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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.…

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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…

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

Turning Competition Dance Around

I recently shared an article about a competition routine danced by 8 year old dancers that appeared in a prominent news source.  The article was reflecting on the appropriateness or lack of that was demonstrated in this dance.  I was absolutely floored that within 48 hours the post had reached just under 19,000 people and generated almost 100 likes, comments and shares combined.  It's obviously a hot button topic.  The overwhelming response was that the act was inappropriate for that age…

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Posted by abc for dance on April 11, 2015 at 9:40am

Wearing Many Hats

Very few of us are just a dancer or just a dance teacher, we are usually trying to juggle many different roles at the same time and it can be challenging.  When I owned my studio I was constantly switching between studio owner, teacher, choreographer, office manager, grant writer, artistic…

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Posted by abc for dance on January 18, 2015 at 11:34am

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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

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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.

So .. Where is everyone going this year 14 Replies

we are doing: DMI,  our DMA, KAR, Showstoppers and StarpowerContinue

Started by Christine Granier in General Topics. Last reply by Laurel Svensson Apr 9.

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Eliot Feld's Kids Dance at The Joyce Theater

June 11, 2015 at 7pm to June 14, 2015 at 2pm
Eliot Feld's Kids Dance returns to the Joyce with three Feld ballets, including the premiere of "A…See More
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The Deborah Zall Project at Martha Graham Studio Theatre

May 21, 2015 at 8pm to May 22, 2015 at 8pm
The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance…See More
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