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Salsa Styling Tips: A Beginner’s Guide

Salsa dance style cannot be easily defined. The term “Salsa” has been created by New York but New Yorkers are not the creators of Salsa dance. Salsa dance style combines many different cultural genres. Basically, salsa is a dance form associated with salsa style of music. It originated in Cuba and has influences of African, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Puerto Rico music styles. Many beginners confuse Salsa with Mambo dance…


Posted by Manav Pietro on September 4, 2015 at 5:45am

How Is Music Beneficial For Children?

For children, music provides innumerable benefits. Given are the top 9 benefits that your child can enjoy if she or he learns music.

1. Enhanced mental advantage-several studies have shown that children who are exposed to music show better academic achievement. Participation in music at an early age can help improve a child’s learning ability and memory. Music helps stimulate different patterns of brain development. Music also helps stimulate the parts of the brain that are related to…


Posted by Manav Pietro on August 26, 2015 at 6:30am

Performance Hack #2 - Truly Invisible Straps

Straps can be a problem.  Even though many costumes and undergarments come with adjustable straps now, they aren't really invisible.  The clear plastic straps look shiny on stage and break easily, the "nude" straps don't seem to match anyone's skin tones.  Solution?  Make your own invisible straps.

1.  Take the clear plastic straps that you want to replace and remove the fittings from them.…


Posted by abc for dance on May 26, 2015 at 6:16am

Performance Hack #1 - Coloring Pointe Shoes

Need a pair of pink pointe shoes to turn black (or one of many other colors)?  Conventional dye can be tricky as it's quite wet and the shoes can soften too much from it (not ideal if you have your shoes at the perfect broken in level).  Fabric paint is a less than ideal…


Posted by abc for dance on May 23, 2015 at 6:45pm


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Created for visitors: free slow-down music app for class

BarreNotes update version 1.09 now available in the app store. iPhone 6 and iPad support for iOS 8.3 are included in this release. More info here.

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Sierra Nevada Ballet teams up with Jean Paul Comelin on new interpretation of "Romeo and Juliet"

 Sierra Nevada Ballet director Rosine Bena teams up with international choreographic heavyweight Jean Paul Comelin for an innovative new take on a classic favorite:  Romeo and Juliet!         July…Continue

Started by Sierra Nevada Ballet in General Topics Jul 2.

Original Swing Dance Crash Course @92Y! Starts Tue 4/28/15 @92Y, NYC

Get Ready for our Summer Swing Dance @92Y in June! Join us now at The Original Swing Dance Crash Course! Start learning NYC's vintage dance that is so much fun it is danced by all generations! No…Continue

Tags: Dance, Swing

Started by Myrna Caceres in General Topics Apr 22.

How I got into dancing

Hello, I was wondering, how did you get into dancing? I started dancing when I was 4 years old, my mom told me that I was copying her dance routines (yes, zumba was a thing of the past as well, only…Continue

Started by Laurel Svensson in General Topics Apr 15.

Auditions for Elmo Rocks at Busch Gardens Tampa - Female Singers, and Costumed Characters

Open Call Auditions For Elmo Rocks! at Busch Gardens Tampa Auditions held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Seeking Costumed Character Performers & Female Singer/Dancers For more…Continue

Started by Paul Russell in Jobs Available Apr 10.

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Exploring D-ancestry at The School at Steps

November 15, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
As part of the 2015-2016 Complete Dancer Series, The School at Steps is hosting their first event…See More
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An Evening with Ballet Inc., Vol. IV at Ailey Citigroup Theater

October 3, 2015 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Young choreographer Aaron Atkins and his 17-member company, Ballet Inc., return to the Ailey…See More
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