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....
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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 class...
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3 Pointe Safety Tips For Beginners

Earning your first pair of pointe shoes can be very exciting, especially for an adult. If your teacher gives you the green light to start pointe, keep these 3 safety tips in mind as you navigate dancing on your toes for the first time. 1. Get professionally fitted....
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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...
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How To Take Care Of Your Feet On Pointe

Pointework takes a toll on your feet. Placing your entire body weight onto the equivalent of a silver dollar puts strain on your joints, not to mention wrecks your pedicure. It's typical to experience some discomfort, but there are options to reduce the damage. Try...
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5 Tips For Male Ballet Dancers

Male ballet dancers are strong, dependable, and make great partners in class. In a female-dominated art form, it's a breath of fresh air to have male students in class. Being a male dancer also presents its own set of challenges and rewards. Young men and boys can...
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You Might Be A Ballerina If…(10 Signs You’re Obsessed With Ballet)

When you love to do something, you want to do it all the time. Ballet dancers are a particularly obsessed bunch - they're always finding ways to incorporate the art form into their daily lives. Whether you're a closet bunhead, or a self-proclaimed ballet freak, here...
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10 Healthy Pre-Class Meals For Dancers

10 Healthy Pre-Class Meals For Dancers

You should never go to class on an empty stomach; you should also never go to class with a gut full of the wrong stuff. Selecting healthy meals and snacks from a wide range of whole foods will give you the energy and nourishment you need to get through class. Starving...

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3 Simple Balance Checks for Center Work

3 Simple Balance Checks for Center Work

If grand leaps and high extensions are not exactly on your agenda, you're not alone. It is far more beneficial for an adult student to focus on their balance and posture before they try to attempt such demanding moves. Consider three simple balance checks to help you...

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Teacher Talk: Kristin Klade

Teacher Talk: Kristin Klade

Kristin Klade has been teaching adult ballet at Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth for a year. BL: When and where did you start dancing? KK: I started dancing in Fort Worth from about four years old to twelve years old. I continued my pre-professional training at...

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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 off to work...

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Teacher Talk: Fleming Lomax

Teacher Talk: Fleming Lomax

Fleming Lomax is a dancer and teacher with the Asheville Ballet. She has been teaching adult ballet since 1992. BL: When and where did you start dancing? FL: I started dancing when I was four years old in my hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. I demanded to take...

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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 have...

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Teacher Talk: Gloria Buckley Ewerz

Teacher Talk: Gloria Buckley Ewerz

' Gloria Buckley Ewerz teaches Adult Ballet at Dallas Ballet Center in Dallas, TX. She has been teaching for over 20 years. I had the chance to talk with Gloria about her career. BL: When did you start dancing? GBE: I started around 11 or 12. That was considered sort...

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