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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...
Health & Fitness, Good to Know

Taking a Break Can Make You A Better Dancer

For most people, and especially kids, summer means a time to take a break, enjoy a warmer weather, and welcome a less busy schedule. For dancers of an...

Spotlight

Why Music Theory Favors Quality Tap Dancing

When I asked the age-old question “What’s in your dance bag?” I expected Keith Clifton, an exceptional tap, ballet, and jazz dancer and educator of ov...

Opinion

How to Give Your Fellow Performers Constructive Criticism

Hey! Hey! It’s me. *waves* Keats, your friend from the dance world! I’m here to talk about something really important to me: post show discussion etiq...

Good to Know

Overcome Painful Labor with the Baby Mama Dance

Mother’s Day is coming up! And even though we love our dancing mamas, we wanted to focus on something a little different this year: Mamas who dance......

Spotlight

Be Devoted to Your Dance Training, Not Instagram

Those who are looking for hard-core dance training know where to find their commercial dance fix. Helene Phillips is a world renowned jazz dance teach...

Good to Know

4 Easy Ways Dancers Can Help Protect The Environment

Happy Earth Day! Though there’s only one date a year dedicated to formally showing our planet a little love, the Earth Day Network works all year long...

Professional Tips, Finance

Practical Advice on How to Apply for Grants

Performing arts grants are an important part of the dance world - projects and companies cannot run on donations and ticket sales alone! Seeking fundi...

Good to Know

How to Produce A Dance Show for the First Time

So you want to produce your own dance show. Congratulations! Maybe this is your first time taking this journey, or maybe you dipped your toes in once,...

Health & Fitness

Injured? ATCs and PTs Are Here To Help You

Hey all! Keats back again to chat with you about self care and how to get it. First off, no matter what part of the performing arts industry you’re in...