Improving Pirouettes

Pirouettes are a signature ballet step.  They define the essence of ballet and its magic.  Doing a proper pirouette is quite a challenge, but it is completely necessary for a professional career and success. To help you achieve your turning goals, I have created this article for you all about how it improve your pirouettes.…

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Flexibility Guide

Today we have a big chunk of a post: the flexibility guide.  This guide is more of a resource tool than it is an article.  It's here for you to reference when I do workouts so that you know what I'm talking about when I mention a stretch. Workouts with these stretches will come soon,…

Flashcards: Ballet Terms (Anatomy)

Study In this Quizlet flashcard set, we study different terms of anatomy and movement that are in regard to ballet and vital to its understanding. It's very important to know these terms so that you can identify any type of movement you may be doing in a particular step or choreographed movement, or so you…

Everything You Need to Know About Conditioning

Conditioning is a huge way of honing technique.  It can help you improve so much, not to mention preventing injury.  Before we dive deeper into exercises you can do for each part of your body and how to improve specific steps using conditioning, let's learn more about what conditioning is and why it's important, in addition…

All About the Core

If your core isn't engaged...everything will fall apart.  And, every ballet student knows this.  But, let me ask you the following questions regarding your core... What are the two muscle groups that we consider our "core?" What are the three main muscles that make up your abdominals? How can we find these muscles? Well...maybe we don't know…