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Are You Ready for Your Recital?

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Spring is here, and that probably means you’re gearing up for your end-of-the-year performances. There’s a lot to do before then – learn and master choreography, try on costumes and take dance portraits. …

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I want to start ballroom. What do I need?

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By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. For many teenagers and adults interested in starting ballroom dance, there are a lot of questions. There is the question of what to wear – for the ladies, should you wear a leotard and …

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Preparing Students for Opportunity’s Knock

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What dance teachers can do to empower the next generation of performers By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Audrey Hepburn is quoted as saying, “I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny …

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Dance Bag Essentials

Capezio Dance Bag

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. With a busy dance schedule of classes and rehearsals at the studio, and then tech, dress and performances at the theater, it may sometimes feel like you live out of your dance bag. …

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My Child Has Dance Class “Stage Fright” – What Do I Do?

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Dance class can be a joyous place – music, cute outfits, movement expression and friends. It can also be a “scary” place of unfamiliarity, especially for little ones – no parents, new grown-ups, …

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I’ve just graduated from college dance …now what do I do?

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By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. 1. Define Success What does success look and feel like to you? Write a personal mission statement (there are lots of templates available online) and reference it often. Be honest about what makes …

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My Child is Starting Ballet…What Do I Need?


By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. So you have signed up your child for ballet classes, and now you need to know what to buy. Shoes? Leotards? Tights? Tutus? Pointe shoes? Legwarmers? There are infinite products out there, so …

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Parents’ Guide to Tap Shoes

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Is your child just beginning tap dance classes and you’re lost as to which shoes to buy? Here, Capezio Athlete and phenomenal professional tap artist Michelle Dorrance helps sort out what a young …

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Parents’ Guide to Ballet Shoes

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. The decision to sign up your child for ballet classes was probably an easy one. But now do you need a little guidance for shopping for the right ballet shoes? They are a …

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10 Tips for Success in College Dance

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By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa 1.  Go to Class First-year students find themselves faced with a lot of freedom. You will meet several people who boast they can cut classes and still earn good grades. While that may …

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