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Tips For Turns En Pointe

What is going on, FTT Family and welcome back! Today we’re grabbing our toe pads, toe spacers and jet glue, because we’re about to discuss another pointe topic! This post will be centered around turns en pointe. We’ll be covering technique tips that can be applied to various turns en pointe including chaines, piques, pirouettes,… Continue reading Tips For Turns En Pointe

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Barre Fitness: From A Dancer’s Perspective

Welcome back to From The Top, everyone! Today we are getting up and moving our bodies with barre fitness! A practice taking the world by storm, barre fitness is one of the most popular fitness classes in today’s day in time. Ballet inspired, barre fitness rose to fame at an incredibly fast rate and has… Continue reading Barre Fitness: From A Dancer’s Perspective

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The Dancer’s Lunchbox: 2022 Edition

August is here and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to head back to dance for another season! With the close of Summer, we are officially on our way back to weekly classes, competitions, seasonal shows and big year end recitals! During this time of year, there is so much that we have… Continue reading The Dancer’s Lunchbox: 2022 Edition

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Mastering Petit Allegro

Hello my lovely From The Top Family and welcome back to another chat here on the blog! Today we are talking about the classic, the staple, the scary? Petit Allegro! Done in literally every ballet class everywhere, petit allegro is a sequence of small, quick jumps done in center. However, the truth is, petit allegro… Continue reading Mastering Petit Allegro

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How To Get More Flexible Hips

Hey there dancers and welcome back to another From The Top blog post! Out of all the places in our body that can put up a fight when it comes to gaining adequate flexibility, our hip flexors can easily fall in the top 5 section of this category. Hip flexors, though often overlooked compared to… Continue reading How To Get More Flexible Hips

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Love It or Leave It?: BLOCH Pump Canvas Ballet Shoe Review

Welcome back to From The Top, everyone! Today we are talking dance products, which naturally means we are back for another edition of “Love It or Leave It”! A quick synopsis on today’s blog post for any of our new From The Top Family members, “Love It or Leave It’ is our dance product review… Continue reading Love It or Leave It?: BLOCH Pump Canvas Ballet Shoe Review

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Let’s Talk About It: Hyperextension

Hyperextension. A word that garners a lot of mixed emotions and reactions in the dance industry. Do we love it? Do we hate it? Is it good for you? Is it a huge mistake? These are all of the questions that are usually tossed up in the air when the subject of dancers with hyperextended… Continue reading Let’s Talk About It: Hyperextension

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2021 IGTV Blooper Reel w/ Lexi Jenkins

Hey there dancers and welcome back to another From The Top IGTV Episode! Today we are sharing a few laughs from the previous year with our annual blooper reel! In this video, we'll take a look back at some of the funny moments and hiccups that inevitably happen when filming occurs, but makes for some… Continue reading 2021 IGTV Blooper Reel w/ Lexi Jenkins

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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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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