Nov
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Build a Healthy Body Image for Your Child

Author: Jessica Tupa Body image is a term which may refer to a person’s perception of his or her own physical appearance, or the interpretation of the body by the brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_image Did you know that 3% of young women and girls suffer from Anorexia? 3-4% of young women and girls suffer from Bulimia. A huge 15% of young women...
Nov
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Preventing Dance Injuries

Author: Annika Russo It’s part of being an athlete – injuries. Dancers’ injuries tend to be from repetitive stressors instead of one big football hit or a wrong cut around a defender. Fortunately, repetitive injuries are easier to prevent than an acute injury through proper student, teacher, and parent participation. Dancers are prime candidates for...
Nov
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An Insider’s Tips to Getting Ready for Ballet Class

Author: Annika Russo Maybe it’s your first ballet class, or maybe you’ve taken a class before. I think it is always good preparation to get yourself ready to look the part of ballerina or danseur and get yourself ready mentally for the upcoming year of training at Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics (DDC&G). If you...
Nov
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Wait! Don’t Push for Pointe!

Author: Jessica Tupa When I was a little girl and engrossed in Ballet, I dreamt, like most little budding ballerinas, of dancing en pointe (in point shoes). Once I got my shoes, I would be tall and graceful, and my dancing would be perfection. Or so I thought…of course, I was strong enough; of course,...
Nov
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Why Should My Son Dance?

Author: Annika Russo You probably wouldn’t be reading this article if you didn’t have some idea that dance was beneficial. In the most basic sense, we all know that dance is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, combining strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance. But why is dancing a particularly great practice for boys? Aren’t these...
Nov
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How To: UpDos Ballet Style!

Author: Annika Russo “Ballet’s classic hairstyle has come to define the dancer herself: ‘bun-head’ is dancers’ own affectionate term for ballerinas and ballet students” -Eliza Gaynor-Minden It’s true-ballet dancers’ quest for clean technique and proper body placement continues all the way to the top of her head to the bun. Every hair in place. No...