Archive for January, 2010

Best Youtube Dance Videos

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Dancing is a wonderful way a person can express themselves. You don’t have to dance in a formal setting to see the beauty and fun that dancing can do. Here are a few of our favorite dance videos on youtube. Enjoy.

JK  Wedding Dance Entrance – This video has been circulated very quickly. It was even show cased on Jim and Pam’s heavily anticipated wedding on the series The Office. What a fun way to liven up a wedding.

Baby Beyonce – This video was submitted to ABC’s Funniest Home videos years ago, but still stands out as being one of the cutest dance videos out there. It is fun to watch the cute dance moves this little toddler has. It may be even more fun to watch how excited the dad is to show his cutie off too.

Insane Break Dancer – This guy can really move. Dancing comes in a variety of styles, and this is definitely a style of its own. I don’t know if you can get any more flexible then this.

Dance bloopers Compilation – Dancing can come with some mishaps. This video was a compilation of videos submitted to America’s Funniest Home Videos. You may find yourself cringing a bit for a few of these.

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Preparation You Can Do On The Day Of The Recital

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

The day of a recital is a special day for a dancer. Nerves can run high and it can be easy to forget things. Here is a checklist of common sense things you can do on the day of the recital to help your daughter out on her big day.

Be sure your daughter uses the bathroom before the performance. She may have to wait behind stage for a while and there will be no time for them to use the restroom there. Make sure she has a comfortable performance by using the restroom first.

Lay out her costume for her. She doesn’t have to wear the costume to the recital location, but laying it out will make sure that you won’t forget it. Some teachers prefer them to wear their costume to the recital, while others don’t. Be aware of some of the most common costume mistakes, that we posted about earlier.

Do a last practice session with your daughter. Have her do a quick run through to help her remember her steps. This can help with stage fright, as she can feel a little more confident knowing she has the steps down.

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Ideas on Where to Host a Dance Recital

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Are you hosting a dance recital? Do you need some location ideas? Here is a quick list of common places for dance performances.

1. Theatre- A lot of dance recitals are performed in a theatre. This is the ideal place for a recital. They are specifically made for performance pieces and are the dream location for any dance teacher.

2. School Auditorium- School Auditoriums are a popular choice. They allow a lot of room for dancers to move around so you have little fear of dancers bumping in to each other. There is also plenty of space and seating for a large audience to watch.

3. Gymnasium- A gymnasium does not necessarily have to be part of a school. Again, a perk with doing a performance in a gymnasium is that you won’t have to worry about students being too cramped. You also have one level to perform on, so you don’t have to worry about dancers accidentally moving too far forward and falling off of a stage.

4. School’s dance studio- Some schools decide to use their own dance studio. The students and parents all know where it is, so there is no fear that they will get lost on their way to the performance. It can also be a good choice because the students are used to practicing there and may feel a little more at ease.

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Help Your Child Memorize Their Dance Routine

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Learning dance routines can be rough. This can be especially true for students that have many dance pieces that

You don't have to be a pro to help your child learn and memorize their dance steps

You don't have to be a pro to help your child learn and memorize their dance steps

they need to learn. Some parents may need to have a strategy to help them remember their parts.

One tip is to have your child break down their dances in to smaller parts. This way they only have to remember a section at a time. With time they can put them in order and get a better handle on performing the entire piece.

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Dance Recital Makeup

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Performance makeup for dancers is very important. Makeup is just as important as a dancer’s costume and choreography are. Make-up, if done properly, can really help your child stand out when performing.

Dance recital makeup is an essential part of the performance

Dance recital makeup is an essential part of the performance

Makeup is essential for a dancer to show up while dancing on stage. The bright stage lights make it almost impossible for performers faces to be seen if they don’t have make-up on. With out makeup the audience won’t be able to see the performer’s faces clearly.

Stage makeup is different than it would be regular applied. The main idea with recital makeup is to make the face really show up from a far away distance. However, you don’t want to over do it so that the makeup ends up being a distraction.

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