So You Think You Can Dance Premieres May 18th! Learn everything you need to know about Season 17 before tuning in on Fox!
Strengthen your core and improve your pirouette with these 5 exercises from Sugarfoot Therapy so you can turn for days!
Exercises from Sugarfoot Therapy to work on getting your leg extensions higher than you ever thought possible!
Dance intensives are not like regular training. But just how intense are they?
As long as you and your dancer have a good sense of what you want out of a studio, choosing the right one doesn't have to be so difficult.
In the age of social media and digital technology, how can dance teachers and studio owners connect with their Gen Z dancers?
Don't know what to get your dancer this graduation and recital season? Check out our top 6 gift ideas for 2022!
We sat down with The Seaweed Sisters to hear their top 5 tips on how to improve your stage presence and performance quality. Check it out!
We interviewed The Seaweed Sisters about their tips, tricks, and stance on stage presence. Here's what they had to say!
Don't know if a summer dance intensive is right for your child? Here are some pointers to help make the best decisions for you and your child!
Tap legends are everywhere in Hollywood if you know where to look! Check out the behind the scenes info for some of these iconic tap moments on the big screen.
Hip Hop has a lot to offer! Learn about the many sides of hip hop and how they can benefit your dancing and your life as a whole!
Go back to the tap basics and then learn how to complicate them a little with tap dancer Mike Keefe!
Tap did not originate on Broadway and in Hollywood— so where does it hail from, and how did it become so popular in the United States?
Buying from black businesses is a great way to find dancewear or athleisure apparel that fits your unique body and skin tone, and to be a social conscious consumer!
Dance technique has a rich history that is sometimes glossed over in commercial and concert dance. These instructors are changing that.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with our all-time favorite famous dances from romantic Hollywood productions!
Do you know what the four fundamentals of Hip Hop are? Read on to learn about the rich history of hip hop dance, from its NYC origins to modern day.
Hear advice from the CLI conservatory dancers about how to pick the best solo song for your movement style!
To get the best online dance experience, you’ll want to put some time and effort into your dancing space! But don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to help you out.
We’re celebrating dance organizations that support Black dance excellence and sharing the direct ways you can help or apply for assistance!
You can fit online dance classes into your schedule whenever and wherever— but what if you still need help managing school, work, and dance?
Rest and recovery is an extremely important and sometimes misunderstood part of intensive athletic training. Learn about what it should look like for a training dancer!
An article full of advice from dance teachers on how to best support your child at home for their success in the dance studio!
Dance is a communal art form before it is an individual art form, so having a local community is really important. What’s the best way to find yours?
Ballet is a foundational dance discipline that is available to all! Here are a few tips for beginner adults.
Picking up choreography is a skill that you can improve upon through understanding narrative, using transition steps, and learning your dance history.
Honest feedback like compliments and constructive criticism are your guides to taking your dance career to the next level.
It’s never too late to start! Try ballet, hip hop, or contemporary at any skill level.
Stop guessing which online class is right for you! Here are our tips for finding the dance class perfect for your skill level and goals.
There are some things that you just can’t work on in-studio classes, and dancing online gives you the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Headshot tips about what to wear and how to pose with Lee Gumbs and other CLI friends!
Warming up, gearing up, and honing in on the instructor are just a few ways to get the best bang for your battement in an online dance class.
Dance coaching isn’t just for dance teams and cheerleaders; learn more about who can be a dance coach and why they are so impactful.
Heels Dancing incorporates many different styles and techniques into a historically feminine shoe type -- the high heel!
Learn the history of some of the most iconic, some of the newest, and the sweetest Christmas hip hop songs.
This guide to basic hip-hop steps with Phil Wright is perfect for true beginners.
Learn how to nail your self-tape audition and get the attention of casting directors as an actor or dancer
Check out the daily schedule of a CLI Conservatory student from their perspective!
So, what is fitness dance? Here's what we dancers really think. Plus, learn which type of dance fitness class will work best for you!
Learn what will make your dance website stand out to agents and choreographers, and what to avoid.
7 Dance organizations and nonprofits that are giving back to their communities and promoting arts education in inspiring ways.
The benefits of taking online dance classes, because we simply can’t stop hyping it up!
The best holiday dance productions onstage and onscreen throughout the years!
Hip-hop dance sits in a unique spot in the world of dance in terms of style. From its origins in street dance it has always been a fresh form of art, sitting astride its twin contradictions of massive worldwide appeal and underdog, outsider status. So imagining that there is a formal costume for hip-hop dance …
A run through of what you can expect at a dance convention and FAQS asked by parents about dance competitions.
