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Tips For Right And Left Splits: How To Get Your Splits Effectively And Safetly

Happy Friday, everyone and welcome back to From the Top! Today we’re are going to be talking about the Holy Grail of all of stretches: the splits! The splits are hands down one of the most coveted stretches to achieve because it’s your first big step into the world of flexibility. It’s a stretch that… Continue reading Tips For Right And Left Splits: How To Get Your Splits Effectively And Safetly

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Teaching Children

Ohhh, children. So precious, so adorable, so HYPER!! Teaching children can be an absolute joy but it is definitely something that has to be executed with strategy. So if you’ve signed up to teach a dance class for kids, here are three tips to help make the class fun for them and to help you… Continue reading Teaching Children

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Finding The Perfect Balance: Tips For Improving Balance In and Out of Pointe Shoes

Welcome back to From the Top, everyone! Today we are going to talk about improving balance both in and out of pointe shoes! Balance is a huge part of ballet when in demi pointe, without pointe shoes, and it becomes even more important once you enter into the world of pointe. However, balancing can be… Continue reading Finding The Perfect Balance: Tips For Improving Balance In and Out of Pointe Shoes

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The Beginner Series: Low Impact Stretches For Flexibility

What’s up dancers and welcome back to From the Top Dance Blog! I hope you all have had an amazing week and I’m so glad you are here with me for another blog post! Today we are ending off our Beginner Series with a low impact stretch routine to help build your flexibility and get… Continue reading The Beginner Series: Low Impact Stretches For Flexibility

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The Beginner Series: What To Know Before Taking Your First Dance Class

What’s up, dancers and welcome to “The Beginner Series”, a From the Top original series for dancers who are thinking about signing up or have signed up for their very first round of dance classes! In this series we will be hitting on some of the basic tips and tricks for knowing how to prepare… Continue reading The Beginner Series: What To Know Before Taking Your First Dance Class

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What Inspires You?

No matter what you do or what your profession may be, we all have something or someone that we look to as a source of inspiration. Something that encourages us to give our all and to never give up. Having a source of inspiration reminds us that we do in fact have the capability to… Continue reading What Inspires You?

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Dancing In Heels 101: What To Know Before Taking Your First Heels Class

Dancing in heels or “Heels Classes” is a genre of dance that has been around for a while but has made a MASSIVE impact on the dance industry in the last few years. Heels classes are not only fun, but they also aid in pruning you as a professional dancer. For example, if you are… Continue reading Dancing In Heels 101: What To Know Before Taking Your First Heels Class

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Making Moves: Tips On How To Make Choreography and Bring Your Ideas To Life!

Choreographing your first piece can be a little intimidating but trust me when I tell you that it’s not! As a matter of fact, choreography is extremely fun! There is this sense of pride that you feel when you have taken a piece of music and translated it into visual, artistic movement. Not to mention,… Continue reading Making Moves: Tips On How To Make Choreography and Bring Your Ideas To Life!

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Love It or Leave It?: Bloch Jetstream Pointe Shoe Review

Happy Friday dancers and welcome to another edition of From the Top’s “Love It or Leave It”, a series where I review different dance products and share with you all my personal experience with them! Today we’ll be talking about Bloch Jetstream Pointe Shoes. These are my current pair of pointe shoes and in my… Continue reading Love It or Leave It?: Bloch Jetstream Pointe Shoe Review

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Dealing With Pulled Muscles

One of the worst and most annoying injuries is having a pulled muscle! I’m not talking about the ones that are just a little uncomfortable for a little while and then go away at the end of the night. No, no, no, I’m talking about the ones that pretty much sit you down. They can… Continue reading Dealing With Pulled Muscles