Navigating the Show (Part 2): Hair & Makeup Tips

We are fine-tuning our recital pieces and it’s almost show time! As we get into the final rehearsal schedule, it’s important to remember that not only is the choreography a vital aspect to any performance piece, but stage presence is significant as well. Here are some tips on creating a look to go with your dancer’s routine. Hairstyling: • Supplies

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Navigating the Show (Part 1)

The recital is coming up quick and our dancers have been hard at work during rehearsals. Navigating the show, even for the most seasoned dance parents, can be overwhelming. I’ve broken down the vital information to help new and veteran parents survive recital weekend. Traditionally, dancers receive flowers after a show. It is a special way to say congrats!

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Why Dance in the Summer?

I remember the days when I used to run a dance studio nine months out of the year.  Now I can’t imagine not offering classes during the summer. When we began summer classes in Steamboat years ago, the first question asked was “why does my child need to dance over the summer?” Taking class during the summer months is an

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6 Tips for Competition Season

As we approach JUMP and RADIX dance competitions, it’s important to know that your actions speak louder than words. Let’s face it – we’ve all seen how ugly competitions can get on “Dance Moms!” Although that’s only a TV show that heightens negative behavior, it’s sometimes not too far from the truth. Here are my six ways you can create

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Reaching Your Dance Goals in 2018

As we come up on our first Team 8100 dance competition of 2018 (Celebrity Dance in Denver January 19-21), I’m reminded of how hard dancers work to reach their performance goals. And, the one piece of advice I give to all of my dancers is: As soon as you leave your dance class, that’s when the work should begin. I

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The Gift of Dance

I know it sounds cliché, but I’m so thankful to have my health and grateful to be in the place where I’m finally feeling strong again after going through a labrum reconstruction seven months ago. Being married to a former ski racer and having my own kids ski racing, it was a tough choice not to ski in a place built

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