So you want to start dancing online. That’s great! You made the first big step and now it’s time to find the right classes for you. Maybe you’re just starting to dance for the first time, or you’re returning to dance. Regardless, finding the right online dance tutorials can be overwhelming with how many are …
If you know what you want from a dance class, it will be easier to choose the best introductory class for yourself!
A breakdown of online dancing classes for kids at CLI Studios.
The transition from recreational or competition dancing to dancing as a career can be tough! Here are some tips on how to do it well.
How to choose the best classes, set up your space, and be smart about taking at-home dance classes.
What to expect at an audition for a conservatory or dance program, and the best ways to prepare!
Your go-to holiday gift giving guide for the serious dancer in your life.
What makes these dance films so timeless and important to dance media history?
Booking dance jobs in LA can be hard. Networking, having an agent, and getting curious about what’s out there will help you land the next gig!
Dancing online means you can build your own schedule, pause and rewind classes, and take classes from famous choreographers from your own home!
Reels are a key element to any dancers resume and essential when it comes to booking a job! Here are a few helpful tips to get you started on creating one for yourself
The lives and achievements of iconic modern-day ballerinas from all over the world.
Learn more about the lives and accomplishments of the world’s most famous ballerinas.
Ankle strengthening exercises from Sugarfoot Therapy for injury prevention and better stability in heels, pointe shoes, and bare feet.
Hispanic and Latinx dancers and choreographers that have made an impact: from working on Broadway to sharing and transforming traditional folk dances.
Learn how to properly prepare and warm up your body for a contemporary class with our list of tips.
Discover new tips and tricks on how to physically prepare your body and keep strong for the fall dance season.
Ever wonder what it takes to get signed to an agency? Here are a few for dancers looking for representation.
One of the most common injuries for dancers, hip flexor injuries can be very painful. Learn about injury prevention and how to give your muscles a chance to heal.
From getting enough sleep and to eating food that promote energy, learn what it takes to feel your best when dancing.
Learn about the most influential dancers in the world. Here are a few of the best dancers on the planet, past and present.
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.
Dancing requires peak physical and mental health. Learn how to perform your best by exploring these stretches, strengthening exercises, and self-care tips.
Take a quick look into where Bollywood dance originated, where it is today, and how you can learn this elaborate style of dance!
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.
Grab a friend and start exploring the origins of some of the most popular partner dances, including tango, waltz, and more!
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.
Get inspired to create your own movement. Check out our favorite shots of some of our top CLI choreographers!
New to dance? Here are 10 dance moves that don't require any training for you to try out.
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.
Check out our top picks for 6 hip-hop dance moves you'll want to learn before your next improv session.
Hip-hop has become one of the most popular dance style and music style. We rounded up top hip-hop tracks trending in 2021.
Heading to the studio? Take a look at our list of the most important things to always have in your dance bag!
Jazz funk has been taking the dance world by storm in the past few years. But what is it?
Learn about the most popular hip-hop terminology. These phrases and expressions are things that you'll want to know when before taking class!
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.
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.
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!
Heading back to the studio? Try these 3 tips for a confidence boost before your next in-studio 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.
Take a quick look into the origins of hip-hop dance and how this social style has developed over the years.
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!
Join ballroom dancer Paul Karmiryan for a breakdown of the most popular ballroom steps: Cha-Cha, Samba, Rhumba, Paso Doble, and The Jive.
Broadway dancer Grasan Kingsberry shares his advice for young artists starting out in the musical theatre industry.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Learn about the history of jazz dance and where its foundational movement came from with dance professor and professional choreographer Saleemah E. Knight.
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.
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.
Whether you have a specific style that you want to focus on, a dream job in mind, or you’re just starting to think about dance as a career – we’ve got you covered.
Get up-to-date with the most popular dance styles and dance trends of 2021, from TikTok challenges to the K-Pop phenomenon.
Kathryn McCormick is here to help you ease your mind and get out of your own way when improvising.
Discover everything you need to know about our 7-week Summer Xperience program!
Explore how to achieve your goals with an interactive worksheet made for you by Mel Mah.
A Parent’s Guide To: Creating Your Kit for Dance Recitals, Camps, Performances, and Everything in Between
What parents need to know about recitals, dance camps, and performances to support the dance lover in their life!
Finding the perfect performance warm-up can be challenging. Explore our tips and tricks to finding the ideal pre-performance routine.
The age equation is a myth! You can begin dancing at any age as long as you have these tools to start.
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 …
Build your dance vocabulary by learning the basics with the professionals at CLI Studios.
The world of dance is constantly changing, undergoing new revolutions, fads, and revivals. Here’s a look back at some of the many popular dances that have captivated dance lovers throughout the ages.