Staying Healthy

Balance, planning, and awareness are key factors to staying healthy and living and dancing your happiest. In this article we discuss how I believe health should be viewed and how you can find what works for you.

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Improving Your Tendus

Hi everybody!  Today I'm here with a technique tip for your tendus.  This is the first technique tip I have ever done on this blog, for a bit of a disclaimer.  Tell me if you have any pointers, advice, or feedback in the comment section below! The Basics battement tendu ∙ a beating stretch. My guess is…

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…