What Are The Best Supplements For Dancers?
From getting enough sleep and to eating food that promote energy, learn what it takes to feel your best when dancing.
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Who Are The Best Dancers In The World?
Learn about the most influential dancers in the world. Here are a few of the best dancers on the planet, past and present.
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Can You Be A Professional Dancer Without Experience?
While the dance industry can be a highly competitive field, success in this industry is more and more about determination, a willingness to learn, and a positive outlook.
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Best Conditioning Exercises For Dancers
Dancing requires peak physical and mental health. Learn how to perform your best by exploring these stretches, strengthening exercises, and self-care tips.
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What is Bollywood Dance?
Take a quick look into where Bollywood dance originated, where it is today, and how you can learn this elaborate style of dance!
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A Parent’s Guide to: 2021-2022 Dance Conventions
Navigating the dance convention scene can be difficult for even experience dancers and parents. That's why we've gathered the best dance conventions of 2021-2022 for you to check out.
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Healthy Snacks To Eat Between School and Dance Class
When you're a dancer on the go, it's essential to have the right snacks that will keep you full and give you energy for class.
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Most Popular Dances With A Partner
Grab a friend and start exploring the origins of some of the most popular partner dances, including tango, waltz, and more!
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How To Dance At A Wedding
While dancing at weddings can be a bit intimidating, it's one of the best parts of the night for guests! Here are some tips to help you feel more confident on the dance floor.
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15 Dance Images To Get You Inspired
Get inspired to create your own movement. Check out our favorite shots of some of our top CLI choreographers!
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10 Dance Moves Anyone Can Learn
New to dance? Here are 10 dance moves that don't require any training for you to try out.
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Dance Attire for Each Style: How To Dress For Class
Choosing the right outfit for dance class means knowing the style that you'll be dancing and finding what works best for you! Check out our tips on picking out clothing for each style.
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6 Basic Hip-Hop Dance Moves
Check out our top picks for 6 hip-hop dance moves you'll want to learn before your next improv session.
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Top Hip-Hop Songs Of 2021
Hip-hop has become one of the most popular dance style and music style. We rounded up top hip-hop tracks trending in 2021.
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Back To The Studio: What You Should Always Have in Your Dance Bag
Heading to the studio? Take a look at our list of the most important things to always have in your dance bag!
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What Is Jazz Funk Dance?
Jazz funk has been taking the dance world by storm in the past few years. But what is it?
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Hip-Hop Terminology
Learn about the most popular hip-hop terminology. These phrases and expressions are things that you'll want to know when before taking class!
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13 Dance Classes You Can Do In A Small Space!
Taking an online dance class is the perfect way to supplement your training at your own pace and schedule, but it isn’t always easy to find the room to go full-out. Our newest Collection features classes that can be danced in a small space! Try them out today.
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What is Personal Branding? And How Can You Start To Do It?
With social media becoming a sort of online resume for dancers, it's important to start thinking about personal branding and what it means to you.
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A History of Hip-Hop
We put together a brief history of hip-hop dance, from where it began to how impacted Hollywood, fashion, and more.
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Top Ten Hip-Hop Dance Terms For Parents
If your child is interested in taking a hip-hop dance class, there are a few terms that you'll want to know to help them get started!
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3 Ways to Calm Your Nerves & Boost Your Confidence Before Your Next In-studio Class
Heading back to the studio? Try these 3 tips for a confidence boost before your next in-studio class.
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How To Build A Lesson Plan: 7 Steps To Develop Your Class
If you're a dance teacher, try these 7 steps the next time you're planning your lesson to help create a focused class. With a strong lesson plan, you'll be able to arrive confidently and help your students grow.
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What is Hip-Hop as a Dance Style?
Take a quick look into the origins of hip-hop dance and how this social style has developed over the years.
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Should You Get A Mirror For Your Home Dance Studio?
So, you've decided to start taking dance classes from your home? That's great! Now, the question is - what do I need for a home studio? First thing's first: a mirror!
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5 Most Popular Ballroom Dance Steps — And How to Do Them
Join ballroom dancer Paul Karmiryan for a breakdown of the most popular ballroom steps: Cha-Cha, Samba, Rhumba, Paso Doble, and The Jive.
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What’s Next After Attending A Conservatory?
Broadway dancer Grasan Kingsberry shares his advice for young artists starting out in the musical theatre industry.
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Contemporary Dance Terminology
A popular and established style of dance, contemporary has a many different phrases that you'll need to know if you want to dive into the style. Check out some of the most popular terms that will help you understand contemporary as a whole.
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A History of Contemporary Dance
Take a look into the history of contemporary dance, from where it started in the early 20th century to how it became a powerhouse style in the dance world today.
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How to Have A Healthy Relationship with Social Media as An Artist
Social media is an incredible tool for connecting artists and fueling inspiration. However, it's easy to fall into a habit of comparing yourself to others while scrolling. How can we avoid this?
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What Is Contemporary Dance?
Contemporary dance has quickly become one of the most popular styles in today's day and age – but what is it exactly? Beginning in the mid-20th century, take a look at how contemporary dance got its start and how it consistently grows and changes.
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Key Hip-Hop Grooves You Need To Know
Join choreographers tWitch and Max Pham for the most popular hip-hop grooves. Remember to relax, have fun, and try these moves in your next hip-hop class or at a party!
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What is Jazz Dance?
In order to fully understand and progress in a style, it's important to learn its origins and how it got to be where it is today. Take a quick dive into the style of jazz and how it has evolved from its beginnings.
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Jazz Dance Terminology
While the world of jazz dance is vast, there are a few phrases that are commonly used in class. If you're interested in taking a jazz dance class, you'll definitely need to know these terms!
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The History of Jazz Dance
As jazz music became popular, jazz dance was born. Dive deep into the history of jazz – how it is constantly changing, where it began, and where it is now!
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Feel Good Classes You Can Take With Friends
From industry insights with top instructors to positive affirmations, yoga practices, and guided improv and groove sessions, we've compiled all-levels "Feel Good" classes to help you take some time to yourself and find your confidence.
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How To Give Your Movement Intention and Create a Captivating Experience
Having the choreography down is just one piece of the puzzle. Learn how to create a captivating performance, set an intention, and engage your audience with professional touring dancer Noel Bajandas.
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Ballet Terminology
If you're interested in taking part in a ballet class, there are a few common phrases that you'll need to know. From the barre to the center of the floor, learn the most important terminology.
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The History of Ballet
With origins going back to the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century, ballet is one of the oldest dance styles that is still performed. Take a deep dive into the history of this classic style from its beginnings to present day.
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What To Get Your Kid For Their First Dance Lesson
If your little one has taken an interest in dance, there are a few things to keep in mind when getting them gear for their first class. Remember to find what feels most comfortable for them, but also check in with the studio about any uniform requirements!
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7 Essential Jazz Moves To Help You Improv
Many dancers aren't familiar with essential jazz dance moves that can be used during improvisation. Dance professor and choreographer Saleemah E. Knight breaks down 7 moves that will help you improvise.
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The Foundations of Jazz Dance: Correcting American Movement History
Learn about the history of jazz dance and where its foundational movement came from with dance professor and professional choreographer Saleemah E. Knight.
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What are Textures in Dance?
Just as bricks and leaves have different textures, different movement can too. Explore how choreography can look and feel based on the texture of movement and the way a dancer is portraying what they're feeling.
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What is an 8 Count in Dance?
One of the most important things you can know when taking dance class is the 8 Count. Used across all styles, the 8 Count bridges the gap between music and dance.
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The Many Professional Paths For Dancers
What To Know Before You Start Your Dance Career There are plenty of ways to begin your career as a dancer. You can choose to study dance in college, at a conservatory, or train and audition right after high school. There is no right or wrong path! Find what works best for you and your …

