What to Expect in Your First Ballet Class

Post by Marisa In your first ballet class, you can expect to learn a lot. You will start your ballet class with some stretching and conditioning exercises. This warms up the dancers muscles, and helps make sure they are keeping their bodies safe and injury free. These...

Got Bun Flyaways? Here’s the Secret Cure!

Post by Marisa Ballerinas (and dancers in general) are well known for their slicked back pony tails, buns, and other hairstyles. There are many tricks of the trade to getting that professional look. Depending on your hair type, there are a few different things you can...

Let’s Talk Pointe Shoes!

Post by Marisa There are many different kinds of shoes dancers wear, and they all come in different shapes and sizes. Use the information below to help you find the best fit for your dancer! Pointe shoes are a bit more complicated than other kinds of dance shoes....

My Favorite Thing About Teaching Dance

Post by Marisa Hi! My name is Marisa, and I am a teacher at Southern Edge Performing Arts. I have been in all parts of the dance world….I started as a student, danced professionally, became a teacher, and I even work as an operations manager for dance studios. Out of...

How To Find That Perfect Ballet Shoe Fit

Post by Marisa   There are many different kinds of shoes dancers wear, and they all come in different shapes and sizes. Use the information below to help you find the best fit for your dancer! Make sure you try on ballet shoes with the tights you will be wearing...

There’s No Friend Like A Dance Friend

Post by Marisa   I once had a ballet teacher tell me “Cherish these friendships you have here. You won’t find them anywhere else.” She couldn’t have been more right. I have danced at three dance studios, and with two professional companies. My first studio, I...

It’s About More Than Dance Classes … Here’s Why!

Post by Marisa   Everyone knows that dance is an art form, and a way of expression. Dance is also great exercise, and a great way for people to establish balance, strength, and flexibility. Dance is good for all ages, and can be learned at any age! There are tons of...

Their First Day

Post by SEPA Dance Teacher Marisa I remember the day I attended my first dance class at my childhood dance studio. I was in fifth grade, and it was raining outside. I remember looking at the clock, counting down the minutes until the day was over. I could not wait to...