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Back into the Swing of Things: How to ease back into your dance routine

Back into the Swing of Things: How to ease back into your dance routine

Things are finally getting back to normal(ish). And glitter be praised, that includes dance. But easing back into your pre-pandemic dance training routine can be tricky. Here are some ways to help you do it safely, so you'll be on the competition floor as soon as possible!
Inside a Dancer's Bag

Inside the Dancer's Bag: How to pack for a dance competition

How, exactly, should you pack for a dance competition? Whether you’re new to the competition scene or whether you’ve done several, we’ve put together a checklist to help keep you sorted with everything from cosmetics to costumes to toiletries to (most importantly?): snacks.
April 25, 2021  in COMPETITION ADVICE
First dance competition

Step Up: Your first dance competition

You’ve watched Dancing with the Stars, Les Dieux de la danse. You may have even been to a dance competition as a spectator or watched an in-studio spotlight show. You’ve seen the sparkle and shine and the ooh-la-la. Well, now it's your turn to shine.
February 01, 2020  in COMPETITION ADVICE
Beginners comp prep guide

Raining Glitter: A Comp Prep Guide for Beginners

Presentation matters. Obviously, you need to remember your steps and your timing and your breathing (we sometimes forget that part…). But if you’re new to the competition scene, the sight of all the perfect hair, perfect makeup, perfect tans, and stunning costumes might seem daunting -- how do dancers pull it off? Never fear! We’ve put together a prep guide to help get you oriented for everything from makeup to costuming -- for gentlemen and ladies. Let us help you shine even brighter on the floor.
January 15, 2020  in COMPETITION ADVICE
Starting dancing professionally

So you want to start dancing professionally?

"The problem is not making up the steps, but deciding which ones to keep." —Mikhail Baryshnikov

Perhaps you’ve been dancing amateur or pro-am or socially and riding this beautiful adventure through shows and competitions. And at some point through all these steps, you’ve wondered if this is something you should keep. But keep professionally.

February 01, 2019  in COMPETITION ADVICE
Choosing dance costume

Stand Out: Professional Advice on Choosing a Dance Costume

If you’re new to the competition scene with all its sparkle and glamour, choosing a costume may be daunting. iLoveDanceShoes sat down with some top professional dancers and got their advice. Here’s what they had to say!
August 20, 2018  in COMPETITION ADVICE