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9 Dance Resolutions for 2020

2020 is almost here—and with a new year (a new decade, even!) comes new resolutions. What are your dance ambitions for the upcoming year? Improve your technique? Build your social presence? Jumpstart your pro career? All of the above? To help you kick off 2020 strong, we've made a list of 9 dance resolutions that are (literally) #goals.

Post More Dance Videos to Your IGTV Account


Gotta keep those feeds interesting!

Get Your Pointe Shoes to Last a Little Longer


Have you tried these hacks?

See All the Amazing Dance Movies Coming Out


In the Heights! West Side Story! EEEEEEE.

Get Your Dance Challenge to Go Viral on TikTok


You've got the talent. You've got the imagination. YOU CAN DO IT.

Work on Your "Bad" Side


Because you can get that right leg up to 180 degrees in penché. We believe in you!

Teach Your Parents Some Ballet Vocabulary


"OK, Dad, let's start with something easy. Fondu means 'to melt.' Yes! Yes! Like what you do with cheese!"

Add to Your Ever-Growing Leotard Collection


Not that we really have to make it a resolution, since we'll be doing it regardless. 😉

Get Featured on a Choreographer's Instagram Account



Take Even More Dance Classes


We've got a new decade of dance to look forward to! Here's to another 10 years of doing what we love every day.

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