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A Dancer’s Guide To Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Happy Friday, dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Fall is officially in full swing and along with the changing of the seasons, comes the infiltration of cold, allergies and flus. There is never a persay “ideal” time to get sick, however, during this time of year with preparation for productions such as “The… Continue reading A Dancer’s Guide To Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

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Bloch “Elastosplit X” Ballet Shoe

Hello, dancers and welcome to another segment of “Love It or Leave It”! It’s been a minute since we’ve done one of these and let me tell you, it feels SO good to be back on the saddle, doing another review for you guys! In today’s segment, we’re going to be reviewing Bloch’s “Elastaosplit X”… Continue reading Bloch “Elastosplit X” Ballet Shoe

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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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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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Teacher Tips: Teaching Master Classes

School is out, summer is on its way and that can only mean one thing: It’s time for conventions, intensives and master classes galore! This is the time of year where dance students from all over begin to pack their bags to embark on days and even months of classes that will increase their skill… Continue reading Teacher Tips: Teaching Master Classes

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Perseverance In The Dance Industry

Well, hello there and welcome back to From the Top! I hope you all are doing well this lovely Friday afternoon! Today we are a discussing a more serious topic on the blog, which is the subject of perseverance in the dance industry. As I’m sure you know, being a dancer is rewarding in so… Continue reading Perseverance In The Dance Industry

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Teacher Tips: How To Get The Most Out Of Your One Hour Class Time

Hey there, dancers and welcome back to From the Top! In today’s blog post we’re talking about a small issue that most every dance teacher faces and that is figuring out how to get the most out of your one-hour class timeslot. In the world of dance and teaching, there are literally so many things… Continue reading Teacher Tips: How To Get The Most Out Of Your One Hour Class Time

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Make Yourself Proud

Make yourself proud. What does that really mean? The answer, though very sought after, is fairly simple. Sometimes we focus so much on making the people around us, such as our parents, dance teachers and friends, proud of the progress that we’ve made and what we’ve accomplished, but what about ourselves? How do we (italics)… Continue reading Make Yourself Proud