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Pointe Shoes

Pointe shoes are a special kind of ballet shoe that is used by advanced dancers who perform pointework. Pointe shoes help make a ballerina look weightless when they are dancing. They make it look like the dancer is dancing on the tips of their toes effortlessly. When most people see dancers dance en pointe, they […]

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Strengthening your Feet for Pointework

Dancing en pointe requires a tremendous amount of strength in the feet and ankles. Your teacher will be able to best tell you if you are ready to go into pointe work. If they don’t think you are ready, it may mean that your just don’t have the proper strength yet. But that doesn’t mean […]

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Are You Ready for Pointe?

A major milestone for any ballerina is to able to dance “en pointe” or on pointe. Dancing on pointe means to dance on your toes. But this requires tremendous strength of the legs and feet. Most ballet teachers will have strict requirements for their dancers that want to start dancing pointe. How can you be […]

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How Drama Classes Can Improve Grades

Many students look at drama classes as a waste of time or just an easy elective. If they don’t want to become an actor, then they see no real reason to take the class. However, there are ways that drama can help improve ones grades in other classes. The following are a few examples in […]

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Ballroom Dancing – Paso Doble

The Paso Doble is a dance that was modeled after the drama of a Spanish bullfight. Characteristics The Paso Doble is a very theatrical Spanish dance. In a normal dance, the man portrays a matador from a bullfight and the lady acts as the cape from the bullfight. There are other roles that dancers can […]

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Swing Dance

Swing dancing is one of the most lively styles of dance out there. It is a dance that normally involves lifts, spins and flips. This is a dance that is a favorite among social dancers of all ages. Swing Style Swing dancers are easy to spot on a dance floor, because they are usually the […]

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Things to Think about Before You Get a Piano

A piano is one of the most versatile musical instruments around. It can produce some of the most beautiful musical sounds of all the instruments. The piano can blend well with other instruments or it can be played perfectly by itself. There are many things to think about before purchasing a piano for yourself. Budget […]

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The Piano

Many people would like to start learning how to play the piano. There isn’t just one type of piano out there. There are many different styles, designs, shapes and sizes of pianos. There are two basic categories: the vertical and horizontal pianos. Vertical Pianos: These pianos are called vertical because of the height and the […]

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Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is a style of dance that combines ballet and jazz. It is a smoother and faster dance then ballet, but it is not as fast as jazz. A dancer uses their body to express emotions they are feeling, like love, anger, joy, lose and more. Lyrical dances are normally danced to songs with […]

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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is an extremely expressive style of dance. This dance emerged in the 1950’s. Contemporary dance is a more modern type of dance. It does combine many different forms of dance including classical ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. Dancers want to make a connection between their mind and body through fluid movements. This dance […]

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