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
A few new things are finally here at A Ballet Education! The first thing up is, I am putting up a bunch of videos on Youtube. I promise that … Continue reading NEW @ A BALLET EDUCATION
It seems, as of late, the majority of emails coming in, at the moment, revolve around cross-training… and it isn’t just parents writing in. It is studio owners, colleagues, and … Continue reading How Much Should You Cross-Train for Ballet?
Okay, I know it isn’t monday… but I couldn’t come up with a title… and I found myself surrounded by David Hallberg today. The International Ballerino: David Hallberg From Arizona … Continue reading Mancrush Monday: David Hallberg
Robbie Downey and Oscar Lagana of Phoenix Ballet take on the classic Sugar Plum Grand Pas. This young talented couple makes their debut together at the Orpheum Theatre. It isn’t … Continue reading Surviving Sugar Plum…
Effacé, effacée [eh-fa-SAY/]. Shaded. One of the directions of épaulement (body directions to classify the arms, head, shoulders, legs in relation to the audience) in which the dancer stands at … Continue reading Notes on Effacé
There comes a point for a lot of dancers who have to make the choice of homeschooling. Ballet is so time-consuming, so there has to be a “give and take”. … Continue reading Should You Homeschool?
It is that time of year again… as cliché as that line is, in ballet, we cycle through each season and either love or dread this time of year. The … Continue reading Christmas Comes Early…
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?