For Parents

I stood staring at the casting sheet.  I felt others jostling around me for a better look at the board, but I couldn’t bring myself to move.  Where was my name?  I had wanted so badly to be in this piece – I had been dancing all summer, I had felt strong in the audition,…

A dance resume is a wonderful tool for a dancer to use throughout their career. Whether applying for summer intensives, scholarships, and college dance programs, or gearing up for company additions and commercial gigs, a dance resume provides casting directors, choreographers and teachers with the necessary information to gauge a dancer’s potential for dance programs…

“A prophet is nothing in their own country” is something they say in Germany. It means that a prophet who teaches his own pupils will be listened to the least. The prophet’s pupils will pay polite and respectful attention, but most of what is said will go in one ear and out the other. I…

Much like an academic school, a ballet school usually requires its students to have their own set of supplies to take ballet classes, such as proper attire and accessories. While every school may have a few specific requirements, there are some general things that ballet students need for ballet class. In this article, aimed for first…

Feeling the sting of not being accepted into a summer intensive? You are not alone! Every dancer faces challenges along the road; here are several things to consider when facing feelings of rejection in dance.

Young dancers dream of the day they make their debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy or Cavalier in the Nutcracker and amaze audiences with their dazzling skill. The road to center stage is not an easy path however, and students must work their way up class by class. For students who are serious about their…

Once a girl has begun studying ballet, the day arrives when she becomes very excited (as well as impatient) to begin pointe work. Before a student begins dancing on pointe however, there are a few factors that need to be considered in order to ensure a safe and positive outcome. Dancing on pointe is a…

Summer is flying by, which means it is already time to think about enrolling your child in after school activities for the upcoming year.  Ballet provides great physical exercise and also instills confidence, teaches discipline and artistry and helps young students develop coordination and imaginative thinking. Many schools begin enrolling for the Fall semester during…

If your young daughter or son have expressed interest in taking ballet classes, now is the time to start looking for ballet schools!  If you aren’t quite familiar with dance, this may seem like a difficult task.  Here are some tips to help you decide and hopefully narrow down a few options. Cleanliness and Quality…