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How These 3 Professionals Break-In Their Pointe Shoes - photo: Samara Rittinger

How These 3 Professionals Break-In Their Pointe Shoes

Growing up as a dancer, I was always mesmerized by pointe shoes and couldn’t wait to get my feet into a pair of them. It wasn’t until I actually got the chance to try pointe shoes on that I realized I hadn’t taken comfort into account, and wondered how dancers were able to rehearse in them all day...
Professional Tips

Soar Above Your Teacher's Expectations With Good Class Etiquette

Let's talk about the one thing that you are taught in class, other than dancing, which is a key stepping stone to your career: proper dance class etiq...

Reviews

L.A. Dance Project Festival Turns Up the Heat on Collaboration

Benjamin Millepied has always said his Los Angeles Dance Project was not going to be a one choreographer kind of company. While he has continued makin...

Professional Tips

7 Proven Qualities of a Leader and Successful Dance Captain

Receiving a compliment about your abilities, work ethic, and natural leadership qualities can be uplifting, but there’s no better feeling than receivi...

Education & Training, Good to Know

Your New Search Result for "Dance Classes Near Me"

Such an important day in our vibrant community is upon us—National Dance Day! On September 21, 2019, everyone from around the United States is encoura...

Education & Training

How to Find the Right Dance Program for YOU - Fame or Not

If you are considering studying dance in college, it is crucial that you choose the right university for you and your training. Many college dance pro...

Professional Tips, Spotlight, Motivational

Aging Gracefully Can Bring You a Lifetime of Success

Before this interview, I researched Cindera Che by watching a scene from one of her short films, The Disappointment Tour. In it, Cindera portrays a wo...

Opinion

Sexual Harassment: This is the Story of One Dancer's Limits

Is there someone within your dance community who everyone knows to avoid? Whether his/her tendencies are inappropriate comments, uncomfortable glances...

Professional Tips

The Truth About Choosing The Right Pointe Shoes

You work hard every day. You put in the grueling hours of strengthening and perfecting each technical detail in class. So with that, you deserve to ha...

Education & Training, Finance

How to Pay for College: Where I Triumphed and Failed

Sashaying down the aisles of Target, tossing dorm room accessories into a cart seems like the most important aspect of college preparations, but one m...