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How To Stay Organized During Nutcracker Season

Hello, dancers and welcome to another installment in our “Nutcracker Series”! Today we are going to talk about how to stay organized and stress free during performance season. In a busy performance season such as Nutcracker season, it is so important to stay on top of our game and in even more important to keep… Continue reading How To Stay Organized During Nutcracker Season

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How To Embody A Character

So, you’ve got the role, you say? Congratulations! It looks like all of your hard work and determination has paid off this Nutcracker season! Now that you have the role, costume fittings are underway, rehearsals are a constant factor and now you must begin to get yourself settled into the character that you’re playing. But… Continue reading How To Embody A Character

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Improving Your Turn Out

Hey there, dancers! Today we are talking all about how to improve your turnout! Turnout is a huge part of being a stage dancer. Whether it’s in ballet, jazz, or contemporary, turnout is the key to opening a whole new range of motion when it comes to flexibility. Good turnout helps achieve better leaps, higher… Continue reading Improving Your Turn Out

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Love It or Leave It? Bloch Neo-Flex Jazz Shoe Review

Hey dancers and welcome back to another From the Top blog post! Today we’re back for another installment of “Love It or Leave It?” In today’s installment, we’re discussing Bloch’s Neo-flex jazz shoes. This a classic jazz shoe that has been around for quite some time. The Neo-flex is easily a crowd favorite and today… Continue reading Love It or Leave It? Bloch Neo-Flex Jazz Shoe Review

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Pre-Dance Class Smoothie Recipes

Well, hello there everyone! Welcome back to FTT! Today’s post is going to be a liiiiittle different this week because today, WE’RE COOKING! Well…sort of! WE’RE BLENDING! Today I’m going to be sharing with you my top 3 pre-dance class smoothie recipes! As you know, it’s always wise to supply yourself with some type of… Continue reading Pre-Dance Class Smoothie Recipes

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Improving Lines

Happy Friday, dancers! I hope you all are having an amazing day. In today’s post we are going to talk about how to improve lines in ballet. As I’m sure you all know, ballet “lines” is the elongation of your body to create nice, elegant ballet positions such as arabesque, attitude, Italian fouettes, etc. This… Continue reading Improving Lines

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Remedies For Sore Feet

Today we are talking about how to treat sore feet! Being sore in any part of your body is never, per say, fun but dealing with sore feet can be a little nerve wracking, especially when you have to keep dancing in spite of. And even thought it’s just one of those things that we… Continue reading Remedies For Sore Feet

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Tips and Exercises For Developpes

Welcome back to From the Top Dance Blog, you guys! Today we are talking about how you can improve your developpes! Developpes are a move that, like all other things in dance, takes a lot of practice to achieve. They can also be a little bit on the tricky side seeing as though you are… Continue reading Tips and Exercises For Developpes

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Networking In The Dance Industry

What’s going on, dancers? Today, we are talking about the business side of being a dancer. Today, we’re talking all about networking in the industry. In every profession, it is so necessary to network in your field and get yourself out there in the open around other people in your same line of work. And… Continue reading Networking In The Dance Industry

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Competitiveness In The Dance Industry

Competitiveness in the dance industry. My, my, my, where do I begin? This is where we get into the ugly part of the industry. The cut throat, the mean girls/guys, the vultures, the users, you know what I mean? Dance is one of the most competitive professions out there because everyone seems to be fighting… Continue reading Competitiveness In The Dance Industry