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Summer Intensive Auditions: January 2018

Audition season is underway and we wanted to make sure you knew where to find SSDI and VVDI Summer Intensive auditions. Unable to make one of our auditions? Send in a video audition! For details, click here. Laguna, CA January 12, 3:30pm-7:00pm DKCBA 23091 Del Lago Dr. Laguna Hills, CA Fee: $30 Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm (ages 14 […]

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Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is a festive time, but it is also a time to reflect and be grateful. I am thankful for what our SSDI and VVDI dance communities share with us each summer and, all year long. Thank you for your continuous hard work and your love for the art of dance. I am […]

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That’s a Wrap!

The summer is coming to a close and we wanted to congratulate all of our SSDI and VVDI students on their hard work and beautiful dancing. Here are a few highlights from each program: SSDI students were inspired at several Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) performances featuring the New York City Ballet. The students saw […]

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Saratoga Dance (photo credit: Susan Blackburn Photography)

It Takes a Dancer to Know a Dancer: Saratoga Dance

Whether it’s getting a professional pointe shoe fitting or the latest trends in leotards, Saratoga Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY is where you need to visit during SSDI this summer. Founded by former New York City Ballet soloist, Leslie Roy-Heck, Saratoga Dance prides itself on truly understanding dancers and their needs. The full-service, retail dance […]

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Finding the Perfect Pair of Pointe Shoes

For every aspiring ballerina, getting her first pair of pointe shoes is a dream come true. Whether you are an American ballerina, Russian or Japanese, the universal language of ballet transcends cultures, and when it came to pointe shoes, dancers speak the same language. Ballet dancers are always looking to improve their dancing, cultivate their […]

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Preparing for Your First Summer Intensive

The school year is ending, and, for some dancers, this summer will be their first-time dancing intensively away from home. Congratulations on auditioning and being accepted into your summer program! Now, comes the work – a summer dance intensive is a marathon, not a sprint, and you should be prepared for what is ahead, so […]

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Leterrier with student at SSDI - 2016

Teacher Spotlight: Mireille Leterrier

SSDI welcomes back guest teacher, Mireille Leterrier, to its summer intensive in Saratoga Springs, NY and, for the first-time, to VVDI in Vail, CO. Ms. Leterrier brings her long history of training and love for teaching to the program, and shared with us some of her thoughts on this upcoming summer. What inspired you to […]

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YAGP Stars of Today & Tomorrow Gala 2016. Photo Credit: VAM Productions

Tips for Dance Competitors

Dance competition season is in full swing, and, although it is a roller coaster ride for both students and teachers, it’s time to prepare for your big day. These tips will not only help you maximize your time in front of the judges, they will also help you achieve your own personal success and enjoy […]

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