All About Sleeping Beauty

Hi everybody!  Today I'm here with another #allabouttheballet post for you.  Coming back on the Tchaikovsky/Petipa theme, today's topic is Sleeping Beauty, one of the crown jewels of classical dance. This is old-as-time ballet is still celebrated, even by the most contemporary and innovative companies such as the New York City Ballet.  I'm really excited to…

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All About Don Quixote

Welcome to today's All About the Ballet post.  You can check out my last All About the Ballet post, that time regarding Swan Lake, by clicking HERE. Today's ballet is Don Quixote.  It's a very famous and comical one, with great music and athletic roles for both women and men.  It's a very exciting and…

Writing Down Choreography

Today's post is an in-depth tutorial on how to write down choreography for ballets you may be learning.  Plus, examples AND printouts are included! The format Here's an example of the format you can use to write down your choreography: Roles for choreography - Ballet and act Steps for first section You can divide the sections…

Tech Week Survival Guide for Ballet

Nutcracker tech week for me begins tomorrow and extends for a period of two hectic weeks.  Let's dive into my survival guide for a ballet tech week, specifically for Nutcracker. Prepare This is the first matter of business.  I always do this the two weekends before production week so that I can manage everything well…