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Most Popular Dance Styles of 2021
Get up-to-date with the most popular dance styles and dance trends of 2021, from TikTok challenges to the K-Pop phenomenon.
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“Reintroducing Yourself To Your Body” by Kathryn McCormick
Kathryn McCormick is here to help you ease your mind and get out of your own way when improvising.
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The CLI Summer Xperience: How It Works
Everything you need to know about our 7-week Summer Xperience program!
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How to Achieve Your Goals with Mel Mah
When I was 16 years old, I had a crazy dream that seemed so far beyond my reach… I wanted to dance on a world tour with an artist. At the time, I was living in my hometown Toronto and I convinced myself that this was a crazy idea to pursue. I was certain that …

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A Parent’s Guide To: Creating Your Kit for Dance Recitals, Camps, Performances, and Everything in Between
What You Need to Know to Prepare Your Dance Kit   A lot can happen at a rehearsal, a performance, or an intensive. Make sure you’re fully prepared for whatever comes you and your dancer’s way this summer, and have all you need readily available. This will mean less stress and more dancing on performance day!  …

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Finding The Perfect Performance Warm-up: The Best Exercises To Do Before A Show
What You Have to Know Preparing your body for physical activity is such an important part of a healthy and active lifestyle, especially when you’re a dancer! Warming up before a performance decreases your risk of injury, helps you focus, and boosts your confidence. Warming up can feel like an extra task on top of …

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Dancing: Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started
What You Need to Know to Start Dancing The age equation is a myth! You can begin dancing at any age you want as long as you have the right tools to start. Plus, learning to dance is beneficial for your mind and body. So, no matter what age you are, you’ll still feel the …

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How to Prepare All Summer For Next Dance Season
Become A Stronger Dancer This Summer With more free time, no school, and longer days, summer is the perfect season to level up, and there are so many ways you can up your training!  Maybe you made the dance team and want to be prepared for the start of the season, or maybe you are …

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Dance Vocabulary 101
The world of dance is large and full of a great deal of variety. From ballet to breakdancing every style has its own language to describe the many movements out there. It can all seem a little intimidating at first glance! Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a small sample of some basic …

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Most Popular Dances of Each Decade
The world of dance–like the world of music–is constantly changing, undergoing new revolutions, fads, and revivals as every new generation of people learn to move their bodies. However, there is a beautiful and deep lineage that those new movements draw from, and what might seem like a quaint craze from the distant past is nearer …

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