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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 …

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Common Dance & Ballet Injuries: Causes, Prevention & Rehab Guide

As a dancer or parent of a dancer being armed with knowledge about the most common injuries dancers are most susceptible to, is the first step to prevention, quicker recovery, and better rehabilitation. For this reason, we have put together a comprehensive guide that covers the 10 most common dance injuries with both preventative tips and tried and tested rehabilitation …

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How to Dance with Long Arms or Long Legs – Tips and Tricks!

Not all dancers are built exactly alike. There is no perfect dance body although being proportioned does help. But what about those dancers without body congruity? For example, those dancers who have longer arms and/or longer legs. Does having longer arms or legs negatively affect being able to master the art of ballet, tap or jazz dancing or are there …

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What Do I Wear to a Ballet or Dance Recital? (Ideas for Men & Women)

Your son or daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew started their first dance lessons a few months ago. You are very excited about their progress; they are getting better every day at dancing. Soon they come up to you, a smile beaming across their face with tickets to their recital or dance concert and informative notes from their teacher that cover …

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How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Do Dance Lessons

When I was younger I wanted to study dance full time. When I first told my parent’s my dream, their initial reaction was ‘well we are not paying for that‘. But I was determined to dance and so I found solutions to make it happen. And you can too! Whether you just want to start one lesson a week or …

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Gymnastics vs. Dance: Which is Better for Kids?

Gymnastics and dance are both great extra-curricular activities for kids. As a parent though you might be confused over which one you should choose for your child. Both will help them burn off energy, are fun and creative and can become childhood hobbies that keep them fit and active. But which one should you enroll your child in? Which is …