Every year A Ballet Education receives hundreds of emails asking questions like, “What Summer Intensive should my student go to? Where is the best Summer Intensive? How can I afford a summer course?” And the list goes on… So this year, as we start our summer program series, we should talk about what is happening in ballet. And take a look at some of the best Summer Intensives out there.
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?
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
This morning I was able to sit down and read With Ballet in my Soul: Adventures of a Globetrotting Impresario by Eva Maze. You can pre-order it on Amazon by clicking here. … Continue reading With Ballet In My Soul…
a vacation… haha just kidding, no really they do, myself included… But who has time these days to go on vacation?
Now for the real post…
As a ballet teacher, I always find it hard to find good ballet music. Sure, there are a lot of great CDs out there, but sometimes the quality is not that great, the tracks aren’t long enough for longer combinations, the tempos don’t make a lot of sense, or they are just structured kind of funny
Each year as the season ends a history disappears. As a dancer, it means that the applause is over, that all of your hard work, hours of rehearsals, performances and … Continue reading And the envelope please… a Ballet Education’s Ballet Awards 2016
Today is a sad day… Today is my Dad’s birthday and Father’s day week. I lost my dad two years ago to cancer. So, this post is dedicated to all … Continue reading Super Dads…
There is nothing in the world… and I mean nothing… better than a really good, really clean, really technical petit allegro. Yup, it can turn any bad day into a … Continue reading Notes on Jetés… petit jetés… and awful petit allegro
Everything is beautiful at the ballet… Edward Kleban said it all in his lyrics for A Chorus Line… When we were younger something resonated with us and sparked the passion … Continue reading 5 reasons we fell in love with ballet
I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! This week has been a crazy amazing week for ballet… and this next week is going to be a great week as … Continue reading IHOP… International House of Primas
Happy Mother’s Day!!! (I’m posting early so I can spend this weekend with my mom *smiles*) And in honor of all of the ballet mom’s here is an old post … Continue reading Happy Early Mother’s Day…
Now that I have caught up on work… I’ve had time to reflect on the YAGP… and other things… So, you went to a good school… big whoop. So did … Continue reading What is going on in ballet?
Extensions in ballet are everything… Well extensions are also everything on social media, but social media is a whole different post. But extensions in ballet… truly are everything… It is … Continue reading Notes On: Getting Extension… to the side…
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
I would hate, and I mean hate it, when a teacher would yell at me or give me the correction: you are gripping your quads, work from the back of … Continue reading Notes on working from the backs of your legs
You could be reading this as a professional dancer looking to retire into teaching, be a teacher already, an aspiring student, a parent of a ballet dancer, or even an … Continue reading What is Ballet?
edit: Post number 200! Apparently it is a big deal on wordpress and you get a little sticker! Thanks for all of the love and support. Is passable white alright? The … Continue reading Ballet & the Passable White Standard…
After much anticipation and deal making, and doodling… I have finally decided on a publisher! I know have I have published digital books in the past for a Ballet Education, … Continue reading Ballet Books… and fat pandas
Collectively, teachers and doctors can agree on one thing: pointe work is NOT healthy for the human body. With that being true, neither is being tackled by a 200-pound man … Continue reading Anatomy of a Pointe Shoe
There are two MAJOR positions/shapes for ballet dancers. Positions that are based on the negative space the body creates and the idea of intersecting lines and shapes. They are: Developpés … Continue reading Notes on the Styles of Attitude Derrière