Audition registration is from 6:00-6:30. The audition will run from 6:30-8:30. Dancers should come prepared for both ballet and jazz. We will begin with a short, ballet class. Please be dressed appropriately. Dancers will then be given 10 minutes to change shoes and prepare for the jazz portion of the audition. (more…)
Dance Concepts competition teams had an outstanding weekend. We spent it in St. George at Releve Dance Competition. Solos and duets danced on Friday night and did very well. We want to give a special shout out to the overall winners. These are dances which placed in the top of their entire age/skill division. We’re very proud of their performances and all of the work that went into them. (more…)
The schedule is out! Please remember that these times are approximations and not every competition does a fantastic job of running on time. Also, don’t forget dress rehearsal this Wednesday at Dance Concepts. Dancers should be there at 7:15 ready to go. We will be in full hair and makeup. Parents don’t need to be at the full dress rehearsal, but should attend the parent meeting from 8:30-9:00. We will also be running regular classes that day so if you are in Pointe, Contemporary, or Mini Company please be in class. And here it is…. (more…)
If you've spent much time around Dance Concepts you probably know Julie. This is her 6th year teaching with us. She works heavily with the competition teams but also teaches some of our more beginner dancers. Julie has become known for her outstanding choreography and is in high demand for solo/duet/trio work. You can see some of her choreography here. Continue reading the interview below to learn a little more about Julie. (more…)
Here's another great terminology sheet from Constanza Murphy. This one breaks down the most common turns used in ballet including detourne, chaine, pique, soutenu, and fouette. It also includes a review of en dehors and en dedans - important for every ballet dancer to understand. (more…)
As dancers we tend to spend a lot of time on demi pointe. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, and even tap dancers can benefit from strengthening and improving their releve (hip hop dancers, you can have a pass here-but do the exercises anyway, strength is good). Dancers who are working towards getting pointe shoes should pay special attention to developing a very solid releve to demi pointe. Even parents and siblings who would like to strengthen their calves and ankles are welcome to play.
The only tool required today is a step (any step will do, even a curb, but it’s best if you have a wall or banister to hold for balance). Start with your toes on the edge of a step and your heel hanging down below the level of your toes. (more…)