In the great debate of hands and hand placement, I realized, hands might most be the most intimate part of ballet. The hands finish the line, the hands direct the … Continue reading So, you got those hamburger hands…
It’s here! The Guide to Pas De Deux!! The first book in the Ballet Education Standardized Ballet Training Curriculum. 24 pages of information including 15 illustrations, vocabulary and mapped out … Continue reading The Guide to Pas De Deux
The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ the David H. Koch Theater @ Lincoln Center Any evening at Lincoln Center always promises to … Continue reading AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY…
Thank you to my list of donors who have helped make this trip possible. This afternoon, at Lincoln Center at the David H. Koch Theater hundreds of young potential ballet … Continue reading And the winner is… YAGP 2017
Notes on Pas De Cheval: My Favorite Step at Barre (From Issue 2) Pas de Cheval is one of the most important steps in ballet to refine, especially at barre. … Continue reading Notes on Pas De Cheval: My Favorite Step at Barre
NOTES ON ATTITUDE DEVANT: THE TURNOUT POSITION In ballet, there are a million rules, but within these rules, there is flexibility based on pedagogy or approach. There are ways to … Continue reading NOTES ON ATTITUDE DEVANT: THE TURNOUT POSITION
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
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
In the beginning there was pliés, followed by tendus, and then came dégagés. It is the way the universe designed it… or the French. Because of this, there are two … Continue reading Notes on Dégagés…
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 SERIES… it makes me giggle… click to shop fat panda prints for $10.00 Also… the first shirt is ready for pre-orders. Expected ship date April 16, 2016 Fat Panda … Continue reading #FATPANDADOESBALLET…
Ballet is hard, like really hard but teachers expect young children to get into classical positions by the age of 5. And you know, at some dolly dinkle studio they … Continue reading First Position: it is so hard
You might not like me, you might not like what I have to say, in fact, you just might not care for what I say or how I say it… … Continue reading 5 Questions you all have been asking…
How big is too big? How much would you do for your son or daughter? Recently something came up that isn’t necessarily rare in ballet, but it is definitely something … Continue reading BREAST REDUCTIONS FOR BALLET GIRLS…
The obvious answer is yes. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ridiculous and silly. Everyone goes on and on about if you should hyperextend your knees or if you shouldn’t … Continue reading Should You Hyperextend?
The obvious answer is yes. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ridiculous and silly. Everyone goes on and on about if you should hyperextend your knees or if you shouldn’t hyperextend and blah blah blah. The answer is pretty obvious at looking at any ballet photo or video. Now, to be a little more precise, there is a right way, and there is DEFINITELY a wrong way to hyperextend.
After two hip surgeries, and not dancing in like 5 years, and gaining like 20 pounds… Exploring Arabesque on the beach while storming… On another note, I hope you had … Continue reading Not Bad.
I can’t believe this blog has survived a year. Ballet at a glance in a year: Misty Copeland and Stella Abrera became the first of their respective ethnicities to ever … Continue reading ONE YEAR: a Ballet Education