Stretching to Improve Flexibility
Flexibility is a building block of ballet – it allows for a wider range of motion, helps protect against injury and enables more elegant lines. And the crazy thing about flexibility is that no matter how far you can stretch already, there’s always more to be done! Stretching to improve flexibility is a critical part […]
The Debate: Set Barre Work vs. Combinations
Nearly all dance teachers will agree that the barre work is an integral part of ballet practice. However, what many teachers don’t agree on is whether it’s better to do the same set barre work every week or different combinations. This very topic got lots of attention in the forum Ballet Talk For Dancers, where […]
Ballet Methods: What Are They?
If you need to get a lively conversation going at a party full of dancers and dance teachers, ask them which ballet method they think is the best.
Dance Career Beginnings: The First Steps
Maybe you’ve just started dance classes or have danced for years and are thinking about your future – whatever the case, you’ve fallen in love with ballet and know there’s no way you’ll spend your life doing anything but dance.
Dancer Flexibility: Improve Your Students’ Développé Extension
When performed correctly, the développé is absolutely mesmerizing, but for many dancers the move is a source of constant frustration.
Foot Stretches for Dancers 101
Read on to learn more about stretching your feet.
Dance Recitals: Checklist for 2 Weeks Out
Before you drive yourself crazy running around, take a breather and take a look at this checklist of the things you need to do over the next two weeks.
Planning A Dance Recital: 4 Weeks Away From the Big Show
This checklist will help you stay sane with one month left to go.
Ballet Terms for Beginners
It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed going into your first ballet class. To get you started with confidence, here’s an overview of some common terms first-time ballerinas will need to know.
Building a Non-Profit Dance Studio
Depending on your goals, funding opportunities and community needs, operating a nonprofit dance studio may be the best choice for you.
What Is Classical Ballet?
Learn more about the rich history of classical ballet.
Dance Studio Management Software: Owner Reviews
Editor’s Note: Check out the results of our most recent annual dance studio management software survey here. For the second year in a row, we are excited to present the survey results collected from our most recent survey. We asked dance studio owners to answer questions about their dance studio management software. This year we’ve definitely noticed […]
Building a Dance Studio the Right Way
Building a dance studio from the ground up is an exciting endeavor, but it’s also an intimidating one. We’ve put together a quick guide to building your dance studio the right way.
What Should Your Dance Studio Policies Be?
Strong, clear-cut policies are the gears that make the dance studio machine turn. However, creating policies is not as simple as just jotting a few basic rules down. Read on to learn how you can create the best policies for your business.
Secure Credit Card Processing for Dance Studios
You’ve put together your class schedule and written your studio policies, but one of the most important tasks still has to be done: deciding how you will process payments.