Beware of the Monsters…

The show Dance Moms portrayed some of the craziest, over the top, and outrageous personalities in competitive commercial dance, but that show has nothing on the real-life world of ballet … Continue reading Beware of the Monsters…

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Why you shouldn’t put your kid into ballet…

I have seen all of these posts about why you should put your kid into ballet. With reasons like: smarter, more successful, better workers and so on, after doing some … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t put your kid into ballet…

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner: the TOP TEN BALLET SCHOOLS of 2015

Winner, winner chicken dinner. The list is in. The TOP TEN Ballet Schools of 2015. There is always a great debate when it comes to rankings. Rankings for anything really … Continue reading Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner: the TOP TEN BALLET SCHOOLS of 2015

The American Ballerina: the 21st century prima

What truly does it mean to be an American Ballerina?  The idea of an American Ballerina isn’t far fetched at all, and actually since the cold war, America has become … Continue reading The American Ballerina: the 21st century prima

Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

In the world of ballet, variations define a dancer’s career. As artists a variation is the one moment where technique, artistry and years of daunting rehearsals finally meet. A 2-3 Act … Continue reading Fantastic Five: 5 Really Great Male Variations

You know you trained Balanchine… pt Deux… You know you have danced Balanchine if…

We have all heard famous stories, infamous quotes, or my personal favorite, “Balanchine Said…” or “Balanchine told me…” For some ballet dancers, they are lucky enough to dance at the School … Continue reading You know you trained Balanchine… pt Deux… You know you have danced Balanchine if…

10 Things Ballet Students Should Have…

Things that everyone should have in their dance bag, or readily available. A foot roller or stretcher. A theraband, deflated tire tube, or something else elasticy. Ibprofen, icy hot, or … Continue reading 10 Things Ballet Students Should Have…

Intro to Summer Programs

The Guide to Summer Programs: While Christmas is finally here, and Nutcracker is finally over… We now look at the bigger picture, and the next part of the season: SUMMER … Continue reading Intro to Summer Programs