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Plus-Size? 3 Reasons You Should Take Ballet

"Ballerina" is almost synonymous with "thin". Adult ballet students, however, come in all shapes and sizes. If you're plus-size, you should never be shamed or self-conscious about joining adult ballet. Here's 3 reasons why: 1. You challenge the norm. Since there is so...

Learning to Articulate the Feet: A 3-Step Guide

In speech, to "articulate" means the ability to express oneself clearly and fluidly. Likewise, a dancer needs to have the ability to move certain parts of their body in a smooth manner that doesn't look choppy or disjointed. Learning to articulate the feet results in...

11 Reasons for Adult Ballet Dancers to Love the Gyrotonic® Method

Annie Ashmann at her studio, Expand, Movement & Wellness in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where Nikki Ozment interviewed Annie for the Ballet for Adults Podcast Season 1, Episode 5 ~ Gyrotonic® Method & Adult Ballet. Photographs by Chelini & Oeffling. When you first hear about a trending movement method, most dancers are already familiar with it. If you haven’t heard of The Gyrotonic® & Gyrokinesis® Method . . .

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:...

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....

4 Tips To Stay Healthy For Ballet Class

Ballet is hard work. Follow these 4 tips to make sure you're performing at your optimum level. 1. Hydration Water, water, water. Stay hydrated during all those kicks, turns, and jumps. Some metal and plastics have an aftertaste, so invest in a high-quality glass...

The Other Red Shoes: A Survival Guide For Dancing While On Your Period

It's just part of being a woman. But most women don't have to deal with their period while wearing a leotard. Concentrating on your technique and performance is challenging enough without having to worry if your period is putting you in any unnecessary spotlight....

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