Preparing Your Dancers For The Real World

I just happened to be on FB this morning reading the posts of my many talented friends in the business; many that have had long, long careers doing what they love to do and making a good living at it. Today, in particular however, I stumbled across a post of a friend who is between shows. This is someone who has pretty much worked consistently in the Broadway community for the past 25 years. This one line resonated with me so much it made me stop and think whether we truly prepare our students enough for what is ahead of them. The post read, "Isn't this biz amazing how you can live your lifelong dream dancing with Chita Rivera one week and then back to the audition grind the next?"

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Healthy Pick Me Ups For Your Dancers

We all aim to keep our dancers healthy and encourage well-balanced nutrition. Long days at school, followed by nights and weekend classes & rehearsals at the studio can leave young dancers drained. So how do we promote healthy eating and snacking to ensure they have the energy and acute brain power they need to thrive in class?

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Visualizing Your Way To Success

Teachers, Directors…..we all live in a fast paced studio world of needing and wanting to get things done. Because we are so busy, we often forget to stop and reflect on what we have accomplished, where we're going, what we want out of our life, what our goals are and how we are going to attain them. Sometimes, something as simple as breathing and sitting still can unleash a plethora of ideas, hopes, wishes and dreams we have for ourselves and our business.

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Injury, Acupuncture & Younger Dancers

I had the privilege of sitting down with my friend, dancer, performer and now highly regarded NYC acupuncturist Erika Weber on the topic of acupuncture as a means for injury prevention and treatment in our younger dancers. If you have dancers of your own interested in this option, this is the interview for you! Very informative and some great advice to share in your studio! Enjoy!

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Meet Jessica Rizzo-Stafford

**_Well.....I thought it was about time to introduce myself to you in _****_THE SPACE, _****_since you see me and read my words here as Editor in Chief and Head Contributor on the DTW Blog week after week! So... now you can get to know me a little, see how I "tick" as a choreographer and teacher & discover what inspires me so I can help continue to inspire you! _** **_See you in the Studio,_** **_Jessie_**

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