Beware of the Monsters…

The show Dance Moms portrayed some of the craziest, over the top, and outrageous personalities in competitive commercial dance, but that show has nothing on the real-life world of ballet … Continue reading Beware of the Monsters…

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Notes of Pirouettes en dedans…

Notes on Pirouettes En Dedans… Working on pirouettes en dedans (pirouettes to the inside) can be hard. While it seems like they are easier than en dehors turns, the problem … Continue reading Notes of Pirouettes en dedans…

How Much Should You Cross-Train for Ballet?

It seems, as of late, the majority of emails coming in, at the moment, revolve around cross-training… and it isn’t just parents writing in. It is studio owners, colleagues, and … Continue reading How Much Should You Cross-Train for Ballet?

A Ballet Mindset…

Hey ABE readers, guess what? Guest post. I think this book is really relevant to ballet dancers both professional and training. Sometimes we get lost in our work and sometimes … Continue reading A Ballet Mindset…

What Makes a Good Ballet Teacher?

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?

Catching up with Robbie Downey (BalletBabble // BalletFreak)

Catching up with social media sensation, entrepreneur, and ballet dancer Robbie Downey. And, if you don’t know who she is, she is the eighteen-year-old who everyone has grown up with … Continue reading Catching up with Robbie Downey (BalletBabble // BalletFreak)

Saturday Morning Warm Ups

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

LET ME BE A SWAN… any swan… company contracts

      The waiting game… From January until May, sometimes even longer, dancers ages 17ish-22ish wait anxiously for the ultimate business goal: A CONTRACT. For some dancers, there is … Continue reading LET ME BE A SWAN… any swan… company contracts