One thing about us dancers, we are obsessed with feet! Whether it be our feet or each other’s feet, we love the appearance of having good arches! It’s a goal we all work to achieve because of the great benefits that having good arches provides. Good arches can mean the appearance of better lines, easier… Continue reading The Key To Better Arches
Changing the Mindset of Perfectionism
Let’s talk about it. One of the most prevalent themes in the dance industry is the strive for perfection. From the moment our training becomes serious, even if that time is in our childhood, the thirst to become the perfect dancer is planted. Sometimes that seed is planted by those we may look up to… Continue reading Changing the Mindset of Perfectionism
It Takes Two: Duet Tips For Dance Teachers & Students
Duets are one of my favorite categories to choreograph and discuss! They have a certain element about them that really has the ability to leave an impression on an audience. The process of both creating a duet and dancing one is always a memorable experience and one that you learn so much from, both as… Continue reading It Takes Two: Duet Tips For Dance Teachers & Students
How To Get Past Pre-Audition Nerves
Hello FTT Family and welcome to another blog post! Audition season is beginning to take off and dancers of all ages are packing their audition bags to take on the hustle and bustle that this time brings. That’s why today we are going to be focusing on an audition preparation point that will help not… Continue reading How To Get Past Pre-Audition Nerves
Across The Floor Jazz Routine Vol. 3
Hello there, From The Top Family and welcome to another blog post! Today we are elated to share with you volume 3 of our Across The Floor Jazz Routines! Perfect for teaching material, as well as practice material, this across the floor Jazz routine is filled with jazz class classics such as piques, pirouettes, battement… Continue reading Across The Floor Jazz Routine Vol. 3
Improving Your Adagio Skills
Hello FTT Family and welcome back to another blog post! Today we are grabbing our ballet flats and heading to center! In this post, we will be discussing adagio tips! Elegant and graceful, adagio is a ballet exercise that is done in most every ballet class to help prune technical assets such as musicality and… Continue reading Improving Your Adagio Skills
I Forgot My Dance On Stage. Now What?
Hello dancers and welcome back to another FTT blog post! Today we are discussing what to do when you don’t know what to do. That’s right, we’re talking about the dreaded experience of forgetting your dance on stage! At one point or another, we’ve all been in a situation where we are performing and boom!… Continue reading I Forgot My Dance On Stage. Now What?
Want To Take A Heels Class? Here’s Why You Should!
Heels classes are amongst some of the most sought after dance genres in the industry. Over the last decade or more, heels classes have risen to a state of popularity that has taken the dance community by storm, and has proven to be a force to be reckoned with for good reason, too! Heels classes… Continue reading Want To Take A Heels Class? Here’s Why You Should!
Reminders For Dancers For 2023
Well FTT Family, we’ve come to the end of another year! 2022 was filled with so much insight in so many ways, as well as so many wonderful opportunities for us to learn and grow in our craft. We have had such a wonderful time sharing training tips and hacks over the past twelve months,… Continue reading Reminders For Dancers For 2023
How To Improve Your Penche
Hello From The Top Family and welcome to another blog post! Today we are going to be discussing tips for how to achieve beautiful penches! I like to describe the penches as the (slightly more complicated) big sister to the arabesque. Penches are a gorgeous ballet move that dancers everywhere strive to achieve. However, this… Continue reading How To Improve Your Penche