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Tall dancers vs. Short dancers: What’s the height debate about?

In dancing is it better to be taller or shorter or in-between? My eldest daughter could be 5″9 and so I am really curious in getting some answers to this question! In this post, I take a look into the history behind how the height of a dancer even became an issue and the situation regarding it in dance today. …

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30 Nursery Rhymes for Dance Kids & Toddlers (Video, List & lyrics)

I love singing and reading nursery rhymes with my kids and we love to make up our own. We find it really fun to find and sing different versions of those we love best. The following are 30 well-known nursery rhymes that with the help of my kids have been remastered into wonderful rhymes all about dance. We hope you …

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How to Measure, Fit & Buy Ballet Shoes for Toddlers & Kids: Complete Guide

If you haven’t danced before or have never had other children in lessons, buying your child their first pair of ballet shoes might seem a little daunting especially with the amount of choice there is out there. This complete guide will help both the new and experienced dance parent measure, fit and buy ballet shoes for their toddler or kid. …

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Do you need to give a dancer flowers or a gift after a dance recital?

We have all seen those scenes where the star of the show is presented with flowers as the curtain falls and seen dressing rooms flooded with flowers. But do you need to buy flowers or a gift for a dancer for their dance recital? Everyone appreciates receiving gifts or flowers and they would make any dancer feel extra special. However, …

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How to Motivate a Young Dancer to Not Quit in Just 3 Steps!

It’s thirty minutes before your kid’s dance class and you need to leave in ten to get there on time but your child isn’t even dressed yet and when you tell them to hurry up or they will be late, out comes the dreaded reply ‘but I don’t wanna go to dance class anymore!‘ So should you let your child …

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How to Be a Good Dance Parent: 7 Tips From Seasoned Dance Mom & Dads

Being a good dance mom or dad might be an intimidating thought if you’ve ever seen the series, Dance Moms. The series thrives on drama and conflict amongst the dancers’ moms and the teacher. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like that in the real world. How to be a good dance parent: 7 tips from a professional: You and …

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How to Choose a Kids’ Ballet Barre: Considering All Options

Buying a ballet barre for your child to use at home is a good way to give them more time to practice and hone their skills. But with so many of them on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is the right choice for you. As I have two girls studying dance and ballet my personal …

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10 Things Every Dancer Needs! Plus 70 More Unique Gift Ideas!

Do you need to buy a present for a dancer or are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your little ballerina? You would think that a dancer would be easy to buy for, I mean you can buy them anything with a tutu or a tap shoe slapped on the side, But… will that gift actually be used …

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Why do young dancers wear makeup?

Although used for a purpose, when children wear stage make up controversy is often sparked.  Many parents feel that their children grow up soon enough and that wearing makeup of any kind for any reason should be put off as long as possible.  So, why do young dancers wear makeup?  Stage distance and heavy lighting can cause dancers to look …

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Can girls wear a pad to dance class?

Even though it happens once a month, the topic of menstruation is a little taboo and makes some people cringe. This three to five day period every month can cause some problems for women, from cramping and bloating. It’s especially problematic for dancers. But it doesn’t have to limit your dancing, there are ways to deal with it, from pain …