Combine different entrances and exits in your next dance recital At Shelly’s School of Dance, we try to have a variety of entrances from different sides and wings. For some numbers, the dancers walk onstage in a black-out and get into position before the lights come up. When planning a show it works best to have the dancers […]
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This may seem really obvious to you, but I missed the opportunity for this simple stretch for many years. For 20 years I have always put a balance in relevé in arabesque on the end of the rond de jambe at the barre. The students would be diagonal to the barre something like the picture […]
Your young dancers can perform their recital dances without help, and they can be evenly spaced while doing it.
Your young dancers can perform their recital dances without help, and they can be evenly spaced while doing it. You may find this hard to believe, but I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Studio owner, Shelly Smetter has been teaching the youngest of our dancers for 35 years and her students always perform with […]