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Brit MacRae
A Dancer’s Guide to Wellness Practitioners

A Dancer’s Guide to Wellness Practitioners

When you spend countless hours sweating it out at the dance studio, it’s important to give your body the rest and recovery it needs in order to prevent injury and rebuild, so you can make the most of your training. While there are a lot of strategies for recovery you can (and should) do at home on a regular basis, there are a lot of benefits to working with a professional practitioner. They can help with chronic pain, identify impediments to the training process, and help prevent injury. Please note, if you have an acute injury with significant or lingering...

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Brit MacRae
A True Dance Force: Sidney Leeder

A True Dance Force: Sidney Leeder

A True Force. Sidney personifies elegance, strength & beauty and was one of the original muse in the creation phase of our first SPIRA collection. A Dance Icon. Dancing from the age of 2, Sidney has lived in 3 major cities: Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York City, while pursuing vibrant careers in dance, acting, and modeling.  It's Sidney's goal to sprinkle positivity to each and every dancer she meets.SPIRA Founders sat down with Sidney and asked her for advice: Question: Tell us a bit about you and your history with dance. Why do you dance?   Answer: I started dancing at...

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Brit MacRae
8 Choreography Tips to Make the Best Piece Possible

8 Choreography Tips to Make the Best Piece Possible

Choreography is an incredible creative process that will not only help you explore your own personal style but will help you pick up and appreciate the choreography you’re learning in class.  Here are 8 choreography tips that’ll help you make the best piece possible: 1. Set a deadline Creativity and anxiety do not go hand-in-hand, but creating limitations has been proven to help creativity thrive. Setting a choreography schedule will help you get inspired and finish the piece. 2. Start with one section Start with the part of the song that gets you most excited. For example, hone in on the chorus,...

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Brit MacRae
What to Do When You're Feeling Blue: Dance Edition

What to Do When You're Feeling Blue: Dance Edition

What To Do When You’re Feeling Blue: Dance EditionWe’ve all experienced a bad day (or week) at rehearsal. We’ve all felt discouraged by the pace of improvement. Perhaps you’re having difficulty picking up choreography or perhaps you’re feeling hopeless about getting that triple pirouette that everyone else has already mastered.We’ve all felt negativity at one point or another. However, what’s really tough is when you are feeling down and you can’t pinpoint why. Sometimes, these days feel even darker.Let’s break down some tips to pull you out of the fog. We are here. We love you.1. Take 5 deep, full breathsStart...

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