Conventions

We just got back from an inspiring weekend at JUMP Toronto.  I was so excited to have the opportunity to take and observe classes.  It’s true that passion can be reignited by surrounding yourself with inspiring, like-minded individuals.  I loved the energy in all of the rooms and am seriously just blown away by the… read more

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Theories on Stretching

In a half hour class, there is not much time to incorporate stretching with the multitude of things we are trying to accomplish!  I found this article helpful.  Now I allow the students to move around and ‘get the kinks out’ to warm up the muscles and avoid injury – but save the stretching for… read more

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Comparison

I was searching for the perfect link to put here.  I found so many ‘quotes’ that say not to compare yourself with others, but to be honest, I think healthy comparison is a helpful tool in improving.  We all look at others and see things in them that we would like to be able to… read more

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The Private Lesson Debate

  Here’s some really useful info on private lessons and what they really do for you.  Although the writer is speaking about a professional ballet company (which is obviously very different than a competitive dance school), I think the principles are still the same.  You want to make sure that your regular dance teacher is… read more

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Back Row Dancer

http://www.dancespirit.com/2013/04/i-was-a-back-row-dancer/ I love this article from Dance Spirit magazine.  I think it’s difficult for dancers and their parents to determine why some students seem to always be in the front row and their child is always stuck in the back.  I would say that it’s virtually impossible for you to guess the teacher’s reasoning for… read more

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Hard Work

  “Hard work does not necessarily guarantee good luck or success, but no good luck or success is possible without hard work.” – Dr T.P.Chia       Source : http://www.coolnsmart.com/hard_work_quotes/

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