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
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…
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
As featured in Issue 6: It is funny that people still think there is a lack of male dancers in the US industry right now. In my opinion, there is … Continue reading Top 5 Ballet Boys/Mens Programs (US)
They say when one door closes, another one opens. The problem with that saying is that sometimes you can’t just wait around for a door magically open. Sometimes you have to … Continue reading Inspired…
It is no secret that between physics, anatomy, and kinesiology, that ballet technique has literally been perfected to a science. Now, dancers are pushing their bodies even harder, pushing it … Continue reading Is ballet getting too good too fast?
In the world of ballet, well the world of dance, everyone is throwing around the genre of contemporary ballet. But, what is contemporary ballet? If we look at the dance … Continue reading What is Contemporary Ballet?
There are so many types of teachers out there, it is important that parents and students know what they are getting. After working across the United States and talking to … Continue reading What Makes a Good Ballet Teacher?
Issue 6 Featuring Tegan Chou 6 Issues 1 crazy year. When I started the magazine I was living in California, then Phoenix, and now issue six is published from Charleston. … Continue reading YEAR 1 … Done.
It is that time of year again. For some, you are already back in the studios working, and for others, tomorrow will start the first day of ballet for the … Continue reading Period of Adjustment…
Hey everyone out there… I am super excited to announce that American National Ballet is letting me direct our National Trainee program for the 2017-2018 season. What does this mean? … Continue reading A Ballet Education’s National Trainee Program at American National Ballet
I see London, I see France, where is the best education for dance? It is that time of year again as young hopeful ballet students decide where to go train … Continue reading THE BEST OF THE BEST… TOP BALLET SCHOOLS OF 2017
It is finally here… SPRING 2017! In This Issue: Mimi Tompkins of a Ballet Arizona photographed by Ashley Baker. The Top Ten Ballet Companies (2017 Edition) Notes on Cambré Collegiate … Continue reading SPRING 2017 / In This Issue…
There are three types of quality dance performances. The first type of dance performance is the typical performance, strong technique, beautiful sets, and lavish costumes. It is entertaining, strong and shows … Continue reading A Night to Remember: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Ballet Arizona, a company I named to watch two years ago, performed under the stars last night in Goodyear at a lakeside park. It was gorgeous. It rained that morning, … Continue reading Ballet Under The Stars: Ballet Arizona
When Your Body Decides to be Done with Ballet Susie Boyland, contributing writer If you are heavily dedicated to ballet, it becomes your life and a major part of your … Continue reading Goodbye Ballet
Every Saturday morning dancers around the world hear their alarm clocks go off and they want to die. The physical demand for a dancer is extremely high, but the emotional … Continue reading Saturday Morning Warm Ups