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Why Ballet Matters: answers to your burning questions

By: Jennie Becker,
Dance Director
Dance-Twirl Minnesota

Why does my dancer need to take ballet?
The short answer is that ballet is the basis for all movement styles including tap and hip hop. 596 more words

Hanging with Grand Baby

(Happy Birthday to my very first grand child Arya Kira today.  So to celebrate today I’m showing my favorite Arya Kira posts.  Originally posted 10/22/2014.  Enjoy!) 177 more words

Me And My Life

Closer Today Than Yesterday...

Never give up on your dreams.

Never give up on your hopes.

Never give up on you!

Sometimes it harder than you think to keep going and push through the pain.  149 more words

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How to Recover: Sore Muscles

How to Recover: Sore Muscles

Every dancer has those days where their muscles are sore from the day before and now they are back in rehearsal trying to lift their leg or arm and it feels like 100 pounds. 227 more words

To Twirl or Not to Twirl

October 23, 2014 – To Twirl or Not To Twirl

Last night I was lucky enough to see “Kinky Boots”, the Broadway musical sensation with music by Cyndi Lauper about a shoe factory in England which takes on a niche market and creates thigh-high, sexy, stiletto heeled boots for transvestites in order to keep the company from going out of business. 838 more words

SWOT - Final!

Welcome back and thanks again for learning about the SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. Since we’ve taken the time to explain each category over the last several posts I think we’re ready… 249 more words

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SWOT- Part 3

In the last post we discussed Strengths and Weakness as they relate to our twirling SWOT analysis. Again, make sure when you are doing this assessment you have your coach or a friend that will give you honest feedback to help. 321 more words

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