Whether you are twelve or twenty, this variation is one of the most recognizable variations for those who have danced. For a lot, this variation was the first variation they … Continue reading Notes on Cupid
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?
It is the first week of 2018, and it already has me thinking… a lot. Between Peter Martins retiring, YAGP Philadelphia being postponed, YAGP Seattle underway, new job offers, new … Continue reading This Week In Ballet…
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…
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?
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 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)
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
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
Either you have them, you know someone who has them, or some days you feel like you have them. Yup, you got biscuits. What is a biscuit? To be honest, … Continue reading Biscuity Feet… and then some
You were the best one at your local school, and then you went to a professional school, and you basically kicked ass. Teachers fawned over you. You excelled in the … Continue reading The Corps de Ballet Confessional…
If you are ages 11+ and you are training in ballet, like seriously training… Not like the, I dance ballet twice a week, supplemented with 4 jazz classes, leaps and … Continue reading 5 things your teachers will never tell you… and they should
What is “good” ballet? I have been asked this a lot… and frankly I was avoiding this conversation as it is super subjective. It is like asking, “What is good … Continue reading What is Good Ballet?
The Cirio Collective if the first of five start ups I am going to endorse/plug/support throughout the year. To donate click here. While it is important to be educated in … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF BALLET: The Cirio Collective
A lot of you concerned parents and students have written in about summer programs… While some of you have already gotten your acceptance letters, and have made your choices; others … Continue reading The Big Five… (summer programs pt IV)