Category Archives: How To

On-Point Pirouettes

Whenever I watch a ballet, I’m mesmerized when a dancer whips out perfect pirouettes. The magic of successful turns mystifies … Continue reading

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Competition Know-How

Music. Costumes. Makeup. These are all essential for competition. Leave home without them and you’ll be left dancing in jeans … Continue reading

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Words to Pack By

Who better to give packing advice than dancers who’ve been there? DS consulted several competition veterans for their top tips … Continue reading

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The Checklist of Champions: Getting Organized Before Nationals

Imagine that you’re standing in the wings at Nationals, ready to rock your tap number. Just as you’re about to … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away

Imagine a tap dancer who moves as if she’s on slick ice. While one foot does a quick shuffle, the … Continue reading

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Judges Panel

When competition season rolls around, it’s inevitable that you’ll get a bit stressed out. Your brain is jam-packed with worries, … Continue reading

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