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Lower Body Exercises For Better Leaps & Stronger Turns

Hey there FTT Family and welcome back to From The Top! If there are two things that a lot of  dancers strive for, it’s strong turns and awesome leaps. When it comes to technique tips for achieving this goal, we usually always hear the classic “engage your core” line. However, let’s talk about a target… Continue reading Lower Body Exercises For Better Leaps & Stronger Turns

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Our 2022 Music Favorites For Tap

Hey there FTT Family! We hope you are doing fantastic on this lovely Friday. Today we are here for the final installment of this year’s music favorites! Thus far in our 2022 countdown, we’ve visited jazz, hip-hop and contemporary, but today we’re grabbing our tap shoes! For us personally, there’s nothing like a good tap… Continue reading Our 2022 Music Favorites For Tap

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Our 2022 Music Favorites For Jazz

Hello FTT Family! Today we are here with a community favorite, which is our yearly music favorites for each dance genre! If you’re a music junkie like myself, then you spend the year keeping up with all of the latest tunes and what’s hot on the charts. This also results in awesome class playlists that… Continue reading Our 2022 Music Favorites For Jazz

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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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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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A Tribute To Broadway

Broadway. As soon as we say the word, you already know what we’re talking about. From “Wicked” to “Newsies”, the Broadway industry has been a staple in the community of theater and of course dance! For decades now, the Broadway industry has produced so many wonderful productions that have made their marks on our careers… Continue reading A Tribute To Broadway

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What A Relief: Dance & Fitness Products That Will Aid & Support Your Body

Hey there, FTT Family and welcome back to From The Top Dance Blog! Today we are talking about one of our favorite discussion points: taking care of our bodies!  As I’m sure we are all well aware, dance is a sport, art form and career path that ranks rather high on the scale of physical… Continue reading What A Relief: Dance & Fitness Products That Will Aid & Support Your Body

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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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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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Best Dance Equipment For At Home Practice

At home practice is a huge part of our training. It gives us extra time to hone our skills, helps us meet our goals that much faster and it was even our saving grace during a global pandemic. Whether done out of want or need, taking our training outside of the studio walls is advantageous… Continue reading Best Dance Equipment For At Home Practice