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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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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

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A Dancer’s Guide To: Stronger Knees

Hello my lovelies and welcome to another From The Top blog post! Today we are focusing on strengthening our bodies and self betterment. As you all know, here at From The Top, we like to cover all areas of improving our bodily health in our dance journey to help secure a long and advantageous career.… Continue reading A Dancer’s Guide To: Stronger Knees

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Making The Transition From Student To Teacher

Hello my lovelies and welcome back to From The Top! The first month of a new year is coming to a close and we have seen quite a few new changes be put into place. In the evolution of time, we are aware that many of our From The Top Family may be moving forward… Continue reading Making The Transition From Student To Teacher

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I Took An Acro Class and I Was Terrible (but here’s what I learned from it)

It’s a lovely day for a story time, dontcha think?! In today’s blog post we’ll be talking about that one time I took an acro class and I was, well, pretty dang bad! That’s right, on one particular day I found out that I was not an acrobatic natural, who can seamlessly twist and turn… Continue reading I Took An Acro Class and I Was Terrible (but here’s what I learned from it)

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The Final Countdown: Our Top 5 Dance Spotlights Of 2020

Hello there, loves and thanks for stopping by for today’s blog post! In this installment, we will be going down memory lane and counting down our top 5 “Dance Spotlights” of 2020. For those who may not know, every single Monday we highlight talented dancers of all genres, ages and backgrounds with our “Dance Spotlight… Continue reading The Final Countdown: Our Top 5 Dance Spotlights Of 2020