Ballet Aesthetic and The Case For The Booty

' I have a booty. Even when I struggled with anorexia in high school, I still looked like a stack of ribs with a rump roast in the back. When people asked me how I got my bodacious backside, I told them "it's in the genes, and I don't mean Levi's." Witty posterior...
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How to Choose Ballet Shoes

Ballet shoes, or technique shoes, are the basic, light-weight shoes worn by all ballet dancers. Proper technique shoes are essential to your performance and safety. Popular brands include Capezio, Bloch, and Grishko. By following these guidelines, you can find the...
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Morning, Noon, and Night: When To Go To Ballet Class

When do you go to class? Perhaps your flexible schedule has allowed you to try different class times. If not, consider the pros and cons of going to ballet class at key times of the day.

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Back To Basics: The Five Positions of the Arms

Far from angular and robotic, a ballerina's arm movements are arguably the most fluid feature of her dancing. Just like there are five standard positions of the feet, there are also five positions of the arms in ballet. Working in conjunction with the rest of the...
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Top 3 Reasons Adult Ballet Dancers Rock

A pint-sized princess may be cute in a teeny tiny tutu, but seeing Mom (or Dad) break a sweat is an inspiring vision. Here are the top three reasons adults make awesome ballet students. 1. They're enthusiastic. Sure, there are millions of little girls who love ballet...
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3 Red Flags To Avoid In Adult Ballet Class

Everything seemed to be going fine: registration was a breeze, the location was perfect, then you arrived to class and found out that the standards are, well, low. If you ever come across these 3 red flags in class, run, don't dance, to the nearest exit. 1. Wardrobe...
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3 Factors To Consider Before Enrolling In Class

Finding the right class can be daunting, but it's not impossible. Among the sea of leotards and dance moms, there are options out there for grown-up who want the chance to dance without breaking the bank (or their back). While there's always a little bit of risk...
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Prepare for a Revolution

Prepare for a Revolution

Just when we thought pointe shoe construction couldn’t get any more personal, enter the age of 3D printing. Imagine using a machine to scan a dancer’s feet, then utilizing those images to create custom pointe shoes, actually printed out in usable form with a 3D printer. Revolutionary, right?

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When the Stage Calls

When the Stage Calls

Chances are that as an adult dancer the curtain to performing on stage has been closed for quite some time now, besides the occasional supernumerary parts. After all, we know how demanding ballet can be and are well aware of the cost of productions (and that’s just the beginning). Yet there is a rich education…

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The Dance of the Iconic Swan

The Dance of the Iconic Swan

What is your Swan Song? Odette's variation is a devotional dance of transformation and its mastery lies in the perpetual story of the dancer's own Swan Song.  The white swan symbolizes light, or one's highest self that is pure love. She glides gracefully along...

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Body Talk: 4 Therapeutic Strategies for Dancers

Body Talk: 4 Therapeutic Strategies for Dancers

Ballet is a total body workout. Regardless of age or ability, every student experiences a degree of fatigue or discomfort as a result of their training. If you've developed a chronic problem spot, or maybe class just has you wiped, consider four alternative therapies...

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5 Muscular Hot Spots That Affect Dancers

5 Muscular Hot Spots That Affect Dancers

Different sports and athletic activities engage different muscles in the body. Since ballet requires immense lower body strength, ballet dancers tend to develop problem spots and injuries from the waist down. Consider five common hot spots that affect dancers and how to cope with them.

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