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Recital Etiquette

Recital Etiquette Recital season is here!  Below are some simple guidelines for attending any theatrical event. Recitals are in theaters, not sports arenas. Dress for the theater and act appropriately. This is not a sporting event and we are not rooting for our favorite player.  These are children excited to show us what they have learned.…

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Perfect Pirouettes

Perfect Pirouettes We always strive to achieve as many rotations as possible in a pirouette… but what’s really important is the quality of the pirouette! Here are Ben Bigler’s SIX RULES to the perfect QUALITY pirouette. Pretty Preps Make sure you really give your weight into the floor… I choose to put 70% off my…

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Building Strength For Male Dancers

Building Strength For Male Dancers For male dancers, testing the limits of strength training makes men more adaptable to each partner as well as help deliver powerful movements on stage. You don’t need a personal trainer or gym to build strength.  Ben Bigler shares a few of his favorite exercises you can incorporate into your…

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Opening Up The Shoulders

Don’t let your devices take a toll on your body! Lindsley Allen is known for her fierce moves and her loving spirit. But did you know she is also a yoga instructor?  Here are Lindsley’s best stretches for increasing flexibility in the shoulders and creating better posture. These yoga poses help open the shoulders, chest…

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Longevity In A Dance Career

Longevity In A Dance Career Lindsley Allen has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years so she knows a thing or two about longevity. The key to any dance career is perseverance. And that’s why she has been working as a dancer and choreographer for over two decades!  Building A Career Takes Time…

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I.D.E.A Conference

Rhee Gold’s Big I.D.E.A.

RHEE GOLD’S BIG I.D.E.A!!! The International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (I.D.E.A.) is an organization designed to equip studio owners with new knowledge and tools to achieve and maximize their business potential. Rhee Gold is celebrating 20+ years as an Educator’s Educator. For years, he has been bringing dance teachers together for the common good.  He has created Project Motivate,…

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Investing In A Pair of Character Heels

Investing In A Pair Of Character Heels  There are many dance heels on the market.  I am going to focus on shoes that are best for general jazz, tap and musical theater dancing.  Heel sizes vary and should be determined based on your technique and training.  A lower heel is great for dancer new to heels, but can make…

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The Movement Talent Agency

The Movement Talent Agency

The Formula for Success! The Movement Talent Agency (MTA) has developed one of the most uniquely distinguished brands in the entertainment business.  Dance agents Jim Keith and Lyndsay Marie Farias are former dancers themselves and take a hands on approach to developing dancers and their careers. They boast a select client list of the worlds most sought…

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Technique Tuesdays-Progressions Tips

Repetition is dance is very important. It’s why we spend hours at the barre developing the correct muscles and strength. But breaking the habit of repetition in the classroom can also be very beneficial. Here, Kristin McQuaid shares with us a few tips for your next progressions class. CONNECT WITH KRISTIN Facebook: Kristin McQuaid Instagram:…

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Technique Tuesdays: Auditions

  Auditions! Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a necessity in the dance world if a dancer wants to increase their opportunities and advance in the industry. But what can a dancer do to improve their audition experience? In this audition series, we will give you some tips to work on at your next…

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Lindsley Dancing in Heels Class

Dancing In Heels with Lindsley Allen

Dancing in Heels; An Essential Art Form. Hollywood Connection knows the importance of dancing in heels as it pertains to a career and that’s why we introduced this class as part of our regular convention curriculum many years ago.  And no one teaches it better than Lindsley Allen, original Pussycat Doll, former dancer for Prince…

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