Top 20 Dance Blogs

Everybody has their favorite dance blogs that they bookmark and read.  Nichelle at (a wonderful blog) is having a contest for the top 20 dance blogs.  I decided to enter my Dancing Smart blog in the Teacher Talk section.


The way this contest works is the blogs with the most comments will win in their category and this is where I need your help!  Please comment below this post with a brief comment of either why you like the Dancing Smart blog, or even simply wish me good luck in the contest.  Nichelle will check this post by the end of 12/20 – which is tomorrow (I know… I know… I’m slipping in just under the wire – but the end of the semester has been kind of brutal:)

If you can spare the time to comment I would be most appreciative!  I’m working on this week’s post which is on what age should flexibility training for splits take place.  Watch your inbox over the next few days for when it’s up.  Will be a good one!

Thank you in advance for supporting me – together we can spread the word about Dancing Smart and Teaching Smart!

If I make it to the finals – voting will take place after Christmas.  I’ll let you know how we do but in the meantime please post a brief comment below.

Warmest regards,


“Without dance I cannot feel my soul, hear my heart, or see my dreams.”  Ninka

“Education is the key to injury prevention”










29 replies
  1. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    Hi Deborah,

    I wish you all the best with the contest! I really love your blogs, they are the highlight of my week – it is great to read your interviews and tips on how to remain injury free as a dancer. I always find your blogs so interesting and insightful – I would be devastated if one week you were not in my inbox!!!

    Very best wishes,


  2. Wendy Hall
    Wendy Hall says:

    I enjoyed your class at a Dance Teacher Magazine seminar in NYC some years ago, and I appreciate your blogs and all your work with/for dancers. Please keep on blogging!

  3. Karen
    Karen says:

    I love your blogs and am an avid reader. Please keep them coming. I find them very informative and a great resource.Hope you get to the top twenty!

  4. Carri Burbank
    Carri Burbank says:

    I think DanceAdvantage and The Body Series are both exceptional blogs, and provide such valuable information to dancers and dance teachers. I continue to be educated and inspired and truly appreciate the “gifts” of information that you give each week. Thank You!!!!!!!

  5. Claire
    Claire says:

    Good luck with th contest, I really enjoy reading your blogs and always learn something new. Every dance teacher and dancer NEEDS to have this blog bookmarked!
    I’m curious to read your next blog on the flexibility and the splits, it’s something I’ve been wondering for awhile but can never really find a solid answer to.

  6. Deena Levy
    Deena Levy says:

    Deborah, Your blog is my favorite because you have built it over the years from email, workshops ongoing teaching & experience. The community really trusts your advice.

    Good luck in the competition & being part of the Dance Medicine community.

    Deena Levy MA, PT

  7. BreAnna
    BreAnna says:


    Since subscribing to your updates I have learned SO MUCH about injury prevention and how dance affects the body. When a dancer asks me why they are having pain in a certain area and how to fix it, if I don’t have the answer I know that I can come to your site for one. You provide so much free information, I appreciate everything you do for the sake of education. I can not thank you enough!

  8. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    I have little time to read the many blogs on dance, but I always make time to read yours. It’s incredibly useful and informative! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and the expertise of your research! Thank you!

  9. Louise
    Louise says:

    I have been following your blog for years and love reading them. I think they certainly enhance my teaching skills and I look forward to reading them every week. Keep them coming and thank you!

  10. Diane
    Diane says:

    Thank you Deborah for sharing your knowledge! You provide invaluable information for us teachers and dancers and the passion you have for dance and all you have learned, and continue to learn, always shines through. Thank you and best of luck!!! Happy Holidays!

  11. Ballet Lover
    Ballet Lover says:

    I value your blog and information very much. As an amateur dancer of 38, I have started to get my lot of aches and dance related injuries since last year. It prompted me to find out why and what to do about it. I only found a couple of knowledgeable resources on the net and your sis definitely one of them. You helped me understand the origin of my chronic aches, linked to a lack of proper technique in some areas, repeating those same errors since I was 5, and a lack of knowledge about the anatomy of a dancer’s body, something we had never learned.

    I totally agree with your motto “Education is the key to injury prevention” . I hope your message will get out to as many dancers as possible!

    Thank you!

  12. Anneliese
    Anneliese says:

    Hi Deborah –

    I love your blogs and find your information so useful for both myself and my students. Thanks so much for educating the dancers of today and tomorrow and helping to dispel the myths that have often turned dance into a painful passion or in the worst case, shortened careers by perpetuating avoidable injuries.

  13. guinever
    guinever says:

    I discovered your blog about 6 months ago and really appreciate all the information. It’s obvious that you understand how the body–especially joints and muscles–works. The advice you give is great! ~ sincerely, a 40 something ballet mom who recently started ballet conditioning herself. Keep writing!

  14. Brielle
    Brielle says:

    I enjoyed reading about your Dancing Smart Blog and I wish you the best of luck in the contest! I am a dancer and I felt as if I was able to connect to the post. It was informative and I found it to be very interesting! Once again good luck!


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