Category Archives: Dance

It’s Not About the Steps

Ann Kilkelly, former professor of Tap, Dramatic Literature, and Women’s Studies at Virginia Tech discusses the evolution of tap dance and what beginners should consider when just starting to tap.   When Ann Kilkelly found herself standing before her committee at her final dissertation presentation years ago, she exclaimed “I think they should tap dance.” Her […]

Picking Out the Perfect Pair: A Guide to Ballet Slippers

When it comes to picking out ballet slippers, there are several things you want to consider before making your final purchase. It may seem overwhelming at first, but if you know what you are looking for, the process can be easy and fun! Personal preference plays the biggest part in determining which slipper is best […]

8 Tips to Nail Your Next Dance Audition

Congrats on scheduling your next dance audition! It’s time to show off your dance skills and put on your favorite leotard. But before you spin out of control with nerves, get your mind a body prepped so you can dance your best! Whether you are a professional dancer, an actor auditioning for a musical, or […]

Get Warmed Up for Your Next Dance Class

Getting ready for your next dance class takes more than practicing the steps. Dance class demands energy, stamina, and a 100% effort. To do all of this, you need to properly warm up. Warming up steadily gets blood pumping to your muscles and increases your heart rate. In doing so, you reduce the risk of […]