There are so many tips out there to make pointe shoes last longer, to make your feet look better, and to reduce noise. Sometimes, we forget to pass these secrets … Continue reading To Darn or Not to Darn…
Most professionals are in the midst of the exhaustion of the Nutcracker. For others, Nutcracker has just started… It is hard to survive the holiday season as a ballet dancer… … Continue reading Just Another Snowflake… surviving Nutcracker (2017 Edition)
This weekend marked a great feat in discourse and dance history as Camille A. Brown & Dancers made their debut at the Kennedy Center. I saw the second night of the performance where this four time Princess Grace Award Winner presented Ink. The following night included in the 40th Kennedy Center Honors that airs December 26 on CBS. (Honorees include: Carmen De Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL COOL J, Norman Lear and Lionel Richie.) This weekend at the Kennedy Center also celebrated Fred Astaire, another Kennedy Center Honoree.
In the great debate of hands and hand placement, I realized, hands might most be the most intimate part of ballet. The hands finish the line, the hands direct the … Continue reading So, you got those hamburger hands…
Love ballet but want to branch out into other things? I feel you. With the ballet job market diversifying, it’s practical for dancers to want to explore other genres. Summer is … Continue reading Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensives 2018
Every year A Ballet Education receives hundreds of emails asking questions like, “What Summer Intensive should my student go to? Where is the best Summer Intensive? How can I afford a summer course?” And the list goes on… So this year, as we start our summer program series, we should talk about what is happening in ballet. And take a look at some of the best Summer Intensives out there.
It is that time of the year again…. Nutcracker. Support your local ballet school or company by attending this wonderful holiday tradition. We are days away to close our Nutcracker Kickstarter campaign, and unforutnately, it doesn’t look like it will come to fruition. But, I will relaunch the campaign in the New Year, focusing on next year.
Effacé, effacée [eh-fa-SAY/]. Shaded. One of the directions of épaulement (body directions to classify the arms, head, shoulders, legs in relation to the audience) in which the dancer stands at … Continue reading Notes on Effacé
Working super hard to finish on time… I am hoping that this project gets fully funded!! I am 10% there in a day! That’s super exciting. Thank You to everyone for … Continue reading A Ballet For Everyone… The Nutcracker
Officially launched A Ballet Education’s Kick Starter Campaign to see if we can make this book, and a series of ballet books happen! Thank you so much for your support. … Continue reading KICKSTART NUTCRACKER!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. So much support is pouring in from all of you readers. Watching people respond has been more than beautiful. Hearing stories from around the … Continue reading Bringing The Nutcracker To Life…
If you are going to be racist, keep it to yourself. If you are going to be nasty and you are going to come for me, my friends, or my … Continue reading Why Race Will Always Matter in Ballet…
TODAY ONLY, Redbubble is offering 20% OFF THE WHOLE STORE!! New Products include the Pas De Deux T-Shirt, and Nutcracker Shirts!!! Must use the code: SWEET20 when checking out! goo.gl/EuLUjV … Continue reading 20% OFF NUTCRACKER!
There comes a point for a lot of dancers who have to make the choice of homeschooling. Ballet is so time-consuming, so there has to be a “give and take”. … Continue reading Should You Homeschool?
It is that time of year again… as cliché as that line is, in ballet, we cycle through each season and either love or dread this time of year. The … Continue reading Christmas Comes Early…
It’s here! The Guide to Pas De Deux!! The first book in the Ballet Education Standardized Ballet Training Curriculum. 24 pages of information including 15 illustrations, vocabulary and mapped out … Continue reading The Guide to Pas De Deux
While ballet has its often downfalls of lackluster performances and vague storylines, Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Company delivers with a punch with After The Curtain. With cast of mainstreamed dancers, … Continue reading Shaping Sound… Shaping the way for dance
Happy Halloween Everyone! Okay, I know it is early, but I finished it on Instagram (@aballeteducation). Los Angeles was pretty successful and now I am in Arizona. I know everyone … Continue reading Spooky Ballet…
Another week done in Los Angeles… Three more days to go!! Working with the most talented kids in Southern California has been amazing. Working on very specific corrections, specifically like … Continue reading A Week Done
There is so much pressure in ballet when it comes to weight. But the stereotype isn’t just for women/girls. There is a ton of pressure for men/boys to also have … Continue reading A Personal Journey… and the struggle with weight… even for a man.