Breaking Gets One Step Closer to the 2024 Olympics

Is dance a sport ? Should it be in the Olympics? They’re complicated questions that tend to spark heated debate. But many dance fans will be excited to hear that breaking (please don’t call it breakdancing) has been provisionally added to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris. The announcement was made […]

Can You Really Network With the Judges At Competitions?

At competitions, the people who are scoring you can be the biggest industry leaders in the room. But is there a way to network with them with these judges? Three top competition judges share their advice on how to do it in the most strategic way—and the pet peeves that turn them off. Mandy Moore—The […]

Don't Make These 5 Common Focus Mistakes

The most compelling dancers don’t just have amazing technique. They also use their focus to draw in the audience and make their performance captivating. Be more confident and engaging onstage by avoiding these mistakes: Mistake #1: Not Knowing Where to Look A soft, outward gaze is best for ballet, says Kiyon Ross. Photo by Angela Sterling […]

6 Ways To Move Forward After A Competition Disappointment

Every dancer wants to open their competition score packet and see high marks that sing their praises. But a less-than-stellar score can quickly sour what was meant to be a positive learning experience. While winners walk away with cash prizes, glistening trophies and scholarships to their dream schools, it can be tempting to let a […]

13 Reasons Why Being a Dancer Is the Absolute Best

Call us partial, but when it comes to career choices, being a dancer takes the cake. It certainly isn’t easy, but every moment we’re in the studio or onstage, we get to do something we love. Here are 13 reasons why being a dancer is—in our humble opinion—the best thing in the world. 1. We […]

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive […]

The Boy Factor: Do Boys Get an Unfair Advantage at Competitions?

Two competition routines are equal in technical proficiency, artistry and choreography. One consists of all girls, the other includes a boy. Guess which takes home first prize? If you guessed the one with the boy, you may be privy to an unspoken and much-debated phenomenon in the competition dance world: The Boy Factor. According to […]

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