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Questions about the American Ballet Competition? Call 970.376.2607.
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We want to know - do you have your own special pair of dancing shoes?
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What is your favorite part about dancing?
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Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost. 
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#tbt to Josi Mattoon, first place winner in division III in the 2016 American Ballet Competition. 
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Why is dancing special to you? 
In this list I give you 10 reasons why we dance. Whether you are a professional or just do it for fun there are just so many reasons to either start or continue to dance. There are times when the 'dance world' can be incredibly hard but then we have to always remember the good parts about why we ...
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Chatting with NYCB principals Ashley Bouder, Abi Stafford and Maria Kowroski about dancing through motherhood.
NYCB principals Ashley Bouder, Abi Stafford and Maria Kowroski discuss the challenges and rewards of dancing through motherhood.
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Mark your calendars, the 2017 American Ballet Competition
will be June 7-10 at the Peery Egyptian Theater in Utah.
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Don't forget about these stretches for your warmup! 
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Did you know these 17 Ballet icons are changing the face of dance today?
Ballet has long suffered from a diversity problem. "Classica...
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Who inspires you? Meet Aaron Robison - a principal dancer in SF Ballet Company in this Q&A. 
Aaron Robison joined SF Ballet in 2016 as a principal dancer. Originally from Coventry, England, Aaron did not actively seek out classes or a career in ballet. Instead, he recalls, “I'd wait with my mum [after my sister's ballet classes] until eventually the teacher said, 'Why don't you start ...
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Did you know? One of the best snacks to have before dance class is a banana!
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IDEA is the umbrella organization for the American Ballet Competition and Int'l Dance Teachers' Seminars.
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The American Ballet Competition is a competition with a difference. It exposes contestants to international guest teachers through master classes, coaching/staging sessions and unmatched opportunities to be viewed by professional dance directors. Awards include traineeships and scholarships to prestigious dance schools in the U.S. and abroad. It is conducted in an educational, positive and organized atmosphere that promotes the artistic and technical growth of all participants and provides valuable insights and reality checks that address each contestant’ s professional expectations.

IDEA’s International Dance Teacher Seminars recognize that the future of dance depends upon great teachers. In keeping with its commitment to the continuing education and development of dance teachers, IDEA presents master pedagogues representing the major classical dance styles. Seminars provide teachers from private and professional dance schools, colleges and universities opportunities to enhance and inspire their teaching skills. Basic understanding of student development through class progression, technique, musicality, dance history and artistry are among the subjects comprehensively covered.
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