A Ballet Education The Blog

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Mobile and Strong

Dr. Alexis Sams gives her physical therapy tips to quell the question on every young dancer’s mind. How do I have a more mobile spine? She goes deeper to providing guidance to the even more important and often forgotten question, how do you have a strong and healthy spine?

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And it was beyond amazing! But, during the audition, I was reminded why I am doing this. I asked how many dancers in the room wanted to be a professional ballet dancer, and only students I have previously worked with had raised their hands. I thought to myself, “Why are they even here then?” After the tendu combination I asked how many wanted to be contemporary dancers, and they all raised their hands… After the jeté combo I asked, “How many dancers are trying to be a contemporary dancer because that is what they have been told they will be?”

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