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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…

How to Develop Artistry

  Artistry I believe that all dancers start with some spark from their inner spirit or soul. How that spirit is nurtured will determine their artistry. Artistry has two main…

unconventional wisdom

Unconventional wisdom. What I learned as dancer then and now.

The situation I hear all the time that adult ballet students have to miss class due to work, time or life! I know this is frustrating. Some of them are…

sew pointe shoes

How to sew and prepare pointe shoes!

Your first pair of pointe shoes There are many techniques to sew and prepare your pointe shoes. Getting your first pair of pointe shoes is a right of passage for…

Impromptu Ballet Barre Workout. Follow Along!

Ballet Barre Workout! After teaching last Sunday, I decided to an impromptu ballet barre! Join me in the studio as we progress through all the barre basics. Plié, tendu, degagé, rond…

tight calves

Do you have super tight calves~ want a deeper plié?

Do you have tight calves? Do you have  super tight calves? Runners and dancers live with this problem. Dancers especially have difficulty keeping their calf muscles in a fluid state…

Ballet competitions

Ballet Competitions. Work in progress.

Ballet Competitions At ballet competitions, I sometimes I feel like my student’s mother. I feel the same concern, empathy and pride for them when they do well! Ballet teachers wear…

mini workout for dancers

Mini workout for dancers when you don’t have time! Hamstring, glute, arm, core workout.

When you don’t have time Here is a mini workout for dancers for when you don’t have time for a full “workout”. Segment this basic routine into components on different…

plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis. Follow Up Rehab Challenge!

Plantar fasciitis is my Rehab Challenge. My original post was set for a two week recovery experiment. It failed.  Well, I was overly optimistic on that one! Plantar fasciitis in…

use your plié

How to Use Your Plié. Plié is Your Friend!

“Plié is your friend” Plié is my best friend. “Use your plié”! To do a plié well has many challenges but the rewards are great! Use your plié A plié…