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turnout strength stretch

Turnout Strength and Stretch Exercises for Ballet Dancers

Turnout Strength Turnout strength and stretch are key to a developing ballet dancer! Join me for a glimpse into my intermediate ballet class. I introduced these dancers  to some turnout…

pretzel stretch

Pretzel Stretch for Turnout

  Pretzel Stretch The “pretzel stretch” sounds like a twisty painful stretch, doesn’t it? Well of course, it isn’t! It is actually soothing to your lower back and gives a…

penché arabesque

Penché Arabesque How to get a split arabesque

Penché Arabesque  How do you get a “6 o’clock penché arabesque” aka a split while in arabesque? It is much more difficult than attaining a split on the floor as…

Recital Solutions

Recital Solutions Dance Teacher Problems

Dance Teacher Problems Looking for recital solutions for this stressful time of year? Dance teachers, students and parents sometimes need some help to make this a success! I received this…

DIY Microwaveable Heat Pad-injury prevention & comfort!

Microwaveable Heat Pad I am going to share a very special tool that will keep your dance muscles healthy! It is copy of the microwaveable heat pad that my youngest…

pointe mistakes

Seven Deadly Sins of Pointe Work. Mistakes en pointe.

The Seven Deadly Sins Pointe work can be exciting but pointe mistakes can be deadly. As I have mentioned before it is the right of passage for many young ballet…

theater week

A behind the scenes peek at theater week!

Theater week is the final week before the show “Theater week” can be fun and challenging! Join me in rehearsal and behind the scenes performances. Pretty much all the dancers,…

pointe shoe hacks

5 Cheap Pointe Shoe Hacks!

Pointe Shoe Hacks These pointe shoe hacks are tips that I have collected from my “time on stage” and from friends who are currently dancing. Every dancer needs some help…

balance en pointe

How to balance well! Develop your proprioception

Balance well! You must have good balance to do anything in life. You must have extraordinary balance to dance. Learning how to enhance your body’s awareness of its joints and…

beginning pointe video

Beginning pointe video~ first exercises

Beginning pointe video and exercises   No matter how long you have danced, starting pointe is like starting over! It is its own technique and approach. The shoes are hard…