Conquering the Dreaded Quick Change

Quick changes can have a crippling effect on dancers when adrenaline is running high. With every ounce of your production memorized, it is easy to anticipate and panic when hearing your musical cue. There is no fear quite like it, it is the source of [...]
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The Ultimate Recital Checklist

There is nothing worse than showing up to recital, and realizing you’ve left your tap head piece on your bedside table. To prevent any angry phone calls to your parents, and unnecessary stress, MTD has put together the ultimate recital checklist.   Pointe Dancers: Costumes [...]
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Is It Recital Season?

It may be one of the most stressful times of the year, but it is also our favorite. Recital season is upon us, which means extra rehearsals, less sleep, more costumes, and ample amounts of pressure. With that said, most our favorite memories come from [...]
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Dancing with the Stars: Athletes Edition

Dance with the Stars returns MONDAY, APRIL 30 8|7c with a special athletes edition. Millions of fans are guessing and awaiting to vote for their season 26 Mirrorball champions.   Who is competing?   This season, DWTS has set its sights on ten professional athletes [...]
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Dance Photographers You NEED to Follow

Lets face it, 75% of our following is dance photography. Which means, we spend 99% of our time romanticizing over the exquisite technique and imagery of other dancers. Some may say it's an addiction, however we can't help ourselves. Wanna feed your addiction? Here are [...]
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Your NEW Improv Playlist

Every dancer needs an improv playlist. Here are MTD's top picks based on dance genre.  Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary Wouldn’t Mean a Thing Bruno Major Countdowns Sleeping at Last Near Light Olafur Arnalds Lost Without You Freya Ridings All You Never Say Birdy Chandelier - Piano Version Sia [...]
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360º Faculty: Richard Smith

Meet Richard Smith Richard is a Jazz Teacher , Artistic Director, Dance team Coach, Adjudicator, Technical Consultant, and Motivator.  He is a regional and national adjudicator and teacher for Applause Talent Presentations, Kids Artistic Revue, Dance Masters of Michigan, Bravo and Rainbow Connection in addition [...]
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360º Faculty: Sarah Ford Hardy

Meet Sarah Ford Hardy Sarah Ford is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and is a graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School. She is trained in ballet, modern and jazz, as well as lyrical, tap and hip-hop. Sarah has trained at the Joel Hall Dance Center, [...]
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