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Dance Props - Part 2 - Macarons

Super lightweight and easy to make in a variety of "flavors" these macaron cookies are a great prop to make during camp environments as no heat or water are needed in the preparation.

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Model Magic clay - white (it took just under 1 lb of…

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Posted by abc for dance on March 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

Dance Props - Different from Theatre Props - Part 1 Ice Tea

Most dance teacher's, choreographers and studio owners I know have experienced that time when you think of the perfect prop to add to your dance and really finish the whole look - and then you can't find something that would work.  Your well meaning theatre friends give you a great list of options that they've used and sometimes they will work for dancers, but a lot of times our needs are unique.  Items need to be secure, safe, visible and the weight is very often an important…

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Posted by abc for dance on March 2, 2018 at 1:56am

supporting leg exercises - part 2

One of the problems I see a lot with my students is the inability to understand when they are "sitting in their hip", or if they do realize it, they aren't sure how to correct it.  For a lot of dancers, sitting in the supporting side hip happens when they are concentrating on a combination, fatigued, or trying to keep their hips square (but trying the wrong thing).

If students develop a strong supporting side and are working on it consistently, muscle memory will often kick in to help…

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Posted by abc for dance on September 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

Supporting leg exercises - part 1

In the summer, i'm often fortunate to have some small classes with students who are open minded about exploring a dance concept throughout a class and in one of these the focus that evolved was about the concept of the supporting leg and how active it really is when used correctly.  Over a couple of blog posts, I'm going to give some of the exercises I used to help students connect with their standing sides during class.

This series of exercises is done on a foam roller. The…

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Posted by abc for dance on September 6, 2017 at 4:11pm

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BarreNotes 2.4 update troubles?
Our recent app update shipped with a sneaky bug that will likely cause BarreNotes to crash when starting. The quick fix is to delete the app and reinstall from the AppStore. This will delete your favorites, solving the problem and letting the app work.

The real cure is hopefully to be found in update 2.5 which has been submitted to the AppStore and should be available for download within a day.

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Totally Awesome Hustle(Disco) Dancing @92Y, NYC! Starts 9/25/18! Crash Course!

Dancers, Get ready for the Fall Season learningHustle (Disco) Dancing @ The Original Hustle Dance Crash Courseby…Continue

Started by Myrna Caceres in General Topics Sep 15.

Learn FUN Swing Dancing @92Y, NYC! Starts 9/17/18! Crash Course!

Dancers, Get ready for the Fall Season learningSwing Dancing @ The Original Swing Dance Crash Courseby SwingDanceSwing.com!…Continue

Started by Myrna Caceres in General Topics Sep 15.

Acro Coach

In search of an acro coach to help with a growing acro program.  Position would be for one night per week at a central CT studio.  Please contact me if interested.Continue

Started by Marci Aldi in Jobs Available Jun 22, 2017.

Ballet Instructor

In search of a ballet and pointe instructor for a central CT studio.  Position to begin in fall.  Please contact me for more information.Continue

Started by Marci Aldi in Jobs Available Jun 22, 2017.

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