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Improving Your Turn Out

Hey there, dancers! Today we are talking all about how to improve your turnout! Turnout is a huge part of being a stage dancer. Whether it’s in ballet, jazz, or contemporary, turnout is the key to opening a whole new range of motion when it comes to flexibility. Good turnout helps achieve better leaps, higher… Continue reading Improving Your Turn Out

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Love It or Leave It? Bloch Neo-Flex Jazz Shoe Review

Hey dancers and welcome back to another From the Top blog post! Today we’re back for another installment of “Love It or Leave It?” In today’s installment, we’re discussing Bloch’s Neo-flex jazz shoes. This a classic jazz shoe that has been around for quite some time. The Neo-flex is easily a crowd favorite and today… Continue reading Love It or Leave It? Bloch Neo-Flex Jazz Shoe Review

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Improving Lines

Happy Friday, dancers! I hope you all are having an amazing day. In today’s post we are going to talk about how to improve lines in ballet. As I’m sure you all know, ballet “lines” is the elongation of your body to create nice, elegant ballet positions such as arabesque, attitude, Italian fouettes, etc. This… Continue reading Improving Lines

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Remedies For Sore Feet

Today we are talking about how to treat sore feet! Being sore in any part of your body is never, per say, fun but dealing with sore feet can be a little nerve wracking, especially when you have to keep dancing in spite of. And even thought it’s just one of those things that we… Continue reading Remedies For Sore Feet

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Tips and Exercises For Developpes

Welcome back to From the Top Dance Blog, you guys! Today we are talking about how you can improve your developpes! Developpes are a move that, like all other things in dance, takes a lot of practice to achieve. They can also be a little bit on the tricky side seeing as though you are… Continue reading Tips and Exercises For Developpes

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Networking In The Dance Industry

What’s going on, dancers? Today, we are talking about the business side of being a dancer. Today, we’re talking all about networking in the industry. In every profession, it is so necessary to network in your field and get yourself out there in the open around other people in your same line of work. And… Continue reading Networking In The Dance Industry

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Competitiveness In The Dance Industry

Competitiveness in the dance industry. My, my, my, where do I begin? This is where we get into the ugly part of the industry. The cut throat, the mean girls/guys, the vultures, the users, you know what I mean? Dance is one of the most competitive professions out there because everyone seems to be fighting… Continue reading Competitiveness In The Dance Industry

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Tips For Right And Left Splits: How To Get Your Splits Effectively And Safetly

Happy Friday, everyone and welcome back to From the Top! Today we’re are going to be talking about the Holy Grail of all of stretches: the splits! The splits are hands down one of the most coveted stretches to achieve because it’s your first big step into the world of flexibility. It’s a stretch that… Continue reading Tips For Right And Left Splits: How To Get Your Splits Effectively And Safetly

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Teaching Children

Ohhh, children. So precious, so adorable, so HYPER!! Teaching children can be an absolute joy but it is definitely something that has to be executed with strategy. So if you’ve signed up to teach a dance class for kids, here are three tips to help make the class fun for them and to help you… Continue reading Teaching Children

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Finding The Perfect Balance: Tips For Improving Balance In and Out of Pointe Shoes

Welcome back to From the Top, everyone! Today we are going to talk about improving balance both in and out of pointe shoes! Balance is a huge part of ballet when in demi pointe, without pointe shoes, and it becomes even more important once you enter into the world of pointe. However, balancing can be… Continue reading Finding The Perfect Balance: Tips For Improving Balance In and Out of Pointe Shoes