from @PenonPointe Jealousy… Is a Mental Cancer (B.C. Forbes)
Covert iliopsoas strengthening for higher... →
Deb Vogel was recently in Seattle working with students from the Allegro Performing Arts Academy and showed them a way to inconspicuously strengthen their iliopsoas while sitting in school waiting for class to begin.
Why dancers say "Merde!" before a performance: →
via @ClassActTutu — Merde is actually French slang for “dung” but has an interesting history in regard to the dance world. Before the invention of cars, Parisian streets were filled with horse-drawn carriages and plenty of horse dung. As dancers made their way to the theater, they would caution one another to “not step in the merde”. During the evenings when the people—and their...
A competition to put your composition in a dance... →
@FrameDance announces its competition to select a piece of music for its upcoming Spring season. #Music The two-fold purpose is to offer outstanding emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company, Frame Dance Productions. We are looking for pieces that have been written, or for samples in consideration for a...
Calling all Joffrey alum... →
@JoffreyMovie is looking for those willing to share stories of their Joffrey experiences.