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Part 3 of 3 with LISA HOWELL If you haven’t yet read Parts 1 …

Part 2 of 3 with LISA HOWELL If you haven’t yet read PART 1 …

A three-part interview with LISA HOWELL How is it that dancers often come to …

Making history on the road to Russia If you’re involved in dance in Australia …

“Failure is success in progress.” ~ Albert Einstein I first heard this line many …

A life on purpose For most of us, we dance because it feels good. …

There’s a great deal of focus on soloists or leads in any work and rightly so. It’s often through the …

A Creative Life – interview with an artist Dancer, choreographer, painter and now sculptor, …

Adversity is an opportunity for creativity, because it forces one to dig deeper and …

Dancers who shaped me. Amy Hollingsworth Amy Hollingsworth is an award-winning dancer, director, choreographer …

THE SAFE DANCE CHECKLIST “When we are unable to change a situation, we are …

THE COLOUR OF BALLET What difference does a shoe make? “If you’re not part …

In conversation with STANTON WELCH Riding the Dragon This interview was conducted by phone …

While it might sound counter intuitive, in a way dance isn’t about the body.  …

The story you may not have heard… “I want to personally thank you Tim, …

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it …

A series that seeks to peer into the future of the dance studio. I …

IN CONVERSATION with Rebecca Taylor, National Director of RAD Australia & Kathryn Hughes, National …

Dance Competitions. Yes/No? How many is too many? We appreciate we’re not the first …

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds …

Stories of inspiration. We’re so fortunate in dance to be surrounded by inspiring stories. …

Pull Up! I need you to give 150%! Pretty faces. Smile! Many dancers would …

How to get teaching work and stay successful. Some advice for those interested in …

Back to Dance is here! At this exciting time of year we’d like to …

Get to know #mdmambassador (and future ballet star) Maria Khoreva in a Q&A ♥

IT’S THE STORIES YOU WON’T HEAR. The MDM range is footwear that’s been designed …

Are you up to date with the footwear requirements for your studio’s ballet syllabus? …

Core strength vs Core stability Everyone is talking about the importance of “core”. It …

The trouble with hamstrings… It’s the age old story… you have worked hard on …

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Images are powerful. We see them everywhere …

Hip injuries account up to 17% of musculoskeletal dance injuries (Trentacosta et al. 2017), …

Tip from Simone Goldsmith The more work you put in before the big day, …

By Josef Brown Working smarter, not harder I responded recently to a post on …

Tip from Simone Goldsmith Feeling anxious of nervous before a performance is absolutely normal, …

Lesson One: Hyperextended knees& how to control them. Here’s the deal: the term ‘flexibility’ refers to muscles …

Training the foot muscles is as important as developing the muscles in the rest …

Tip from Simone Goldsmith Auditions are a very important part of a dancers’ life, …

“Pain has an important function” Pain is the body’s way to force you to …

Heal Yourself and Move A former dancer with Queensland Ballet, with experience as a …

OUR TOP 4 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY THROUGH WINTER Eat balanced meals While reaching …

MDM Muse, Juliet Doherty shares her healthy tips for foods to eat before and …

Pain at the back of the ankle is one of the most common complaints …

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode Four: Exploring Flexibility In this episode Lisa Howell discusses …

Talk to anyone and you will be hard pressed to find someone who does …

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode One: Foot Stretching Lately there has been a lot …

Exercises to strengthen the upper body by Haydee Ferguson This exercise is aimed at …

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode Three: Knee Safety  In this episode, Lisa Howell explains …

What is the most common correction that you get in ballet class or on …

Our MDM Muse, Juliet Doherty shares another favourite vegan recipe with us ♥ 

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode Two: Therabands Therabands are commonly used around ballet schools; …

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode Five: Finding your turnout In this episode, Lisa Howell …

Training with Lisa Howell Episode Six: Releasing your psoas. In this episode, Lisa explains …

Training with Lisa Howell Episode Seven: Hyperextension In this episode, Lisa explains how to …

Training with Lisa Howell  Episode Eight: How to improve your pointe In this episode, …

Our MDM Muse, Juliet Doherty shares one of her favourite vegan recipes with us …

Have you heard about this progressive approach to health and wellbeing for the dance …

THE VALUE OF DANCE From a dance parent… One of my friends asked “Why …

“The winner takes it all. The loser standing small. Beside the victory. That’s her …

“Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did…” …

When considering revolutions in footwear for dance it would be difficult not to hail …

Dancing to Elevate your Self Esteem From the outside looking in, dance may seem …

VALUE OF DANCE What a ride!  After 19 years of ballet shoes, tap shoes, …

By Josef Brown How many times have you heard a dancer say what they …

A Dancer’s Work Ethic for Success in High School Entering high school can be …

A thought experiment. With all we now know about materials, technique training, the importance …

 By Josef Brown The benefits of positive male role models in the classroom “The …

Are Dancers Athletes? I didn’t grow up in dance. Not starting until I was …

“A teacher affects eternity: they can never tell where their influence stops.”  Henry Adams …

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively           unnecessary …

By Josef Brown Traditions we love. and the questions we need to ask. Merde and …

“Not all stretch shoes are created equal”  – MDM Dancewear The stretch ballet shoe …

With competition season well upon us, a kind reminder that it’s not the result, …

By Josef Brown “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have …

Many already know from personal experience that dance whether enjoyed as a physical activity, …

Whether discovering a new talent or rediscovering an old passion, so many of us are …

MDM BASE Acro Keeping feet clean and protected As one of the fastest growing …

MDM Dancewear is an Australian owned and operated company established by former professional dancers, Timothy …

THE PROFILE 2.0    At MDM we’re forever inspired by the many dancers we …

EXPRESSION IS EVERYTHING The Protract Curve is the latest addition to our jazz shoe line …

THE ULTIMATE STRETCH BALLET SLIPPER  In development for over two years, the Profile is a stretch …

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing; that it was all …

THE MDM HYBRID SOLE The MDM Hybrid Sole available in the Elemental and Intrinsic range is the …

FREEDOM TO EXPRESS IS EVERYTHING  Lyrical dance is an opportunity to express human emotion …

Elemental Reflex Performance Designed for your next performance or exam BUY NOW BE BRAVE. …

MDM is made of the highest quality materials and to the highest standards, developed …

Caring for your MDM Miram Tights When you purchase a pair of MDM Miram …

Sewing ballet ribbon: Step by step instructions 1. Begin with your MDM ballet shoes. …

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