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New! *Beginning Ballet: Ages 5-11 Baby Ballet: Ages 5-8 Middle Ballet: Ages 9-11 New! Teen Ballet: Ages 12+ Creative Movement: Ages 2-4 (more info. below) Ballet is the foundation...
How To Become More Flexible
How to improve your flexibility is an ongoing challenge for cheerleaders, dancers, and those doing gymnastics. Safe stretching is a learned art. It's especially important for those who are not in dance classes learning ballet technique, to learn proper warm up, and proper stretching positions. If you are in high school or college cheer leading it's easy to justify a short-cut and skip warming up - especially if you're hot and sweaty just from getting to practice on time! Yet warm up and cool…
Ballet Foot Positions-Use of the Theraband
There are many uses for the therabands, or stretchy bands, so I'll discuss a few here, focusing on the feet, toes and ankles. If you are already doing pointe work, these exercises will enhance your precision of technique, save your calf muscles from over-work, and increase your strength in ballet foot positions. source. (These exercises are illustrated further in The Perfect Pointe Book, with many others to prepare you for pointe shoes You can CLICK HERE to get your copy.) If you are in a…
Gina Storm-Jensen and dancers of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School in rehearsal for Giselle, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photo by Andrej Uspenski
Gina Storm-Jensen and dancers of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School in rehearsal for Peter Wright's production of Giselle, The Royal Ballet Season 2015/16 www.roh.org.uk/productions/giselle-by-peter-wright
Ballet sobre concreto
Fotografias de bailarinas são feitas geralmente em palcos, algumas delas se destacam, mas nenhuma é como as fotografias clicadas por Vihao Pham. Usando as ruas como cenário, o fotógrafo clica as bailarinas dando passos sobre o concreto, telefones públicos e pontes. Fora dos palcos e longe do linóleo (piso específico para danças). Confira.
The Perfect Battement Tendu - French Ballet Word For Stretched
Tendu is one of the French words for ballet. It means "stretched". Usually, that means you have pointed your foot in a front, side, or backward direction from a closed position. Whether in soft ballet shoes or pointe shoes, the technique is the same. Tendu prepares the muscles for releve and saute. source. Whether you pick up a ballet glossary at a ballet store, or find one on line, every new student needs one. Even if you speak French, the way the words are used can be different. Battement…