Let the boy dance

His face was pressed against in the glass, Fingers spread wide, tapping to the muffled sound of the music. His mind was racing back and forth between reality, and fantasy. … Continue reading Let the boy dance

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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

Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

Totally getting excited as we are getting ready to launch our first issue… It is a lot of hard work, and truth be told, I don’t know if it is … Continue reading Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

5 Ballet Techniques that make me melt

In today’s world of dance we applaud ridiculous extension, turns that never end, and jumps that defy gravity. Or, we celebrate mediocrity. Either way, it doesn’t do it for me. … Continue reading 5 Ballet Techniques that make me melt

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…

The Masters…

So yesterday was Balanchine’s Birthday, and as the internet was flooded with beautiful images of everyone dancing their favorite work it made me realize how connected ballet is. In addition, … Continue reading The Masters…

It”s a New Year…

Hello readers! Wishing you the best this new year!  For those of you who are students, best of luck with your summer program auditions. And for those of you who … Continue reading It”s a New Year…

How to get through a summer program audition…

So, what is the secret to getting through a summer program audition? easy answer: be good. If you are thinking, “WTF?” Then you probably aren’t ready for a summer program. … Continue reading How to get through a summer program audition…

Sugar Plums Fairies: The Women of NYCB

With Nutcracker in a frenzy and taking up my Facebook feed, I am always surprised by the wondrous NYCB, headed by Peter Martins. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t agree … Continue reading Sugar Plums Fairies: The Women of NYCB

the nuttiness of nutcracker…

I have posted many posts about Nutcracker, but I am going to do a couple more before the season is over haha: http://aballeteducation.com/2014/07/08/too-many-claras-and-every-little-girls-dream/ http://aballeteducation.com/2014/08/24/the-beast-that-is-the-nutcracker/ http://aballeteducation.com/2014/09/16/awful-realities-of-the-nutcracker/ While the Nutcracker is a … Continue reading the nuttiness of nutcracker…

Manly Ballet… 5 misconceptions about male ballet dancers

Male ballet dancers get the worst reputation… And there is a reason why… Honestly, it comes down to tights and a dance belt and for some reason that equates to … Continue reading Manly Ballet… 5 misconceptions about male ballet dancers