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Taking A Break

 Hey there, dancers and welcome to another From the Top blog post! Today we are ending this year’s “Back 2 Dance” blog series by talking about a subject that isn’t very widely discussed which is, taking some time off. We’re going to be touching on what may cause the need to take some time off,… Continue reading Taking A Break

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Cutting Music 101

Hello there, everyone and welcome to part two of our “Back 2 Dance” Blog Post! This installment is for all the dance teachers that are entering into another dance season. Today, we’re talking all about the basics of cutting music. As a dance teacher, one of the skill sets that you eventually have to learn… Continue reading Cutting Music 101

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Dancing To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

Hey there, dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are touching on a subject that I truly enjoy discussing which is following your own path. Following your own path can be the scariest, yet the most advantageous thing you can ever do in your life. This goes especially when it comes to… Continue reading Dancing To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

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How To Get On Top Of Your Pointe Shoe Box, Without Sickling Or Knuckling

Welcome back to From the Top, everyone! Today we’re back with another pointe tip! In this post we’ll be talking about how to fully, properly and safely get on top of your pointe shoe box. Getting up onto your pointe shoe box properly is actually a very common issue amongst dancers, specifically to those just… Continue reading How To Get On Top Of Your Pointe Shoe Box, Without Sickling Or Knuckling

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Follow Along Barre Warm-Up Vol. 1

Hey there, dancers! Today, we here at From the Top are so excited to release our very first follow along barre warm-up routine! This routine has all of the elements of a basic ballet barre warm-up with exercises such as plies, tendus, degages, developpes, petit battements and grand battements, all of which can be done… Continue reading Follow Along Barre Warm-Up Vol. 1

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Our Top 10 Dance Video Favorites

Hey there, dancers and welcome to another From the Top blog post! Today we are doing something super fun! We are sharing with you our top 10 favorite dance videos from some of our favorite choreographers! That’s right, we’ll be ranking some of our absolute favorites that we have been utterly OBSESSED with for the… Continue reading Our Top 10 Dance Video Favorites

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What To Pack For Dance Conventions and Intensives

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again! It’s officially convention and intensive season aka the Christmas of dance! Dancers all over the world wait for this time of year as it brings about so many new experiences and aids so much in a dancers’ career. From gaining new knowledge to company training scholarships, conventions… Continue reading What To Pack For Dance Conventions and Intensives

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On-The-Go Meals & Snacks For Dancers

Being a dancer is a busy lifestyle to lead to say the absolute least. With all of the rehearsals, shows, casting calls and booked gigs, it can really become a hassle. And in the midst of all that hustle and bustle, we may have the tendency to forget to do one, not so small thing… Continue reading On-The-Go Meals & Snacks For Dancers

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A Beginner’s Guide To Spotting

Spotting is single handedly one of the most important elements in any kind of turn. Whether it be pirouettes, fouettes, Italian fouettes, piques or chaines, spotting is a major key when it comes turns of almost every genre. However, sometimes the concept of spotting and the process of developing strong spotting skills is something that… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide To Spotting

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Bending Into Shape: Stretches To Help Improve Your Back Flexibility

Welcome back to From the Top, dancers! Today we are talking about ways to improve back flexibility! Back flexibility, along with back strength, is the key element to perfecting moves like arabesque, needles. penches, many more. However, for some reason or another, your upper and lower back can be one of the most difficult places… Continue reading Bending Into Shape: Stretches To Help Improve Your Back Flexibility