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Floorwork Fundamentals

Good afternoon, night or morning to all of our From The Top Family all over the world! Thank you so much for dropping in today for another blog post! In today’s entry, we are talking about floorwork! That’s right. Whether you love it, hate it, or even love to hate it, floorwork is a skillset… Continue reading Floorwork Fundamentals

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Ask A Dance Mom

Hello FTT Family and thanks for joining us for another blog post! We are super excited for today’s entry because we are talking DANCE MOMS! No, not the show (although we love that too!) We’re talking our dance moms! An influential role in every dancer’s life, a dance mom is the glue that can really… Continue reading Ask A Dance Mom

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Teacher Tips: How To Establish A Healthy Bond With Your Students

Hello From The Top Family and welcome back to another blog post! Today we are having our first teacher tips blog post of the year with a discussion on how to establish an advantageous, healthy bond with the students in your dance classes! Being a dance teacher is such an influential role to play in… Continue reading Teacher Tips: How To Establish A Healthy Bond With Your Students

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From The Studio To The Stage: Tips For Doing Your First Solo

So, you’re doing your first dance solo, you say? Well first let us start by lending a huge congratulations! This is a big step in your growth as a dancer in more ways than you may know. And what better time to embark on this new goal than now! As you prepare to step into… Continue reading From The Studio To The Stage: Tips For Doing Your First Solo

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Men In Ballet: A Tribute To Legends

Hello dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are talking about a subject that we here at FTT love to dive into and that’s the importance of men in ballet! Sometimes the genre of ballet can be stigmatized as a strictly female dance style, when in reality, that is the farthest thing… Continue reading Men In Ballet: A Tribute To Legends

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Coming Home: Heading Back To Dance After Taking Time Off

Hello there, From The Top Family and welcome back to another blog post! Today we are talking about returning back to the studio and/or your dance training after taking a significant time off. About a year ago we discussed the topic of taking a break from dance if you feel that it is necessary for… Continue reading Coming Home: Heading Back To Dance After Taking Time Off

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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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Making The Transition From Student To Teacher

Hello my lovelies and welcome back to From The Top! The first month of a new year is coming to a close and we have seen quite a few new changes be put into place. In the evolution of time, we are aware that many of our From The Top Family may be moving forward… Continue reading Making The Transition From Student To Teacher

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Our 2020 Music Favorites For Contemporary

Hello From The Top Family and welcome to the last installment of our 2020 Music Favorites! Today we will be concluding this very fun mini series with one of our personal favorite genres: Contemporary! This is a genre of dance that I truly believe will never have a shortage in music. As long as there… Continue reading Our 2020 Music Favorites For Contemporary

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Beginner Pointe Tips: Sewing Ribbons and Elastics

Hello dancers and welcome back to From The Top! In today’s blog post we will be talking about sewing pointe shoes for new pointe dancers who may not have much experience doing so. As intimidating as it may seem, sewing pointe shoes are actually very similar to sewing standard ballet shoes! The technique is only… Continue reading Beginner Pointe Tips: Sewing Ribbons and Elastics