Category Archives: How To

The Truth About Turnout

Turnout—a combination of rotational flexibility and the strength to properly hold that rotation—is the foundation of ballet. But it’s also … Continue reading

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Heels vs. Flats

Picture a female tap dancer in heels. What do you see? A musical theater pro wearing a vintage 1920s-style dress … Continue reading

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Attitude Adjustments

Whether it’s a convention class with your idol or the hundredth rehearsal for your competition routine, you want to impress … Continue reading

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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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