Being a Baby Ballerina

Having a little girl to dress in a frilly, pink tutu and dance like a fairy is the dream of so many women who someday want children of their own. When people think of ballet dancers, two types of people come to mind: 1.) Professional dancers with perfectly toned bodies like Misty Copeland and 2.) […]

January Birthday: Mikhail Baryshnikov

January Birthday: Mikhail Baryshnikov

One new blog feature we’re adding on for 2018 is Famous Birthdays! Each month (maybe more than once a month!), we’re going to spotlight some of the world’s most talented dancers during their birthday month! You’ll get to know a little bit more about some of your favorites and, maybe, you’ll discover some NEW favorites! And […]

Making 2018 Your Year to Shine!

Making 2018 Your Year to Shine!

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~John Wooden For many people, a new year means a clean slate. It provides countless opportunities to try new things and improve one’s skills and daily habits. More often than not, people vow to eat healthier, exercise more and live a generally healthier […]

Staying In Shape During Your Break

Staying In Shape During Your Break

Around this time of the year, most dance studios/academy’s finishing up with their final performances of the season, about to give their final performance, or have already started their short break before the new year begins. In light of that, today’s post is all about keeping yourself in shape during your break. But, first…  Congratulations. […]

Backstage Organizing Hacks!

Backstage Organizing Hacks!

As we, here at Plainfield Dance Academy, prepare in our last few days for the 2017 performance of The Nutcracker, one thing that’s been a continuing topic of conversation has been ORGANIZATION. Since most of our performances are off-site theaters and auditoriums, with the exception of small in-house showcases, there is a lot of transportation of set-pieces, props, […]

The Jazziest Nutcracker!

The Jazziest Nutcracker!

At this point in the holiday season, we’ve heard all of the music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite over a billion times (no exaggeration). And if you’re a dancer, parent of a dancer, sibling of a dancer, friend of a dancer, or associated with the dance world in any way whatsoever, take that one billion and multiply it […]

Cold Feet?!

Cold Feet?!

For a while now, we’ve been talking about keeping warm in this cold weather. Today, we’re going to focus on the feet. I mean, that’s what dancers dance on, right? So, since they take such a beating with each rehearsal and performance, we’ve decided to dedicate a full blog post to healing and caring for […]

15 Days Until The Nutcracker!

15 Days Until The Nutcracker!

Can it really be true? Believe it or not, we’re already a mere 15 days away from Plainfield Dance Academy’s 2017 production of The Nutcracker! Our dancers have been working tirelessly to bring their best foot forward in this show. Their dedication to this performance is better than we’ve seen in any of our previous […]

The Nutcracker by Disney!

The Nutcracker by Disney!

December 10th, 2017 at the Plainfield South High School Auditorium, Plainfield Dance Academy will be performing their annual production of The Nutcracker! Now that we’re a little less than a month away from the big day, we thought it’d be a fun idea to do a few special posts about this most beloved holiday ballet […]

Winter Weather Stretches

Winter Weather Stretches

Fun Fact! When the body feels a chill, your neck, back and shoulders tense up and tighten. With enough exposure to colder weather, your body can start feeling tired and sore. This can cause some serious problems for your body in the long run. Seeing as this is a blog dedicated to the betterment of […]