Congratulations to the winners of the male-dominated year at the Youth America Grand Prix. While the past three years of the Youth America Grand Prix have been intense, this year seemed to be even more exhausting with the new rule changes. If you don’t know about the rules change that had everyone upset, it basically stated that regardless of the score, the invitation to New York Finals would be based on the discretion of the judges. While we shouldn’t downplay this year’s winners, there was a lot of criticism over YAGP’s 20th season. The Big Winners of the Youth America Grand Prix are:
Turning In to Find Your Turnout I think there is a big misunderstanding among ballet teachers and other teachers when it comes to turn in and turnout. The two cannot … Continue reading Turning in to find your TURNOUT
The internet has fueled the fire, and it seems now, that with City Ballet about to open tonight, we are demanding for their heads. Anyone who has ever danced for … Continue reading Off With Their Heads…
Ballet is hard, like really hard. The overwhelming stories and information out there is daunting. As parents you only want what is best for your kid, as student your heart … Continue reading What does it take to be a Ballerina?
It has been a long journey, but four years later I am here… Four years ago, I never thought that I would be a blogger. I thought I was going … Continue reading Celebrating 4 Years!
Always a controversy when it come to “lost” ballets, or ballets that are not performed every season and easily handed down from one generation to the next. One of those … Continue reading Notes on The Fairy Doll
Inside the world’s largest ballet competition. This year over 10,000 kids auditioned and competed at the Youth America Grand Prix and tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships were given out to promising young talent across the world. This issue is packed with the enormous talents emerging from the Youth America Grand Prix.
A Ballet Education has committed/pledged to raise $27,000 dollars in scholarship funds for various organizations including the YAGP Korea, Burbank Dance Academy, the Cirio Collective & helping support kids with … Continue reading A Ballet Education Scholarship
Notes on Pirouettes En Dedans… Working on pirouettes en dedans (pirouettes to the inside) can be hard. While it seems like they are easier than en dehors turns, the problem … Continue reading Notes of Pirouettes en dedans…
Ballet is hard. Really hard. No matter how ballet has progressed, the fundamentals of ballet have always stayed the same: turnout, pointed feet, and becoming something unattainable and unimaginable. Yes, … Continue reading Notes on Demi Plié
Second Position is usually noted as the easiest position of the five as it has the least amount of pressure on the hips and knees, but lately I have been … Continue reading Notes on Second Position / Perfect Symmetry
Fifth position: home base. This position can be the best feeling in the world, or it can be your worst enemy. It is painfully beautiful, gives you the longest leg … Continue reading Notes on Fifth Position