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Why Ballet?

Why Ballet? As a parent, it can be easy to agree with your dancer who doesn’t want to take ballet. That required ballet class means more time and an additional class fee. One question that I hear all the time from parents moving from a recreational dance class/studio to a professionally driven dance studio is […]

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Bunions? Who knew?

Bunions … They’re not something you talk about very often. In fact, I’ve never talked about bunions before … until last week. Since I have EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA wide feet, size EEE to be exact, I never had any reason to talk about bunions. The most annoying problem I have with my feet is finding […]

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Words of Advice from a Professional, with a few Dance Moms additions

Words of Advice for All Levels of Dancers and their Families Recently, one of the dance team’s favorite tappers (Anthony Morigerato, NUVO dance convention) posted a list of 10 “Words of Advice” for dancers heading into convention/competition season. I read this advice and really thought much of it could apply it ALL levels of dancers […]

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Back to Dance!

Back to Dance Welcome back to School…er, I mean Dance everyone! Hopefully you and your dancer(s) have had an excellent, relaxing summer and are ready to get back into the swing of things in the new school year. Nothing like fresh new tights, clean dance bag, and A NEW STUDIO!!! Can you believe it!? We […]

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Recital Etiquette From A Dancer’s Point Of View

A Quick Reminder Of Recital Etiquette From A Dancer’s Point Of View Whether you’re at a musical on Broadway, a theatre production, or local dance recital, there are some spoken and unspoken rules of theater etiquette.  If this is your first recital and you’re unfamiliar with the “rules”, here’s a quick overview so we dancers […]

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Season’s of Dance Part 3 – Recital Season

Hello Recital Season!!! We’ve successfully made it through Competition Season and now it’s time to focus on Recital Season. You may think that Competition Season is the most stress one could ever face, but I will “see” your stressful Competition Season and “raise” you one Recital Season. During Recital Season, it is IMPERATIVE that your […]

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Dancer’s Nutrition Part 2

We hear all the time how important it is to eat a balanced diet. Well it’s even more important for our young dancers to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet to give them energy for classes, rehearsals, competitions and recitals. Their calories need to come from a combination of healthy carbohydrates and lean proteins, and fats. […]

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Nutrition for Dancers

What and How to Pack Snacks for your Dancer Whether your dancer is taking 3 classes in one day after school, or you’re just trying to think ahead for what to prepare for dress rehearsal and recital days, what to pack for snacks and meals is ALWAYS a conversation that comes up between dance parents. […]

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Terminology 101

Last month when my daughter Rachel was working on a school project about ballet, I realized that the dance lingo I learned as a child was long forgotten. So I thought maybe there are other parents who have experienced the same memory loss and need a refresher, or others who have absolutely no experience with […]

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Season’s of Dance Part 2 – Competition Season

So here you are, 4 months into Dance Season and you arrive at the studio and see lots of posters and pictures from Tremaine! Adrenaline! Nuvo! and Jump! Welcome to Competition Season. Competition Season is not for the faint of heart, the weak, or the tired. Think of what you do for Black Friday. You […]

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