in Advanced Ballet, Ballet tips, Uncategorized

Pull up on that supporting leg!

Pull up, lift up, stand taller, push into the ground more….all these refers to that supporting leg. I had no idea how much I had been “sitting” on my supporting leg, until I began to advance in dancing ballet. Why…

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Stretching before class
in Advanced Ballet, Ballet tips, Intermediate Ballet

Stretch Before Class!

In my book and in several articles like this one, I have said you don’t need flexibility to start learning ballet and that you will become more flexible over time. At some point however, you would probably want to be…

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in Advanced Ballet, Ballet tips, Uncategorized

Straighten that back leg!

A recent habit I’ve been trying to acquire is to lengthen and fully straighten both my legs during a tendu, jete, fondu (or rather, coming up from a fondu), grand battement… and pretty much all the time during ballet class….

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Choosing a suitable ballet class for adult ballet dancers
in Beginner Ballet

How to Choose an Adult Ballet Class

And why I prefer the small studio Not sure which adult ballet class to take? Here is how to choose an adult ballet beginners class. I’ve also shared why I prefer the small studio.” There are many places to learn…

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A good teacher's ballet eyes are extremely sharp
in Adult Ballet Diaries, Ballet tips, Beginner Ballet

Ballet Eyes

How to develop a good eye for ballet? What does it mean to have “ballet eyes”? This means you are able to see what is correct/incorrect in someone’s dancing as well as find ways to improve their dancing (sometimes it…

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