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Leaps and How To Conquer Them

Hey there dancers and welcome back to From the Top! Today we are talking about a dance favorite: leaps! As you all know, leaps are a dance staple in most dance genres and just like their counterpart, turns, there is more to conquering a leap than meets the eye. That’s why today we are sharing… Continue reading Leaps and How To Conquer Them

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Self-Care For Dancers

Hey dancers and welcome to the first From the Top blog post of 2019! As we go into a new year, I thought this would be a perfect time to discuss a topic that focuses on taking care of ourselves. Today we are going to talk a little about self-care. Dance is an extremely physical… Continue reading Self-Care For Dancers

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2018: Thank You!

Hey there dancers! 2018 is nearly over and as this year ends, we here at From the Top would just like to give a big “thank you” to all of you who are a part of the From the Top family. You all have absolutely no idea how much your love and support mean to… Continue reading 2018: Thank You!

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Gift Ideas For Dancers

Hey there, dancers and welcome back to From the Top! The holidays are quickly approaching and along with them comes all the hustle and bustle. Gift shopping is underway for many of us and while we may know exactly what to get for say, our parents, what exactly do you get for the dancer in… Continue reading Gift Ideas For Dancers

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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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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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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