The History of the Nutcracker

The History of the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet has been widening young eyes for over one hundred years. With spectacular visuals and beautiful music, The Nutcracker is a holiday staple for many dancers and spectators alike. We’re probably all familiar with the story of the Nutcracker, but do...
A Dancer’s Guide to Winter: 5 Helpful Tips For Warm Dance Attire

A Dancer’s Guide to Winter: 5 Helpful Tips For Warm Dance Attire

As the weather changes and the temperatures continue to drop, it can be difficult to decide what to wear each morning, especially as a dancer. Dancers must wear specific attire to class, but a leotard and tights may not keep you warm as you ride to class and scurry...
5 Things to Know Before Starting Pointe

5 Things to Know Before Starting Pointe

Many ballet dancers dream of one day dancing “en pointe” or on point. Dancing on point is a major goal for a ballerina, but beginning pointe classes is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many factors that play into a ballerina’s ability to succeed at...
Finding a Balance This School Year

Finding a Balance This School Year

With school officially in full swing, you may be finding yourself caught in the chaotic whirlwind of carpools, lunch boxes, practices, rehearsals and homework. When you throw dance classes into the mix, finding a balance between everything can seem impossible. We know...
Back to School and Back to Dance

Back to School and Back to Dance

As those long summer days quickly come to an end, your children are probably trading swimsuits for backpacks and popsicles for pencils. But just because school is starting back up, doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away the dance shoes until next summer. Continuing dance...
How to Support Your Child’s Dance Career

How to Support Your Child’s Dance Career

We all want the best for our children, but sometimes it can be hard to know the best ways to support them. Should we point out their mistakes to make them better? Should we offer tips and pointers or just observe quietly? We’ve gathered a few tips to help you support...