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Staying On Your Toes: What To Expect When Starting Pointe

So you finally did it, huh? You’ve finally gotten the okay to start pointe work! Well, I believe congratulations are in order! Starting pointe is most definitely one of the most important and defining moments in a ballet dancer’s career. When you’ve worked and trained so hard to reach such a huge accomplishment, when you… Continue reading Staying On Your Toes: What To Expect When Starting Pointe

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Tips For Turns En Pointe

What is going on, FTT Family and welcome back! Today we’re grabbing our toe pads, toe spacers and jet glue, because we’re about to discuss another pointe topic! This post will be centered around turns en pointe. We’ll be covering technique tips that can be applied to various turns en pointe including chaines, piques, pirouettes,… Continue reading Tips For Turns En Pointe

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Barre Fitness: From A Dancer’s Perspective

Welcome back to From The Top, everyone! Today we are getting up and moving our bodies with barre fitness! A practice taking the world by storm, barre fitness is one of the most popular fitness classes in today’s day in time. Ballet inspired, barre fitness rose to fame at an incredibly fast rate and has… Continue reading Barre Fitness: From A Dancer’s Perspective

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How To Keep Your Dance Studio Germ Free

Hey there, FTT family and welcome back to another blog post! As you all know, we are in the midst of heading back to our favorite studios for another dance season. And as we prepare to get back to the grind, let’s talk about a very important aspect of being a teacher: the responsibility of… Continue reading How To Keep Your Dance Studio Germ Free

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The Dancer’s Lunchbox: 2022 Edition

August is here and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to head back to dance for another season! With the close of Summer, we are officially on our way back to weekly classes, competitions, seasonal shows and big year end recitals! During this time of year, there is so much that we have… Continue reading The Dancer’s Lunchbox: 2022 Edition

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Mastering Petit Allegro

Hello my lovely From The Top Family and welcome back to another chat here on the blog! Today we are talking about the classic, the staple, the scary? Petit Allegro! Done in literally every ballet class everywhere, petit allegro is a sequence of small, quick jumps done in center. However, the truth is, petit allegro… Continue reading Mastering Petit Allegro

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How To Get More Flexible Hips

Hey there dancers and welcome back to another From The Top blog post! Out of all the places in our body that can put up a fight when it comes to gaining adequate flexibility, our hip flexors can easily fall in the top 5 section of this category. Hip flexors, though often overlooked compared to… Continue reading How To Get More Flexible Hips

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Love It or Leave It?: BLOCH Pump Canvas Ballet Shoe Review

Welcome back to From The Top, everyone! Today we are talking dance products, which naturally means we are back for another edition of “Love It or Leave It”! A quick synopsis on today’s blog post for any of our new From The Top Family members, “Love It or Leave It’ is our dance product review… Continue reading Love It or Leave It?: BLOCH Pump Canvas Ballet Shoe Review

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Across The Floor Jazz Routine: Vol. 2

Hey there, dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are back with volume 2 of one of our newest community favorites: our “Across The Floor Jazz Routine”! That’s right, a new Jazz class companion has hit the FTT streets! In this routine, we’ll be upping the ante a little bit with multiple… Continue reading Across The Floor Jazz Routine: Vol. 2

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A Tribute To Broadway

Broadway. As soon as we say the word, you already know what we’re talking about. From “Wicked” to “Newsies”, the Broadway industry has been a staple in the community of theater and of course dance! For decades now, the Broadway industry has produced so many wonderful productions that have made their marks on our careers… Continue reading A Tribute To Broadway

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What A Relief: Dance & Fitness Products That Will Aid & Support Your Body

Hey there, FTT Family and welcome back to From The Top Dance Blog! Today we are talking about one of our favorite discussion points: taking care of our bodies!  As I’m sure we are all well aware, dance is a sport, art form and career path that ranks rather high on the scale of physical… Continue reading What A Relief: Dance & Fitness Products That Will Aid & Support Your Body