10 Things to Bring to an Audition

Congratulations! Choosing to audition for a production, a summer intensive, and the like is a huge step in furthering your dance career. While auditions are a unique learning experience, they can also be stressful. So, to help you out we have made a list of [...]
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Your Holiday Season Improv Playlist

The leaves have changed colors and drifted to the ground and snow will soon be all around! Get into the season with these songs to improv too. Winter Song Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles Peppermint Winter Owl City Seasons Future Islands Snow Sleeping At Last [...]
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Dance History Month: Fox Trot

Danced to big band music, the foxtrot resembles the waltz but is danced to a 4/4 time signature. It reached its peak of popularity in the 1930s, but continues to be danced today. Large, elegant, and graceful movements are typical. The female partner usually wears [...]
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Dance History Month: The Quickstep

Created by Caribbean and African American dancers in NYC during the 1920s, the Quickstep is light and upbeat. Unlike the foxtrot, there are often syncopated rhythms and the male partner closes his feet. The quickstep is supposed to appear glamours and elegant with sweeping movements [...]
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Dance History Month: The Waltz

Many ballet dancers may automatically recognize waltz music for its ¾ time signature. Waltz began in Europe sometime during the 16th century. It was both a ballroom and folk dance. In contrast to ballet, it began among the peasant population and was later adopted by [...]
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True or False? Dancer Stereotypes

We love being dancers, but sometimes the stereotypes that go along with being one can be hurtful. Here are some of the most common stereotypes and sayings about dancers broken down. Tell us what you think! “Dance Won’t Get You Anywhere” While the dance field [...]
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Stretch It Out: Fall 2018 Playlist

A new season means it is time to refresh your stretching playlist. Here at MTD we gathered some of our favorite stretching songs right now. Stand By Me by Skylar Grey   Easily by Bruno Major Mixed Signals by Ruth B. Awoo by Sofi Tucker [...]
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Kick Off The New Season Right

As summer quickly comes to an end, a new season of dance is about to begin. In the spirit of having your best dance year yet, here are 10 ways to start off the new season right.   Schedule Have you signed up for classes [...]
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360º Dance Festival: What to Expect

With the West location of the 360º Dance Festival done, we are extremely excited to be taking this event North. In just a week the North location of the 360º Dance Festival will be well under way. To help you better prepare, MTD has put [...]
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