Thinking about fouettés…

I have recently received more than a few requests for some tips on fouetté turns, which is arguably the most difficult ballet step of them all. The biggest problem for most of you, and for most people in general, is that you have difficult staying on your leg and you hop/fall out of them. In…

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2 great strength circuits for dancers

Today I wanted to quickly share with you two of my favorite strength circuits for dancers.  All you will need is a pilates ball and a mat. *Note: A circuit workout is a combination of exercises that you repeat and do a certain number of times (sets).  I explain all the different workout types in my…

The ballerina style + fashion inspiration

Today involved lots of hard work...I went for a run for some cardio cross-training, did a ballet barre in my socks to work on my technical strength, and then did a solid 45-minute strengthening workout.  I also had physical therapy in the morning to fix a little ankle problem I've been having, and took a…

4-Week Health Challenge + Meal Plans

Summer is the perfect time for dancers to reset their healthy eating expectations and habits.  This flexible, 4-week challenge is the perfect way for you to question your health decisions and put your body back on the path to success. The meal plans developed for this challenge each have over 90% of recommended daily values for…

Making the most of a summer program

The season of summer programs is upon us.  Personally, I am staying home for the summer, which I talked about in my summer plans/updates post. This sparks my interest even more to share with you guys how to make the most of your summer program, regardless of the size of the school, your natural ability,…

The first day back at it…

Monday.  Today is day 1 of my summer training...my summer intensive has not yet kicked into full gear, but I have a 4-classes-a-week schedule going on in addition to my cross training. Anyways, taking a full ballet class after a chunk of time off is very bittersweet. Your muscles are super, super fatigued almost immediately,…