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improve your pointe work

Stretch to improve pointe work. Tip #2

Stretch to improve pointe work Improve your pointe work by stretching! The first stretch may seem unrelated to pointe work. However, when I see a dancer with knees that appear…

get over your pointe shoes

Five tips to get over your pointe shoes

Five tips to get “over” your pointe shoes I have five tips to get over your pointe shoes. When a dancer cannot get over the “box” of their pointe shoe,…

ballet workout plan

Ballet Workout Plan by You

Ballet Workout Plans Making your workout plan can seem like a daunting project! Where do I start? In the last two posts, I gave you ideas for determining your goals,…

workout at home

Workout at Home. The Second Step.

Workout at Home To work out at home, you need a plan. In the First Step of a Home Workout, we discussed making a goal map as an outline for…

home workout

First Steps of Your Home Workout for Dancers!

  Create A Home Workout Creating a home workout is one of my most compelling year-round goals. If I can put together an effective 30- 45 minute routine that hits…

dancers fear

All dancers fear failure.

  Dancers fear… All dancers fear. Usually, it is fear of failure. We are afraid that we won’t make it. “It” can be that audition, job or the next class…

ballet gift guide

Ballet Gift Guide For Dancers

Ballet Gift Guide In this Ballet Gift Guide, you will find some quick gift ideas for any dancer!  The perfect holiday ballet gift is always something that is tried and…

Short ballet workout with “limited” time!

When efficiency counts, grab your mini bands! A short ballet workout. Efficiency matters. When I  have time, I can fritter it away and then… not have time. Then again, Bertrand…

jump

Seven Ways to Jump Higher!

  How to Jump Higher! Often dancers don’t like jumps~ they can be exhausting, difficult to memorize, take years to develop and still you are not jumping any higher. This…

learn ballet combinations

Foolproof ways to learn ballet combinations!

Foolproof Ways to Learn Ballet Combinations! Dancers must be quick to learn ballet combinations. It may not be obvious to students that their technical growth is hindered if they do…