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Tips For Co-Teaching

Hello everyone and welcome back to From The Top! Today we will be discussing some tips on how to go about co-teaching effectively and successfully! A fellow dance teacher of mine asked for my personal advice on co-teaching dance classes with another teacher and in the midst of diving into this question, I realize what… Continue reading Tips For Co-Teaching

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Dance and Yoga: How The Two Benefit Each Other

Happy Friday, dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are going to be discussing one of my favorite subjects and that is yoga! As you all may or may not know, I am a huge yogi and have been practicing yoga for years now. And though yoga has benefited me in many… Continue reading Dance and Yoga: How The Two Benefit Each Other

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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

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Mastering The Art Of The Quick Change

Goooood Friday Afternoon, dancers and welcome to a new blog post! As you all know, recital season is basically here and after a solid year without it, what an amazing feeling it is to get back on stage again! As always, recitals come with A LOT of details. You have multiple dance pieces to learn,… Continue reading Mastering The Art Of The Quick Change

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Third Annual Dance Q & A

Hello dancers and welcome back to another From The Top question and answer segment! As you all know, we host a dance Q & A about twice every year, where we answer questions sent in by you, our From The Top Family! One of the most amazing things about these Q & A’s is that… Continue reading Third Annual Dance Q & A

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Beginner Pointe Tips: Post-Pointe Class Foot Routine

Hello beautiful people and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are adding another installment into one of my personal favorite recurring segments, and that is our Beginner Pointe Tips! Pointe is an absolute joy to begin. With all of the hard work that every dancer sews into their ballet training, the day we… Continue reading Beginner Pointe Tips: Post-Pointe Class Foot Routine

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Doing Away With Comparison

Happy Friday, FTT Family! Today we will discuss how to dismantle a topic that I believe we have all faced at some point or another in our dance journey, and that is the issue of comparison. While comparison is usually depicted as the idea of judging yourself against the quota of another dancer’s skillset, success… Continue reading Doing Away With Comparison