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.) […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Winter Dance Bag

Your Winter Dance Bag

It’s important to keep your dance bag packed and well-stocked all throughout the year. Your dance bag is going to be your holy grail item to have with you in rehearsals. This is where you keep your must-have items to help you stay in shape and adequately prepared for your class/workout. The usual list for […]

Leg-Warmers, Hats & Scarves! Oh My!

Leg-Warmers, Hats & Scarves! Oh My!

It’s been mentioned on this blog before, the importance of taking care of your body as the weather changes. Well, with the temps dropping somewhat rapidly at P.D.A., we’d like to reiterate the significance of bundling up! Did You Know… That it’s much harder for your body to fight viruses if it isn’t at the […]

Student Spotlight: Miro Pljevaljcic

Student Spotlight: Miro Pljevaljcic

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you’d like to get to know the dancers who embody the attitude of Plainfield Dance Academy, let’s begin with Miro Pljevaljcic! Miro’s been a student with Plainfield Dance Academy since December of 2015 and he’s quite the Renaissance man when it comes to the types of dance he practices! Not only […]