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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 …

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Do Boys Wear Leotards? And what is a Dance belt?

If girls wear leotards to dance and ballet class what do boys wear? Do they wear leotards too? Do boys wear leotards? Yes, boys do wear leotards but they wear them under shorts, leggings or tights, whereas it is more common for girls to wear their leotard on top of their tights or with a chiffon skirt so you can …

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What do toddlers wear to a dance or ballet class?

Your about to take your toddler to their first dance, movement or ballet class and all the photos you have seen have little girls in tutus and little boys in white t-shirts and tights, so did you miss something? You’re sure the teacher said wear anything that is easy to move in, but what did they mean by that? Are …

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Should You Put Your Son in Dance Class?

My 1yr old son loves to dance. He faces the music source, plants his feet into the ground, clucks his arms like a chicken whilst twirling his hands and bounces up and down giggling and smiling like dancing is the best thing ever! But his older brother is into soccer and basketball and his dad is hoping he will follow …

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Cheerleading vs Dancing: What’s the Difference?

Many dancers aspire to be professional cheerleaders helping to excite and encourage spectators to actively support their home team by leading them in chants and cheers. But if a dancer can be a cheerleader and a cheerleader a dancer isn’t dancing and cheerleading basically just the same thing? What’s the difference between cheerleading and dancing? The main difference between cheerleading …