What is Contemporary Ballet?

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?

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corps de ballet confessional: Elizabeth Weldon of Ballet West

By reputation, ballerinas are these willowy, elongated creatures that are unobtainable… That could pretty much sums up Elizabeth Weldon, a corps de ballet member at TV’s most popular ballet company, … Continue reading corps de ballet confessional: Elizabeth Weldon of Ballet West

You know you trained Balanchine Part 3…

In today’s world of ballet, you have to be living under a rock not to know who Balanchine is. The opposite of that would be living in 1930 and thinking … Continue reading You know you trained Balanchine Part 3…

Let the boy dance

His face was pressed against in the glass, Fingers spread wide, tapping to the muffled sound of the music. His mind was racing back and forth between reality, and fantasy. … Continue reading Let the boy dance

Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

Totally getting excited as we are getting ready to launch our first issue… It is a lot of hard work, and truth be told, I don’t know if it is … Continue reading Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

Dream Casting…

Some have fantasy football… I have fantasy ballet nights. If I were going to die, I would cash out everything I own and have one super star studded night of … Continue reading Dream Casting…

Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

In the world of ballet, variations define a dancer’s career. As artists a variation is the one moment where technique, artistry and years of daunting rehearsals finally meet. A 2-3 Act … Continue reading Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

Ballet Vocabulary: Lesson 1

In the world of ballet, there are three languages. There is the language in which ballet was codified, French. Then there is the language in which interprets ballet, body language … Continue reading Ballet Vocabulary: Lesson 1

BIG THINGS FOR A BALLET EDUCATION

So, I have decided to launch a few big things for a Ballet Education, and I hope they are helpful… But, unfortunately it will take a little bit of capitol. … Continue reading BIG THINGS FOR A BALLET EDUCATION