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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…

five positions of ballet

ABC’s of Beginning Ballet~ Plié and 6 positions of the feet

Beginning Ballet Barre Ballet begins at the barre. Did you know that you can be a beginning ballet dancer at any age? I encourage you to “jump” in and try…

confidence in ballet

How to Develop Confidence in Ballet Class

Is it self-esteem or confidence? Background image: Designed by Freepik How do you develop confidence in ballet class? Are self-esteem and confidence the same thing? Confidence: a feeling of self-assurance arising…

Ballet Dancer to Ballet Teacher

Ballet Dancer to Ballet Teacher Interview #2

Interview 2~ Anton Pankevich This is  my second interview of “Ballet Dancer to Ballet Teacher”. An interesting note is that both dancers were born in foreign countries and began their…