Category Archives: How To

Am I Ready for Pointe?

  Nothing compares to that magical moment when your teacher says you’re ready for your first pair of pointe shoes. … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

The Belly Dance Difference

Among thousands of contemporary dancers in booty shorts and sports bras, Janelle Issis stepped up to audition for “So You … Continue reading

Posted in How To, World Dance

Funky Faces

You may have fierce hip-hop moves—but do you have the face to go with them? When it comes to hip … Continue reading

Posted in Hip Hop, How To

Taking the Leap

Few things wow an audience like an explosive side leap. But before you bust out this move in your next … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Jazz

Guest Who?

These days, it’s common for studio owners to hire guest choreographers—often big industry names like Travis Wall and Joey Dowling—to … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To

Just Beat It

In Act II of Giselle, Albrecht does 32—32!—entrechats six in a row. His feet flutter like hummingbird wings as he … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To