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A Dancer’s Guide To: Stronger Knees

Hello my lovelies and welcome to another From The Top blog post! Today we are focusing on strengthening our bodies and self betterment. As you all know, here at From The Top, we like to cover all areas of improving our bodily health in our dance journey to help secure a long and advantageous career.… Continue reading A Dancer’s Guide To: Stronger Knees

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Icons: African American Trailblazers In The Dance Industry

Hello From The Top Family and happy Black History Month! Today in honor of this month of celebration of black history and black culture, we wanted to take a moment and shine a light on just some of the African American trailblazers in the dance industry. Throughout the centuries, black people have changed the game… Continue reading Icons: African American Trailblazers In The Dance Industry

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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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I Took An Acro Class and I Was Terrible (but here’s what I learned from it)

It’s a lovely day for a story time, dontcha think?! In today’s blog post we’ll be talking about that one time I took an acro class and I was, well, pretty dang bad! That’s right, on one particular day I found out that I was not an acrobatic natural, who can seamlessly twist and turn… Continue reading I Took An Acro Class and I Was Terrible (but here’s what I learned from it)

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Follow Along Ballet Barre Vol. 4

Happy Friday, Dancers and welcome to the first From The Top blog post of 2021! Today we are starting the year on a high note with volume 4 of our Follow Along Barre Warm-Up! As we head back to our regular class schedules, both as students and as teachers, we thought what better time to… Continue reading Follow Along Ballet Barre Vol. 4

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Holiday Treats Inspired By The Land Of Sweets

Hello and happy Nutcracker season to all! I know that this year’s Nutcracker season is looking rather different, but the one thing that remains is the excitement! So this year, to celebrate this highly anticipated time within the dance world, we decided to share an idea that will work perfectly with both Nutcracker season and… Continue reading Holiday Treats Inspired By The Land Of Sweets

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Teaching Resources

Being a dance teacher is an amazing, and busy, occupation. Allow us at From The Top Dance Blog to supply you with awesome recourses to help make your job a little easier, and a lot of fun! Check out the links down below for all of our "Teacher Tips" blog posts, Ballet Barre Routines, curated… Continue reading Teaching Resources

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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

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Our 2020 Music Favorites For Hip Hop

It’s officially September and time is beginning to wind down for year 2020. As promised in our 2020 songs for Jazz blog post, we are back again with another “Best of 2020” list for another genre of dance: Hip Hop! I must say, this list has been very fun to curate because we have seen… Continue reading Our 2020 Music Favorites For Hip Hop

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How To Achieve The Perfect Needle

Stretch To Help You Get Your Needle Stretch What’s going on FTT Family! Today we are going to get our stretch on! We’ll be talking about effective stretches to help you achieve the beautiful needle stunt! Used in dance pictures for years and also providing a fantastic stretch, the needle is kind of a two… Continue reading How To Achieve The Perfect Needle