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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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From Classics To Custom: 5 Leotard Brands That Every Dancer Should Try

Leotards! Oh how we love to hear the word! As a dancer, leotards can be some of our strongest kryptonite. Honestly, how could they not be? With so many lovely, stylish and just down-right beautiful leos out there, we just can’t help but fall in love with so many of them! There are so many… Continue reading From Classics To Custom: 5 Leotard Brands That Every Dancer Should Try

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Our 2021 Music Favorites For Contemporary

Hey there, dancers and welcome back to another From The Top 2021 music countdown! Today we’re taking a look at some of our music favorites for contemporary classes! That’s right, in this post you will find just a few of the songs that we just couldn’t stop playing in our contemporary class, as well as… Continue reading Our 2021 Music Favorites For Contemporary

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A Peaceful Journey: Focusing On Our Dance Careers & Our Mental Health

Hello there, everyone and welcome back to From The Top Dance Blog! Today we will be talking about just a few ways that we as dancers can shift our mindset to preserve our mental health as we go through our dance career. What we are loving the most about the dance world as of late… Continue reading A Peaceful Journey: Focusing On Our Dance Careers & Our Mental Health

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Our 2021 Music Favorites For Jazz

Happy Friday, From The Top Family and welcome back to another blog post! We are now officially 4 months out from the new year and that means our yearly countdown of favorites is officially on! One of our most popular countdowns being that of our favorite music that we love for some of our favorite… Continue reading Our 2021 Music Favorites For Jazz

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Bedtime Ballet Practice Circuit

Hey there dancers and welcome back to another From The Top blog post! Today we will be sharing our go-to bedtime practice circuit. This circuit is a short routine of stretches, strengthening and technique practices that you can do at the end of every day to hone your skills quickly. This routine is perfect if… Continue reading Bedtime Ballet Practice Circuit

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Coming Home: Heading Back To Dance After Taking Time Off

Hello there, From The Top Family and welcome back to another blog post! Today we are talking about returning back to the studio and/or your dance training after taking a significant time off. About a year ago we discussed the topic of taking a break from dance if you feel that it is necessary for… Continue reading Coming Home: Heading Back To Dance After Taking Time Off

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Love It or Leave It?: Capezio FootUndeez Full Review

Hello dancers and welcome to another installment of “Love It or Leave It”! Today we are discussing the beloved Capezio Barely There FootUndeez. The FootUndeez is a dance shoe alternative that covers the ball of your foot (hence the barely there reference), made of Nylon and Lycra Spandex, all topped off with two foot pads… Continue reading Love It or Leave It?: Capezio FootUndeez Full Review

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Ways To Decompress After Performance Season

Welcome back, dancers and thanks so much for joining us today! As we end off this year’s recital series, we wanted to take the time to speak not only on preparation, but recovery. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, it is so important to have the conversation of just how mentally tiring being a… Continue reading Ways To Decompress After Performance Season

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Recital Day Survival Guide

Well here we are, mid-May and recital season has kicked into high gear! Last minute countdowns are on and curtains everywhere are beginning to rise, eager to showcase the talent and skill that has been gained throughout yet another productive dance season. Yearly dance recitals are a dancers’ right of passage that holds a bit… Continue reading Recital Day Survival Guide

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Follow Along Barre Warm-Up Vol. 5: Pre-Performance Circuit

Hello dancers and welcome back to From The Top, and might I add, welcome back to another installment in our 2021 Recital Series! Today we are keeping the momentum going with Volume 5 of our Follow Along Ballet Barre Warm-Up! This ballet barre is a short, pre-performance circuit featuring quick and effective barre exercises that… Continue reading Follow Along Barre Warm-Up Vol. 5: Pre-Performance Circuit