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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…

Organized dance bag

How to get an organized dance bag! Ballet Hack #3

The perfect dance bag Tired of running to class without the right stuff? Maybe you don’t do that, but as a ballet teacher I often do not organize my dance…

Ballet is My Happy Place – Ballet Giveaway!

Welcome to my second Ballet Giveaway this Holiday Season!  I think the holiday spirit moved me and my wonderful & generous friends to offer a second Ballet Giveaway Here is…

Foot stretchers

Foot Stretchers– good or bad?

A dilemma Foot stretchers! Good or bad?  For more than 30 years I have searched for the perfect solution to improving a dancer’s foot.  It is important that ballet dancers’…

dancers gift guide giveaway

Dancer Gift Guide Giveaway

Dancer Gift Guide is now…. a Giveaway! Dancer Gift Guide Giveaway All the gifts in our recent post Dancer’s Holiday Gift Guide are now up for grabs in this Dancer Gift…

Dancer's Gift Guide

Dancer’s Gift Guide Holiday 2016

Holiday 2016   Dancers usually have everything that they need for class, rehearsal and performance. Perhaps you do not know what to get a dancer? I hope this Dancer’s Gift…

rehab challenge

Rehab Challenge for Ballet Dancers. Part One

Please join me! Recently, I took some time off to go on a vacation and came down with a bad virus. Again, ballet was on the back burner and one…

breath in dance

Breath in dance~solving the mystery

The mystery of breath in dance Recently, one of my Accidental Artist Members asked me to write about the importance of breath in dance. “Could you share the importance of…