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pointe mistakes

Seven Deadly Sins of Pointe Work. Mistakes en pointe.

The Seven Deadly Sins Pointe work can be exciting but pointe mistakes can be deadly. As I have mentioned before it is the right of passage for many young ballet…

theater week

A behind the scenes peek at theater week!

Theater week is the final week before the show “Theater week” can be fun and challenging! Join me in rehearsal and behind the scenes performances. Pretty much all the dancers,…

pointe shoe hacks

5 Cheap Pointe Shoe Hacks!

Pointe Shoe Hacks These pointe shoe hacks are tips that I have collected from my “time on stage” and from friends who are currently dancing. Every dancer needs some help…

balance en pointe

How to balance well! Develop your proprioception

Balance well! You must have good balance to do anything in life. You must have extraordinary balance to dance. Learning how to enhance your body’s awareness of its joints and…

beginning pointe video

Beginning pointe video~ first exercises

Beginning pointe video and exercises   No matter how long you have danced, starting pointe is like starting over! It is its own technique and approach. The shoes are hard…

How to Develop Artistry

  Artistry I believe that all dancers start with some spark from their inner spirit or soul. How that spirit is nurtured will determine their artistry. Artistry has two main…

unconventional wisdom

Unconventional wisdom. What I learned as dancer then and now.

The situation I hear all the time that adult ballet students have to miss class due to work, time or life! I know this is frustrating. Some of them are…

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…