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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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A BALLET EDUCATION Teaching Curriculum Proven Results Ballet for Everyone

A Ballet Education’s official curriculum is now available for pre-order.





We are very excited to announce that our foundation is officially a non-profit. During the 2020-2021 season, A Ballet Education was able to offer numerous scholarships to students at The Ballet Clinic and has been able to help out numerous students with pointe shoes, expenses and tuition. We were also able to giveaway tons of products including planners, stickers, shirts, and backpacks. Through the foundation we have been able to partner with Grishko’s NG Generation and Youth America Grand Prix to donate products to their organization’s participants. The 2020-2021 fiscal season, we were able to give away over $100,000 dollars! So, so thank you for supporting A Ballet Education, as it gives back to the dance community.



Daily Ballet Vocab: Tendu Pour le Pied

Daily Ballet Vocabulary: Sometimes it is hard to remember the names of ballet terms or the technique behind them, but today we are bringing you ballet vocabulary!

Notes on Saut de Chat…

Saut de chat or grand pas de chat, whatever you want to call it the mechanics are the same for this iconic grand allegro step.

The Sleeping Beauty Fairy Variations

You might think they are lame or boring, but these six variations are the key to classical ballet. When picking a variation for A Ballet Competition, don’t overlook these classics.

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Health & Nutrition

Sunday Self Care: Meal Prep with 5 Fast Filling Snacks

Time is of the essence these days. Between training cross-training, and private coaching, it seems that the hours escape us. And in the middle of the day, you are hit with hunger, not lunch hungry, but snack hungry. While it is easy to grab a bag of chips, or a chocolate bar, and even the healthy protein bar, sometimes that just won’t cut it. For a lot of us, we get the munchies, we crave that wonderful salty- sweet sensation.

9 Super Foods for You

They say you are what you eat. If that’s the case, then I would be made up of charcuterie, brunch items, and donuts. Now, we

Perfect Ballet Summer Salad

Summer is here, and sometimes I get tired of eating the same old salad. With ballet being so weight conscious we get consumed with the


Beauty & Style

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