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What’s In My Dance Bag: 2022 Update

Hey there, dancers! Today we wanted to share with our a community the newest addition to our IGTV series! In From The Top tradition, I like to take a fun moment and share with you all what’s in my dance bag, the teaching and class essentials that I keep on hand, as well as any… Continue reading What’s In My Dance Bag: 2022 Update

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Follow Along Ballet Barre Vol. 6: Baby Ballet Edition

Hey there dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are here with the highly awaited sixth installment to our “Follow Along Ballet Warm-Up” series! Much like our stretch calendars, our ballet barre warm-ups are resources that can be used both for class outlines for dance teachers and at home practice for students.… Continue reading Follow Along Ballet Barre Vol. 6: Baby Ballet Edition

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Across The Floor Jazz Routine: Beginner Lesson Plan

Hello dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are super excited to share a new follow along lesson plan with you all. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome volume 1 of our “Across The Floor Jazz Routine”! Similar to our “Follow Along Ballet Barre”, this lesson plan is designed for teachers and students… Continue reading Across The Floor Jazz Routine: Beginner Lesson Plan

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IGTV: Dance Myths Busted w/ Lexi Jenkins

Hello From The Top Family! We are so excited to share with you episode 2 of season 2 of our IGTV show! Today we are talking dance myths and we are busting them. From being a late starter to how dancers take care of themselves, come along with us as we debunk some of the… Continue reading IGTV: Dance Myths Busted w/ Lexi Jenkins

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Tips For Co-Teaching

Hello everyone and welcome back to From The Top! Today we will be discussing some tips on how to go about co-teaching effectively and successfully! A fellow dance teacher of mine asked for my personal advice on co-teaching dance classes with another teacher and in the midst of diving into this question, I realize what… Continue reading Tips For Co-Teaching

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Doing Away With Comparison

Happy Friday, FTT Family! Today we will discuss how to dismantle a topic that I believe we have all faced at some point or another in our dance journey, and that is the issue of comparison. While comparison is usually depicted as the idea of judging yourself against the quota of another dancer’s skillset, success… Continue reading Doing Away With Comparison

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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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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

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A First Timers Guide To Taking Private Dance Classes

Hello From The Top Family and welcome back to a brand new blog post! If you were with us here last week, then you know that we discussed how to teach private classes as a part of our “Teacher Tips” segment. And as promised, today we are here to discuss private dance classes from another… Continue reading A First Timers Guide To Taking Private Dance Classes