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