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How to dance with your hair down

While we wouldn’t recommend it for your ballet class, learning to dance with your hair down is an important skill for the modern day dancer. No matter what style you grew up dancing in, your teacher surely made you put your hair up in a bun or tie it back in a ponytail. 351 more words

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Competition nutrition

It’s summertime, and that means one thing—Nationals! During prime competition season, it’s critical to stay strong, healthy, and energized in order to excel at your competition routines and make it through class after class at all those conventions. 459 more words

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Latest craze: #poptap

If you’re on Instagram, you might have seen a new hashtag popping up in your feed. #Poptap is one of the latest and greatest crazes in the New York City dance scene. 388 more words

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Summertime smoothies

Summertime means hot weather and lots of dancing! Whether you’re traveling to a convention, attending nationals, or participating in a summer intensive, you’ll want to make sure you fuel and care for your body in all that heat, humidity, and exercise. 405 more words

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Did Bob Fosse choreograph "Single Ladies?"

Beyonce is blowing up social media with her stunning photograph posing with newborn twins, Rumi and Sir. Most will agree that Beyonce is a queen herself—especially when it comes to dancing. 153 more words

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Why ankle strength matters for dancers

Whether you’re in pointe shoes, tap shoes, or hip-hop sneakers, ankle strength and agility are critical for dancers. Lateral ankle sprains (where you roll to the outside of your foot) are particularly common amongst dancers. 450 more words

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5 tips to nail your next dance shoot

Whether for Senior portraits, competition team, or your personal social media page, dance photo shoots are becoming more popular every day.  But for dancers who are used to performing on stage in front of a live audience, modeling in front of a camera can be a completely new experience.  435 more words

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