Is There Anything Our Phones Can’t Do?

Thanks to this age of modern technology, students have the opportunity to study to their heart’s desires even outside of the classroom. For dance students, however, it can be a bit difficult to find the abundance of resources that other may have available.

Take a look at your phone. Most likely, you’re looking at a smart phone with the abilities to not only make calls and send text messages, but it can also access the internet, play videos, music and download several apps. Which brings us to the point of today’s blog!

We’ve decided to share with you our favourite 5 phone apps for ballet dancers! These apps were carefully chosen based on their reliability and accuracy. Click on the app names below which includes the link you can follow to download them where you’ll also see a brief description of the app itself! So, without further ado, here they are!

1. 8Counts

If you need someplace to store your 8 count sheets along with notes for your routines, the 8Counts app is exactly what you’re looking for. One great perk to using this app is that you have the ability to e-mail any sheets you store with your other dancers, teachers or students!

2. Playbook.Dance

This app is a fantastic way to keep track of your team’s formations throughout your routines. It’s a great way to keep track of starting positions without flipping through endless pads on your clipboard by keeping it all in your phone!

3. Coach’s Eye

Trying to figure out what’s keeping you from nailing that move you’ve been working on for the last month? Well, Coach’s Eye can help you with that by recording your rehearsal and allowing you to slow down the video to slow-mo or frame by frame. This is a great way to examine your technique and improve your work.

4. Spotify

Bet you thought Spotify was just for car rides and house parties. Well, many people use it to help with their work in the creative arts! Writers use it for background music as they work on their great American Novel. Singers use the countless vocal exercise tracks to warm up. Dancers use it for it’s vast library of music to dance to. You name it, Spotify’s got it.

5. SeeDance

And lastly, this one is more for the dancer on-the-go who forgot to bring their tights on a road trip. This app allows you to locate dancewear locations, dance schools, and dance competitions near you! It’s very handy if you’re moving to a new city or on the road for competition.

What matters most is that you’re taking advantage of all of the resources available to you. Do your best, work hard and love what you do.

Passion ~ Dedication ~ Artistry