Sir Frederick Ashton

sir Frederick Ashton

This website wouldn’t be the same without an article devoted to Sir Frederick Ashton. He is regarded as the ‘Foundling Father of Britsh Ballet’ and he developed the English Style of ballet dancing. The Life Of Sir Frederick Ashton Doing an article on Sir Frederick Ashton is like writing about the history of the Royal … Read more

Ballet Pilates With Ellen Barrett

pilates for ballet

Doing Ballet Pilates with Ellen Barrett or any other pilates instructor is an excellent idea, as the benefits for dancers are wonderful and beneficial.  Pilates lengthens, strengthens and tones the entire body, and that is why it is so good for ballet dancers. This post does contain affiliate links. Who Is Ellen Barrett? Ellen Barrett … Read more

The Rake’s Progress Ballet

the rakes progress ballet

The Rakes Progress Ballet is a short ballet done in six scenes. It was first performed by Vic-Wells Ballet at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre on the 20th of May 1935. The Choreography for The Rakes Progress was done by Ninette de Valois and the scenery and costumes by Rex Whistler after Hogarth. William Hogarth was the … Read more

Job Ballet Ninette de Valois

ballet ninette de Valois

Let’s find out more about Job Ballet Ninette de Valois choreographed which was first performed by Camargo Society, Cambridge Theatre in London on the 5th of July 1931. On the 22nd of September 1931, it entered the repertory of the Vic-Wells Ballet. The ballet is based on the Book of Job from the Hebrew Bible and was inspired by … Read more

Plank Exercises For Core Strength

plank exercises

Although it may seem simple, nothing beats plank exercises for core strength.  As it is very important for dancers to have core strength, this site wouldn’t be complete without some articles relating to the core strength that dancers need. Here are some great variations of the simple plank exercise that can get your core fit … Read more

How To Get An Assisted Stretching Certification

assisted stretching certification

If you are a dance teacher, I am sure you want to know the latest and safest techniques to stretch and strengthen your students. Thanks to the power of the internet, you can now get an assisted stretching certification online. The assisted stretching certification course I am going to tell you about was designed by … Read more

Pretty Ballet Leotards One Can Purchase Online

pretty ballet leotards

I love purchasing things online, as there is so much more of a selection than you would get walking into a small ballet stockist-type store. When I was growing up ballet leotards were all much of a muchness – black or pink and not much choice in style. Nowadays you can get such pretty ballet … Read more