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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…

DIY ballet skirt video

DIY ballet skirt video Make your own!

Encore plus! This time~ a DIY ballet skirt video ~Last year I wrote a pictorial post about how to make your own ballet skirt. I put together a video of the…

DIY ballet hack

Ballet Hack #3– a DIY roller!

Ballet Hack #3— DIY roller! It isn’t it marvelous how the ballet world continually grows in wisdom about how to keep dancers healthy? Well this DIY hack was actually invented for…

Ballet Floor Barre

Ballet Floor Barre #2 in our series

Ballet Floor Barre Video 2 How would you like to learn something that keeps you in decent shape for ballet class without going to class? A ballet warm-up and floor…

pointe work

Pointe work practice at home!

How to practice pointe work at home safely! Pointe work at home Recently I wrote a post about not practicing at home. In general, most ballet teachers prefer that students…

wings of beauty or injury winged feet

Wings of ballet beauty or injury? Serious Mistakes Dancers Make

Wings of beauty or injury There seems to be certain things that ballet teachers will disagree on and winged feet is one of them. I am afraid that this lack…

Core control with fluidity. Solution to #5 sit-ups

Rock your core? From the beginning of ballet training, we are told to hold in our “tummies” or engage your core. Often dancers do not know how to do this…

Sit-ups

Serious Mistakes Dancers Make– Sit-ups Number 5

Serious Mistakes Dancers Make It used to be that “sit-ups” were the standard issue for improving your abdominal strength. When I was in high school all the Physical Education classes…

pointe at home

Pointe work at home?

Controversy or not? Frankly, I have hesitated to post my opinion about practicing en pointe work at home. In my opinion practicing pointe at home is  a bad idea. I…