Summer Dance Bucket List

Summer is almost halfway over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to have some dance fun. Grab a friend and get dancing with our Summer Dance Bucket List.   Take a class outside of your comfort zone-whether it is a dance class in an [...]
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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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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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360º Faculty: Emily Bufferd

Meet Emily Bufferd   Emily Bufferd is a producer, choreographer, teacher, and performer.  Emily is the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual event in NYC that represents the up-and-coming 18-25yr old choreographers. Follow Emily Bufferd on Instagram: @ebufferd   Emily’s accomplishments are extraordinary, [...]
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