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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s New at P.D.A.?

What’s New at P.D.A.?

THERE’S SO MUCH HAPPENING!!! Well, friends, Winter is upon us and there are so many things going on here at Plainfield Dance Academy. Like what? Well, I’ll tell you! The Nutcracker! First of all, we’re in the heat of rehearsals for the 2017 production of The Nutcracker, which will be at the Plainfield South High School […]

Dance Because You Love It!

Dance Because You Love It!

Why do we dance? Is it because we’re expected to? Is it because we’re told we have to? We dance because we love it. Dance is a form of self-expression for which only a select few posses a talent. When your craft is fueled by passion, the combination is virtually unstoppable. Sometimes, it’s easy to […]

Dance Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day!

Dance Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day!

Fall or Autumn, however you choose to refer to it, is the #2 favourite season according to numerous online polls. Why? Could it be the leaves changing color? Maybe it’s the fashion such as boots, jackets and scarves! It might even be the popular craze of making EVERYTHING pumpkin spice flavored. For most people, it’s […]

The Dance of the Dead!

The Dance of the Dead!

It’s October! And you know what that means! HALLOWEEN!!!!!! And with all of the excitement surrounding this holiday, it’s a wonderful time to showcase your talents as a dancer by creating routines to some truly haunting music! Here’s our list of our favourite spooky tunes! We’re going to cover everything from classical compositions to horror […]