Ballet pencil test
in Ballet tips, Beginner Ballet

Ballet Pencil Test (Pelvis Placement)

For years and years, I couldn’t understand why teachers from all the different ballet classes that I had been attending kept harping on my ballet posture placement. They either use both hands to adjust my hip, scratch my hip flexor…

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lifted pelvis
in Advanced Ballet, Ballet Diaries, Ballet tips

Lift & don’t release the Pelvis

Hi everyone, this is the first article of my “advanced’ series on Adult Ballet Diaries. I’m not professing to be an pro dancer, but I am spending some time studying with professionals about how to get there. These notes are…

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Feeling Stagnant in Learning Ballet? Here’s what to do

I’ve felt rather stagnant in my ballet education for the past 6-8 months, shortly after my Advanced exams and my studio’s year end performance. There were many reasons. I was overseas for a good period of time for work, I…

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Finally Starting My Dream

By: Nikki, New York Ever since I was a young girl, I always wanted to be a ballerina. There was something about the grace and natural beauty of a ballet dancer that I envied so much. Unfortunately, my family was…

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Dancing with my students

By Evie Ananiadou, Athens, Greece Hello! I’m Evie. I’m a teacher of English in Greece, Athens though what I had always wanted to be is a ballet dancer. I started ballet when I was 5 mostly because it was a…

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