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Stability – The Foundation of Dance Training

It has been a few months now. I’ve gone back to slower, more beginner classes to strengthen my supporting leg, work on a better alignment of my body, a pulled up pelvis and a open, pressed down shoulders pointing to…

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Pirouettes

I was helping my friend with her pirouette that day. She is a beginner adult ballet dancer, with probably about 10 months in with twice-a-week classes. Understandably, almost every adult ballet dancer I meet are obsessed, or rather, pre-occupied with…

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Building Strength & Stamina

In order to advance to learning more difficult steps, you’ll need to invest in strength and stamina FIRST. Or at least work on it concurrently. I also realize why professional and advanced dancers go back regularly to work in slower…

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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
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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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