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Getting Rid Of Stubborn Calluses

Heeeellllllooo there, From The Top Family! It’s the end of another week which means it’s time for another blog post and today, we’re talking about feet ...AGAIN! In today’s post we’re sharing with you all a step-by-step instructional on how to get rid of stubborn calluses. Being a dancer means that you sign yourself up… Continue reading Getting Rid Of Stubborn Calluses

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How To Get On Top Of Your Pointe Shoe Box, Without Sickling Or Knuckling

Welcome back to From the Top, everyone! Today we’re back with another pointe tip! In this post we’ll be talking about how to fully, properly and safely get on top of your pointe shoe box. Getting up onto your pointe shoe box properly is actually a very common issue amongst dancers, specifically to those just… Continue reading How To Get On Top Of Your Pointe Shoe Box, Without Sickling Or Knuckling

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On-The-Go Meals & Snacks For Dancers

Being a dancer is a busy lifestyle to lead to say the absolute least. With all of the rehearsals, shows, casting calls and booked gigs, it can really become a hassle. And in the midst of all that hustle and bustle, we may have the tendency to forget to do one, not so small thing… Continue reading On-The-Go Meals & Snacks For Dancers

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Recital Ready! : A complete list of our favorite makeup products for recital season

On top of all the rehearsals, photo sessions and elaborate costumes, another fun aspect of recital season is putting your makeup skills to use! Recital makeup is always over the top and glamorous, but in addition to all of this, it always helps for your recital makeup to be both vibrant and durable in order… Continue reading Recital Ready! : A complete list of our favorite makeup products for recital season

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How To Get Rid Of Stage Fright

An issue that many, many, many dancers face is stage fright. It can be so nerve wracking dealing with the unsettling emotions that can creep in before stepping out on stage. Some say that it’s something that all dancers go through at some point and to a degree, that’s true. Every dancer gets those pre-performance… Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Stage Fright

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Core Strengthening Exercises For Dancers

Today’s post is rather exciting because today, we are WORKING OUT! That’s right, today we’re going to be focusing on exercises that will strengthen and tighten our abdominal muscles to give us a nice, strong core! Your abs or your core as it is often times called, is an extremely important part of the body… Continue reading Core Strengthening Exercises For Dancers

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Breaking The Habit Of Sickling

A pesky habit that a lot of dancers in many genres have a hard time shaking is sickling. Sickling is when your feet have a tendency to go slightly inward whenever you point your toes. The great news, however, is that the habit of sickling is just that - a habit. And habits, my friends,… Continue reading Breaking The Habit Of Sickling

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A Beginner’s Guide To Spotting

Spotting is single handedly one of the most important elements in any kind of turn. Whether it be pirouettes, fouettes, Italian fouettes, piques or chaines, spotting is a major key when it comes turns of almost every genre. However, sometimes the concept of spotting and the process of developing strong spotting skills is something that… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide To Spotting

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Light Breakfast Ideas For Dancers

Welcome back to From the Top, my friends! Today is a fun post because once again, we are COOKING! ! A big part of being a dancer is, of course, rehearsals and these rehearsals happen at all times of day, including the early morning hours. However, it is always super important to eat before rehearsals… Continue reading Light Breakfast Ideas For Dancers

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International Women’s Day 2019: “You Go Girl!”

Happy International Women’s Day, ladies! This day honestly means so much to me, not only as a woman but simply as a human being. Women’s rights and gender equality has been an ever going battle for decades and unfortunately, it’s a battle that still goes on to this day. Women everywhere are no strangers to… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: “You Go Girl!”