3 Ways Jealousy Ruins Your Progress In Ballet Class

All of us at some point has envied one of our classmates. Maybe they had perfect feet. Maybe they had amazing extension, or the teacher seemed to pay more attention to them than anyone else. It can be discouraging if you dwell on the negative side of admiration:...
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3 Ballet “Flaws” And How To Use Them To Your Advantage

We all have an image in our heads of what a ballerina looks like: tall, rail-thin, hair in a bun, perfect feet etc. And while that may be the status quo in the professional world, it’s an almost impossible standard to live up to in the real world. And that’s ok! The...
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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 are...
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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...
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How To Choose An Adult Ballet Class

There are many factors to consider when choosing an adult ballet class. Cost, location, and class schedules can vary greatly, as well as our circumstances. Defining your goals and preferences can help you find the class that’s best for you. Consider five options for...
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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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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 into the correct...
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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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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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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 of...

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