Dance Links

What follows here is an alphabetized list of links to other blogs and websites in the dance community. Browse and enjoy!

2PointeSocial -Ballet and social media through the eyes of writer Amanda McAlpine.

52 Weeks – Jean is from Sydney, Australia and this blog is her chronicle of returning to ballet as an adult student.

Adria Ballet Beat – Excellent blog written by Adria Rolnik, Web Coordinator for the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust.

Adult Beginner – Witty blog by an adult ballet student. Fun read.

Anthropology En Pointe – Mike Barnes is at the helm of this interesting site about research and ballet.

AOTPR – 4dancers Contributor John Nevin’s site – for those who play music, produce music, choreograph or dance.

Art Intercepts – 4dancers Contributor Lauren Warnecke’s site – informed, inventive, evidence-based dance.

Atlanta Ballet’s Blog – Official blog for Atlanta Ballet. A lot of great video content here!

Ballet Connections – A great site for ballet books, movies, interviews and more. Lots of links here.

Ballet For Men – Resources for boys and men who are interested in ballet.

BalletScoop – (by Classical Ballet Teacher) – This site is “for teen ballerinas who need some 411″.

Ballet Talk For Dancers – An interesting online forum for those interested in ballet. Sections include: career and dance education, teens, pros, special groups and more.

Ballet Class With Leigh – Leigh Purtill is a ballet instructor in LA. This is her blog.

Ballet Pages – A place for ballet teachers, ballet classes, technique, teaching tips and stories.

Barre Barre Black Sheep – An adult ballet blog written with a lot of passion and good info.

Bella Figura – Beautiful site about ballet in France, the UK and beyond.

Best Ballet Shoes – Information about ballet shoes, including types of shoes and how to buy them.

Career Transition for Dancers (blog) - The official blog for Career Transition for Dancers; a national service organization that provides programs and services dancers need to achieve their personal and professional goals in their post performance careers.

Christopher Duggan Photography – 4dancers Contributor Christopher Duggan. Dance and wedding photography. Based in NY.

DanseTrack – Dance news & resources, featured interviews and audition listings.

Dance Advantage – Nichelle’s site on dance training and teaching. Tons of good articles here.

Dance Class Finder – Official blog for DanceClassFinder.com, a searchable database of dance studios and dance events from across the United States.

Dancehunter – Nancy Wozny’s musings on dance, theater and anything else that moves.

Dancelines – Based in Austrailia, Valerie Lawson’s site has some wonderful articles and great research on dance.

dancepulse – Educator Meg Mahoney writes about dance in the classroom.

DanceClassMusic.com – Jay Distributors – We offer a wide selection of music and video titles for dance instruction as well as variable speed CD players and powered speakers for use in the dance studio. Most of the DVD video titles are presented in a step by step follow along format. All the CD music titles are designed to be used in a dance class and are without vocal instructions. Each piece of music usually starts with a clear four count introduction, holds a steady beat and contains an even number of phrases. Any lyrics are screened to make certain they are appropriate. Many CD titles contain the music from a corresponding DVD.

DanceViewTimes – Lisa Traiger and other writers post on dance.

Dave Tries Ballet – The title says it all. Dave talks about his experiences with taking ballet as an adult.

Drea’s Dream Blog – The blog for Dréa’s Dream pediatric dance therapy program.

Echoing Praise – Dance & Media Services Ministry – The website for Echoing Praise Ministries, founded by twin sisters Misty & Kristy.

Elitedance – A site that promotes ballet and dance related digital media.

En Pointe Designs – Website design for dance studios and companies.

Grown-Ups At The Barre – “Working 9 to 5, Dancing 5 to 9″ is the tagline for this interesting adult ballet site.

Inside Ballet Technique – Terrific resource for ballet combinations and solid articles about ballet.

j Pointe – Official blog of The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.

Jamie Benson – Dancer, choreographer, teacher.

Laurent Liotardo Photography – London-based dance photographer.

Leotards and the Buns in Them – Great name for a great blog! An adult ballet student shares insights and info.

Melancholy Swan – Insights and thoughts from an adult ballet student living with metastatic breast cancer.

Move. Create. Educate. – Top-notch resource for those who teach wee ones.

My Son Can Dance -Nina Amir talks about her son’s journey in ballet.

NYC Dance Stuff – Blog about dance in New York City by Darrell Wood.

Oberon’s Grove – Extremely well-crafted site about dance and opera.

Pas de Trois – “Two guys and a gal discuss dance”. Collaboration between Henrik (Tights and Tiaras), David (Ballet for Men) and me (4dancers).

Picture Books & Pirouettes – Looking for kids books about dance? Don’t miss this site.

Pointe Til You Drop – Johanna blogs about taking ballet as an adult.

Reflections in Verse and Prose – The insightful musings of a semi-retired dance professional.

Rheumatic Princess – A 30-year old woman with rheumatism talks about her experiences taking ballet.

Rogue Ballerina – Vicki Crain authors this sharp blog about the dance scene in Chicago.

Tendu TV – The blog for Tendu TV.

Tendus Under A Palm Tree – Musings of a professional ballet dancer in the Miami area.

The 109th Bead – A grown-up with minus dance experience trying to learn the hardest form of dance there is, classical ballet.

The Ballet Bag – Terrific site about ballet that has been around since 2009.

The Ballroom of Huntington – Tips on ballroom dance technique.

The Belated Ballerina – A blog authored by a late-starter in ballet who is now in college.

The Dance Journal – Great resource for dance in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Music and the Mirror – Jeff Tabaco, a thirty-something guy who’s always loved to dance and just recently started taking ballet–and blogging about it.

The Writer In A Dancer’s Body – A dance blog featuring interviews with San Francisco Bay Area dancers and choreographers, plus book reviews and stories about the life of a dancer by Grier Cooper, who danced professionally with San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Miami City Ballet.

Tights and Tiaras – My dear friend Henrik’s site. A blog on ballet for anyone, told through the eyes of a male dancer. Read columns like “bedtime stories” and “life as a dancer”.

Trinity Irish Dancers – Chicago-area Irish dance school and performance group.

You Dance Funny – Steve is the author of this blog on dance. He takes classes at PNB and does reviews on the blog, as well as posts about his experiences, etc.

Young Dancers 101 – Tips, stories, and other interesting tidbits for pre-teen and teenage dancers.