50 Inspirational Dance Quotes & How To Use Them

50 inspirational dance quotes

Words are powerful. Using them to inspire your dancers is one of the best gifts you can give a child. These inspirational dance quotes can impact your students not only in your studio, but overflow into their lives at home, school, and around their world. What you teach them will carry on with them wherever […]

15 inspirational dance quotes to begin the new season

15 inspirational dance quotes to begin the new season.

Words are powerful. So it’s no surprise that inspiring your dancers through appropriate language is one of the best gifts you will ever give them. If you’re looking for words to ignite that spark in your dancers this season, we’ve compiled our top 15 inspirational dance quotes that are sure to have your students werking […]

Reverence is More than a Ballet Move

Reverence is more than a ballet move.

Ballet dancers are likely to have heard of reverence and know what it is. Reverence (ray-vay-rahnss), in general, is a French word that refers to paying respect to something or someone in authority (such as a teacher) by performing an act of reverence. There are 4 classical and contemporary acts of reverence that include: Traditional […]

Finding Points of Inspiration and Motivation

Finding points of inspiration and motivation.

Suzy Arredondo and her parents, Jaime and Jeremy were Emily Finch’s inspiration – and motivation.  Little Suzy is friends with Emily’s daughters. Emily, owner of Dance 101 in Tempe, Arizona, thought the movement of dance might bring Suzy joy and maybe even help her a little. Emily couldn’t have been more correct. When 12-year-old Suzy […]

How You Can Really Be the Rockette

Women Rockette dancing in unison outside.

I recently saw an article in Dance Teacher Magazine that shared some secrets: the secrets of how to get hired as a Rockette. My mind traveled back to childhood. I started dance lessons at a young age and became enamored by the Rockettes. I wasn’t simply enamored with the way the Rockettes looked or danced, […]

Top 20 Inspirational Dance Quotes

Gregory Hines Quite, I am going to tap until I cannot. I will be so old, all I can do is walk out from the wings to stage center. But I will be there.

Everyone hits rough patches from time to time. Hearing inspirational words can be a moving and effective way to get refocused and re-motivated. In other cases, the words of iconic and legendary dancers and choreographers can broaden our horizons, spark our creativity, or just remind us that everyone has their struggles. Here are some quotes […]

What Is A Foot Stretcher and Why Do Ballerinas Use Them?

Ballerina stretching using a foot stretcher before exercising.

Part of the grace and beauty of ballet is that the performance hides all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating that performance. While ballerina foot care is essential, ballet is as competitive as any sport. Dancers who would be ballerinas will look for any advantage they can find. Dancers with flat feet […]

Bullying in the Dance World: Dealing With Mean Girls

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Sheri from Reflections in Sequins and Satin has shared with us a great article about bullying. This is such a huge problem in our society we are excited to share it with you. A group of girls go out after practice and don’t invite you. When you score a top award for your solo, you […]

Lessons Learned from Dance Competitions

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Now that this year’s dance competition season has ended, you may well need a few months away from thinking about competitions to recharge your batteries ­– especially if the season was particularly hectic. You might even start wondering whether competing is worth all the time and effort. But in your heart, you know it’s totally […]

Foot Care for Dancers

Foot care tips for dancers. A dancers without shoes is rubbing his or her bruised feet.

To call human feet complex is an understatement. After all, of the 208 bones in the human body, 52 of those bones are in the feet. Besides their structure, feet are quite complex when you consider their purpose: support, balance, and propulsion. This is all the more true for a dancer, thus making proper foot […]

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