How to Help Your Cheerleader After a Loss

All athletes lose. And, as parents, it’s up to us to provide encouragement when our child’s cheerleading team doesn’t quite make the cut. Knowing how to approach this event is a crucial skill that will truly make a difference in an athlete’s career. First of all, realize that at some point every cheerleader will fail at…

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Tips for the Perfect Hair Bun

A ballet dancer’s appearance is one of the most important attributes aside from the skill, experience and talent. The costume and conditioning of the athlete is important, but equally crucial is the appearance of the hair which is coiled up into a tight bun, enhancing the clean lines of the performance that is being danced.…

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Change a Cheer Loss Into A Win!

Cheerleading is often taken for granted or thought of as an activity not requiring as much time, dedication and skill as a regular sport such as football or basketball. A good cheerleading team will be able to use the times when they are not on top of the game or ahead in points to learn…

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Ensuring You Rest Up to Avoid Injury from Fatigue

Fatigue: it’s a common problem many dancers will experience during their career. This occurs when the body is no longer able to force muscle into contractions. Sometimes experiencing fatigue is good, such as working out to the point of fatigue, then letting yourself recover and repeating the cycle. But when fatigue becomes a constant, dancers will…

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Phoenix Suns Dancers: Twelve months. Twelve custom bikinis. Three colors.

Twelve months. Twelve bikinis. Three colors. DA Designs partnered with the Phoenix Suns Dancers to design picture-perfect swimwear for the team’s annual swimsuit calendar. Each year, the team director picks a theme for the upcoming calendar; Director Taryn Carmichael came to DA Designs to create swimsuits relevant to each month, while simultaneously showcasing the team’s talent…

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