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A Short & Interesting History on How the ballet shoe was invented!

Written & Edited by Samantha Bellerose, B.Ed, Dip.Dance(Performing Arts) Ballet was originally danced in heels by men in the 16th and 17th-century courts of Italy and France – So how is it today that a woman instigated the move towards a flat ballet shoe? Read on to find out some interesting facts on how the Ballet shoe came to be as we …

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Pointe Shoes for Ballet!

To choose the right pointe shoes, you need to first obtain your child’s teacher’s permission to go en pointe. At your local dancewear store, you will be fit for pointe shoes and will look at the fit of the shoe as determined by the length, width, shank strength, vamp length, and box construction. 

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Best Guide to the different types of Hip-Hop Dance?

The 3 original and most well-known styles of Hip Hop Dance are Breaking, Popping, and Locking. Within these types are different forms of dance such as TopRock, Footwork or DownRock, Freezes and Power Moves. You also have the Hip Hop Party Dance genre which is where a lot of the more popular commercial hip hop moves are derived from today!

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What every Hip Hop Dancer Needs & Perfect Gifts for Breakdancers!

As more and more dancers delve into learning, and more studios offer hip hop classes, you will undoubtedly have a hip hop dancer in your life soon if not already. Inevitably, the question will arise: what kind of gift do you get a hip-hop dancer? What do they even need? Have no fear, that’s why we’re here.

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Why Protein is So Important for your Dancer’s Health

Protein is without a doubt a highly discussed nutrient for dancers’ health. There have been many debates and myths surrounding this nutrient, so in this article, our goal will be to tell you everything you NEED to know regarding feeding your dancer protein. Protein is so important for your dancer’s health as their body will use protein from foods for …