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Kristy Sellars

Recently crowned the champion of Australia’s Got Talent, acclaimed pole dancer Kristy Sellars has been perfecting her art since childhood! Despite growing up with a solid dance background, Sellars did not find her place in the dance industry until she was introduced to the art of pole dancing.   Finding Her Path Born in 1986 […]

Michael Flatley

Re-establishing a cultural phenomenon on a national and global level, Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley has become one of the most successful Celtic dancers in the world. Breaking records and boundaries, this world record holder has constantly made waves while motivating others to follow their roots and create something new.   A Traditional Upbringing Flately was […]

Backstage Behavior

November 18th, 2019 by Elizabeth Radabaugh

Backstage Behavior

It’s now November and you probably have a good handle on your day to day routine. Your classes are set, your routines are finished (or almost finished) and you’re starting to polish up your competition numbers. While you’re busy cleaning your dances, working on your technique and presenting the right costume, don’t forget your etiquette- […]

Studio Hopper

As competition dance has developed in the last 30 years, we’ve started to notice a new type of dancer-the studio hopper. A studio hopper is someone who moves from studio to studio, in a short period of time, looking for various benefits. They think they are looking for bigger and better training, classes, environment or […]

StarQuest

There’s a lot of equipment that goes into putting on an amazing dance competition. When we need our equipment in tip-top shape, we turn to Matt and our incredible Office Production Team! Let’s take a look closer into what they do.   What does the office production team generally do? We take care of all […]

Benjamin Millepied

French dancer and choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, has created a name for himself in the world of ballet while granting countless others the same opportunity through his initiation of the LA Dance Project. A strong asset of the New York City Ballet, Millepied aims to inspire others through his love of dance and desire to achieve […]

Benefits Of Dance On Mental Health

When you move, you feel good; it’s common knowledge. And everyone knows dancing is good for you and has positive effects on our physical wellbeing. But how about our mental health? Can dance improve our mental wellbeing?  As the topic of mental health becomes more and more prevalent in today’s society, an increasing amount of […]

Alicia Vikander

Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner actress, Alicia Vikander, is best known for her roles in Ex Machinaand The Danish Girl. Before she made her break on the big screen, Vikander was a classically trained ballerina with desires to pursue dance as a career. Her dance dreams were ultimately put on the back burner […]

Baryshnikov

World renowned dance director and ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, made a name for himself in the 1970s and 1980s for his immense contribution to the ballet community. Extremely popular in his native Russia, Baryshnikov quickly achieved international acclaim as his moves made waves overseas while impacting audiences with his physical prowess and admirable attention to […]

You’ve Got the Look

November 5th, 2019 by Elizabeth Radabaugh

Dance Costume

For competition, dancers not only have to work hard to present excellent technique and performance quality, they should also present themselves in a complete and clean look. Dancers should take their appearance seriously. It’s important to present a professional, polished and put together look. If you look good, you’ll feel good and therefore, you’ll do […]