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Do You Want Jaw Dropping Leaps? Here’s What You Can Do

Watching a dancer fly through the air in a grand jeté or execute the perfect split leap makes everyone in the audience gasp. It’s amazing to watch an explosive leap, and as a dancer, it is the perfect move to display grace and technique. Because of this, improving leaps is important to dancers at every level of their dance journey. Read on for three ways to improve your leaps. 1. Improve your flexibility. All leaps come from a super flexible range of motion. Therefore, it’s important to be flexible so you can increase your ability to leap.  2. Improve your [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Choreography/Technique|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reach Your Full Potential & Avoid These 10 Mistakes

  Avoid these 10 common mistakes to reach your full potential as a dancer. Source: TUMBLR.COM 1. Coming to class unprepared. We know that sometimes you arrive to dance in a total rush and barely have enough time to throw your hair in a bun. But, when you can, prepare yourself before you walk into class. Make sure your hair is out of your face, you are properly dressed and that you have taken any other necessary precautions (taped your ankle, filled up your water bottle, reviewed choreography from last week etc.). You will get the most out of your dance class [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Dance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are You Advancing Your Turns Too Fast? Here’s 5 Tips To Fix your Technique

We gave you the tools to improve your core & now we are giving you the steps to better your turns.    Source: WWW.THEVERGE.COM 1. You ready? One of the worst things for your dance training is to do advanced turns before you are ready. If you haven’t mastered proper technique or built required muscle strength, you run a very high risk of developing bad habits. Do you know what takes longer than learning a difficult yet awesome dance move? Having to break a bad habit and then relearn the move correctly. Chat with your dance teacher to make sure you [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Choreography/Technique|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Which Musical/Movie Character Should You Look To For This Year’s Solo-Spiration?

One of the most important aspects of performing on stage is embodying a character. From classics such as Chicago to modern favorites like Finding Neverland, musicals are packed with colorful characters to explore. Why not try getting into the heads of some of the characters that make Broadway musicals come alive? Read on to discover which musical theater character you should look to for this year’s solo-spiration!     1. For an upbeat soloist with crazy leaps: Consider bringing the mischievous Peter Pan to the competition stage! In the 2015 musical Finding Neverland, he was played by Season 8 “So You Think You Can [...]

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: Dance|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

MTD Top Picks | Best Dance Movies of All Time

Are you in need of a chill night in watching movies? You’ve come to the right place, check out our Top Dance Movies of All Time! #5 Footloose  Footloose is one of our all-time favs.  Based in the 80’s, Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been outlawed.  This fun and energetic movie will make it hard for you to sit still and stay in your seat (I know you dancers know what I mean.  When the music is on, we have to move).   #4 Shall We Dance  It’s #ThrowbackThursday dance style [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2 Exercises to Improve Your Point

Dancer’s toes help create nice lines. Toes are like a candle on a cake—they can make or break the party! Sometimes dancers tend to “claw” their toes (gripping too strongly through their toes) which breaks their lines.  Read on to see how you can improve your point to help create beautiful lines. Toe Dancing In parallel position, sitting on a chair, place your feet flat on the ground. Make sure you are lifting through your arches. Lift your big toes off the floor but keep your other toes firmly on the ground. Then reverse the process; keep your big toes [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Health & Body|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Things You NEED To Know About Latin Dancers

Do you really know what goes on in the Latin dance world?  If the answer is NO...don't fret. We are giving the inside scoop on 10 things you didn't know about Latin Dancers, through the eyes of a Latin Dancer, Zaila.   1. We are probably some of the most dedicated dancers in the world. The Latin world is so different to any other genre, so a lot of ballet, modern etc dancers tend to discount us, but in reality, we work just as hard- we just tend to fall behind the scenes unless you're actively involved. Source: MEDIA.GIPHY.COM 2. We [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Dance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Avoid An Unexpected Injury By Following These 5 Steps

Leaping, turning, extensions, going on pointe—these are all potential injury risks for a dancer. Some of the most common dancer injuries are ankle sprains and strains. It is super stressful and a total bummer to be injured but dancers can recover more quickly if they follow these 5 tips to care for a sprain or strain at the very beginning of their injury. Follow the RICE method. Rest. Once you know your injury is too painful to dance on, definitely sit out and don’t try to dance while injured. Ice. Use ice on the injured area for 10-15 minutes, 3 times a [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Health & Body|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are You Struggling To Stay Centered? Here’s What You Can Do

A strong core is vital for dancers. The core helps to hold your center for EVERYTHING including turns, leaps, and extensions. Follow these tips to develop a strong core and improve your dancing. 1. Develop your abs without overdoing the crunches. Crunches only develop the fascia muscle (the ones on top) and not the deep core muscles needed to have a solid core. 2. Use varied options to develop your abs. You have multiple layers of muscles around your abdominal core. To develop solid abs, you need to work all of these muscles. Think of doing exercises that address your upper abs, lower [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Choreography/Technique|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cut Back On Your Social Media Use With These 4 Quick Tips

Have to post that pic? Need to send that tweet? Must Snap the latest for your snap story? Gotta update with a new post? Most of us love social media — and spend a lot of time on it. While social media has advantages to connect in fun ways, it can also have some drawbacks. Think about it. Do you find out about what’s happening in your friends’ lives from updates on your phone or through ACTUALconversations with your friends? Do you hear about what’s going on in the world through personal experiences or seeing it on a screen?  So, what happens when you experience everything second-hand through your phone? [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |0 Comments

30 Things Dancers Never Say

1. “Oh, you can’t keep a beat? I didn’t notice.” Source: GIPHY.COM 2. “If the girl standing in front of me at the barre suddenly disappeared, I would know exactly what comes next.” Source: WWW.REDDIT.COM 3. “Yes, I remember exactly what we changed last week.” Source: GIPHY.COM 4. “I have a break from dance since it’s summer.” Source: WIFFLEGIF.COM 5. “I always realize I have to pee before I put on my leo and tights.” Source: MGUR.COM 6. “Yes, you are the first person to ask me if I can do the splits.” Source: WWW.REDDIT.COM 7. “I can’t wait to try this [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |0 Comments

10 Of Our Favorite Motivational Quotes For A Monday

Do you struggle to stay motivated on a Monday? If you’re in need of a boost, just know you are not alone! Here are 10 motivational quotes to keep you inspired through the week.   Don't Miss These! http://morethandancers.com/your-score-does-not-determine-your-value/ http://morethandancers.com/10-dance-expectations-vs-reality/ http://morethandancers.com/21-things-to-never-do-in-dance-class/ http://morethandancers.com/learning-choreography-quickly/ http://morethandancers.com/making-time-for-family/ http://morethandancers.com/16-things-you-actually-think-during-dance-class/ http://morethandancers.com/build-your-professional-dance-portfolio-with-these-4-tips/ http://morethandancers.com/10-things-dancers-are-always-misplacing-at-competitions/

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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