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How to Develop the Habit of Self Reflection in Your Dancer

The ability to self-reflect and acknowledge strengths and weaknesses is an important skill for dancers. Self-reflection is a highly transferable skill that people with dance backgrounds can apply in their other pursuits. Just like dance techniques, self-reflection takes practice and is a continuous process. Self-reflection in dance is crucial for learning. Self-reflection is the practice of assessing one’s own work …

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6 Helpful Ideas for Supporting Your Dance Studio’s Fundraisers

Plenty of dance and ballet studios turn to fundraising from time to time to fund costume purchases, travel expenses, or tuition payments for low-income families. As a parent of a dance or ballet student, you probably have the desire to help support your child and the studio they love, but you may not know the best way to get involved. …

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The Amazing Hidden Benefits of Dance Lessons for Kids

Dance has so many benefits other than just keeping us fit and healthy! The benefits of dance in my life can be seen in obvious ways but because it has been central to my life for so long, I really don’t remember life without it frankly! I often wonder if dance was what gave me the benefits of being a …

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SMART Goals For Dance – How to Set Goals and Achieve them!

The dance world today is ever-evolving and always advancing. Dancers and Ballerinas everywhere strive every day to push themselves to new heights, to achieve new goals, gain skills, to level up, to be stronger, to become more flexible –to be the best dancer they are capable of being. Yet, choosing and sticking to a dance goal can sometimes be difficult. …

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Why Dancing is Beneficial for Kids | What Parents Need to Know

Dance classes are opportunities for fun, friends, and exercise, but the benefits of studying dance go much further. Dance, as an art form, comes with the benefits of studying art as well as the benefits of participating in athletics. For parents looking for the benefits of a happy and healthy child, dance is one activity worth considering! Dance lessons and …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker is a ballet that has become a holiday tradition, with a variety of stage productions and screen adaptations. This is your map of the plot, characters, music, costumes, and history of The Nutcracker. The ballet itself is delightful on its own, but I’ve done some dramaturgy (or “dancerturgy,”) for you so you can more fully enjoy your Nutcracker …

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How to Keep Your Dancer Fit Over The Holidays – Without Dancing!

It’s the summer holiday season, and you know what that means! It’s time to take a hiatus from your child’s dance and ballet classes. No more afterschool runs to the dance studio, no more ballet rehearsals and organizing dance costumes, no more waiting in the car for them to finish their dancing lessons – it’s time to take a well-deserved …

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Why Dancers Need to Maintain Dance Skills in the Holidays

During the summer holidays, your kid’s dance training is probably the last thing on your mind when trying to fill your family’s summer bucket list full of vacations, pool parties, and family time. You also probably want your child to be able to relax and rest, rather than work on maintaining their ballet and dance training which took so much …

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What All Dance & Ballet Teachers Need -Gift List Written by a Teacher!

Being a dance teacher is a demanding and rewarding job. The greatest gift is seeing a student fall in love with dance and grow in their learning. If you’re looking to show some appreciation to your child’s dance teacher or there is a dance teacher in your life, there are many ways that you can pamper them or make their …

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Fulfit Portable Ballet Barre | Dance Parent 101 Review

I was recently contacted by the guys over at Fulfit to do a review and use their four-foot aluminum portable ballet barre. Apart from one issue, which the company has dealt with swiftly, I have been really happy with it and my daughter loves being able to use it to practice for her upcoming RAD ballet exams as we currently …