How to Achieve Multiple Pirouettes, Featuring Velvet360

One of the more valuable skill sets you can have for auditioning or building your personal brand on social media is proficiency in turns. Most of us have probably seen the ridiculous video of that dancer taking off her warm ups mid-turn. It seems impossible, and sometimes those videos that are supposed to be inspiring,…

A week of performances

Today I thought I would share my thoughts after a packed week of performances. The junior company is currently performing "Mother Goose," which is the balletic interpretation of a well-known collection of nursery rhymes. The performances were done over spring break, meaning that it wasn't much of a break at all (but that's okay...because I…

The latest ballet fashion trends!

World Ballet Day just happened recently, and while it is great to watch the livestream for the beautiful dancing and insight into the daily lives of many prominent company members...I also love to look at the fashion. The recorded company classes of over three of the biggest companies in the world really gives you a…

Classical ballet — The plane theory

I had a private lesson the other day, which I highly recommend if that's an option for you, and we talked a lot about imagery and thinking about feeling length and simplifying basic placement while you are dancing.  I wrote down all of the corrections I received, and noticed a pattern. After doing some journaling,…