Your go-to holiday gift giving guide for the serious dancer in your life.
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?
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!
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.
We put together a brief history of hip-hop dance, from where it began to how impacted Hollywood, fashion, and more.
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.
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 …
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.
Everything you need to know about our 7-week Summer Xperience program!
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 …
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! …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …