What To Pack For Dance Conventions and Intensives

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again! It’s officially convention and intensive season aka the Christmas of dance! Dancers all over the world wait for this time of year as it brings about so many new experiences and aids so much in a dancers’ career. From gaining new knowledge to company training scholarships, conventions… Continue reading What To Pack For Dance Conventions and Intensives


Teacher Tips: Teaching Master Classes

School is out, summer is on its way and that can only mean one thing: It’s time for conventions, intensives and master classes galore! This is the time of year where dance students from all over begin to pack their bags to embark on days and even months of classes that will increase their skill… Continue reading Teacher Tips: Teaching Master Classes

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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


Off Days: Everyone Has One

Today’s blog post is about something that every dancer comes up against at one point or another  and that is, having an off day. An “off day” is when you have a day in class where you can’t seem to get anything right. You fall out of a turn, your leap doesn’t get enough height,… Continue reading Off Days: Everyone Has One


Teacher Tips: How To Get The Most Out Of Your One Hour Class Time

Hey there, dancers and welcome back to From the Top! In today’s blog post we’re talking about a small issue that most every dance teacher faces and that is figuring out how to get the most out of your one-hour class timeslot. In the world of dance and teaching, there are literally so many things… Continue reading Teacher Tips: How To Get The Most Out Of Your One Hour Class Time


How To Slay Choreography In Any Genre

Hey dancers! Did you know the key to dancing choreography well isn’t completely in the dance steps? That’s right! The dance moves are not the one and only key to doing an amazing job in a dance. There is actually a combination of key elements that go into making a dance really pop! But what… Continue reading How To Slay Choreography In Any Genre


Self-Care For Dancers

Hey dancers and welcome to the first From the Top blog post of 2019! As we go into a new year, I thought this would be a perfect time to discuss a topic that focuses on taking care of ourselves. Today we are going to talk a little about self-care. Dance is an extremely physical… Continue reading Self-Care For Dancers


2018: Thank You!

Hey there dancers! 2018 is nearly over and as this year ends, we here at From the Top would just like to give a big “thank you” to all of you who are a part of the From the Top family. You all have absolutely no idea how much your love and support mean to… Continue reading 2018: Thank You!


How To Deal With Stiff Muscles During The Cold Months

The colder months can be a very rough time for dancers because if there is anytime our muscles are going to put up a fight, it’s during the colder months! The winters season can bring temperatures that can stiffen our muscles and make stretching more of a challenge. However, even though stretching starts to become… Continue reading How To Deal With Stiff Muscles During The Cold Months


How To Embody A Character

So, you’ve got the role, you say? Congratulations! It looks like all of your hard work and determination has paid off this Nutcracker season! Now that you have the role, costume fittings are underway, rehearsals are a constant factor and now you must begin to get yourself settled into the character that you’re playing. But… Continue reading How To Embody A Character