Morning, Noon, and Night: When To Go To Ballet Class

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. Morning Pros: If you’re a morning person and you don’t have to jet...
10 Awkward Moments and How to Handle Them

10 Awkward Moments and How to Handle Them

Just so we’re clear, none of the following are life-or-death situations. But we’ve all had an awkward moment in ballet class. Adults especially tend to be overly self-conscious. Rest assured, if any of these ever happen to you, know that many before you...
Ballet Terms That Can Be Confusing

Ballet Terms That Can Be Confusing

It can be difficult for adult students to remember the vast ballet vocabulary, especially when some of the sounds and phrases seem to blend together. Here are a handful of terms that can be confusing to the untrained ear, and what makes them different. 1. En croix vs....
5 Tips For New Adult Ballet Students

5 Tips For New Adult Ballet Students

If you’ve never taken ballet class before, it can seem intimidating. Don’t let your novice status hold you back on your first day. Here are 5 tips to get you in the swing of things. 1. Feet first If you’re not ready to put on a leotard, at least slip...
10 Common Ballet Technique Mistakes and How To Fix Them

10 Common Ballet Technique Mistakes and How To Fix Them

Ballet technique can be both beautiful and frustrating. If you find yourself getting hung up on a particular step or movement, chances are you’re not alone. This list of common technique mistakes can help you identify problem areas and work to correct them. 1....
3 Types of Ballet Feet and How To Use Them

3 Types of Ballet Feet and How To Use Them

Feet are a big deal in ballet. Students and professionals alike obsess over how their feet look, feel, and function. Who can forget the cliche image of delicate pink pointe shoes tip-toeing across the floor? Beautiful ballet feet have a reputation, but the reality is...
3 Reasons You Should Wear A Bun For Ballet Class

3 Reasons You Should Wear A Bun For Ballet Class

Love it or hate it, a ballet bun is classic and practical. You can wear it high on the crown of your head, or low, by the nape of your neck. Whichever you choose, here are three reasons why you should wear a bun in class. 1. Loose hair gets in your face. It may look...
3 Types Of Stretching: Which Is Best For Adult Ballet Students?

3 Types Of Stretching: Which Is Best For Adult Ballet Students?

Learning the best way to stretch for ballet class can be confusing since there are so many different opinions on the subject. Your peers may swear by a certain method, when your teacher or other experts claim another way is best. Consider the benefits and risks of...
4 Tips For Finding A Great Ballet Teacher

4 Tips For Finding A Great Ballet Teacher

What makes a great teacher? An impressive resume? Decades of experience? It depends. Sometimes, finding the right teacher for you is a matter of trial and error. But there are a handful of qualities they should possess, and red flags to look out for. Consider these...
How To Improve Your Turnout

How To Improve Your Turnout

Ever see a ballerina walk like a duck? That’s “turnout”. Turnout is the outward rotation of the hips. It’s not natural, it’s not easy, and it can cause damage if not done correctly. While professional ballerinas have been practicing...
3 Tips To Reduce Slipping On Dance Floors

3 Tips To Reduce Slipping On Dance Floors

There’s nothing more nerve-wracking for a dancer than a slippery dance floor. The most popular dance flooring is vinyl, or marley, while other common surfaces include hardwood and laminate. There are a few ways to decrease the risk of slipping and falling....
Ballet Exercises You Can Do At Home

Ballet Exercises You Can Do At Home

Whether you’re enrolled in a class, or just want to vary your fitness routine, there are simple ballet exercises you can practice at home. If you don’t own a ballet barre, use the back of a chair, or a counter top for support. Also, you’ll want to...
How To Do A Warm-Up For Ballet Class

How To Do A Warm-Up For Ballet Class

Doing a warm-up before class is essential to your health and performance. The purpose of a warm-up is to prepare your body for the physical demands of class. It increases body temperature, improves flexibility, and helps you get in the proper mindset. Follow these...
Do’s and Don’ts of Adult Ballet

Do’s and Don’ts of Adult Ballet

If you’re new to ballet class, you may not know what’s appropriate in certain situations. Ballet requires a certain level of etiquette, and ignoring it is considered disrespectful to the art form, the teacher, and your classmates. Though most students...
Ballet Class 101

Ballet Class 101

Adult ballet class is where you learn the basics of ballet. There is no need to feel insecure if you’re new to ballet. The purpose of an adult ballet class is to offer instruction without the pressure of pursuing a professional performing career. Ballet...
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