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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Secret to a High Front Développé!

The Secret to a High Front Développé   The secret to a high front développé is three muscles and awareness. These three muscles must be strengthened. How do you do that?

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How does injury improve your ballet technique?

How does injury improve your ballet technique? I just wanted to check in with you: how are things going with your goals of improving your ballet technique? Recently, I send…

Ten smarter ways to improve your ballet technique

Ten smarter ways to improve your ballet technique Ten smarter ways to bring your technique to the next level! My theory is that every student should attend class as much as…

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My Journey of Hope as a Dancer.

Journey of Hope I wish I knew what I know now when I was 24.  I would not be on this journey of hope if it were not for a…

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Discover Paths to Inspiration

Paths to inspiration Paths to inspiration can be elusive as we try to maintain our ballet classes. Absorbed in the technical elements, rehearsals, and daily life, dancers rarely find time…

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Foot Stretch and Balance Exercises for Ballet Dancers

Balance Exercises For Ballet Dancers The video at the end of this post shows a professional dancer demonstrating exercises to improve your balance, flexibility, awareness, and strength in your foot…

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Can Yoga Apparel Work for Ballet Teachers? Vote here!

Does Yoga Apparel Work for Ballet Teachers? As a ballet teacher and a lover of fashion,  I have been pondering an alternative to leotards and tights.  Leotards are not comfortable…