Plank Exercises For Core Strength

plank exercises for core strength

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 Plank Exercises For Core Strength

Nutcracker Ballet Story – Synopsis

the nutcracker ballet story

The Nutcracker Ballet Story is a well known one, and many ballet companies around the world like to perform this ballet during the Christmas Season. Most famous is of course, Tchaikovsky’s music which is recognised world wide.  When the Nutcracker was first performed as a ballet, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on the 18th … Read more Nutcracker Ballet Story – Synopsis

Men In Ballet – Should I Let My Son Dance?

should I let my son dance

The public often see male dancers and men in ballet, and think nothing of it, but for some reason there is a stigma attached to men in ballet.  Maybe it is not seen as manly for a man to be seen doing ballet, and most fathers would rather have their sons on the rugby fields … Read more Men In Ballet – Should I Let My Son Dance?

Learning From Teaching – Ten Important Points

Learning from Teaching

They say in life that you never stop learning, and this blog post is what I am Learning from Teaching. I have always enjoyed teaching others.  When I was small we would play school school and I would make sure that I was always the teacher. I have tried my hand in the past to … Read more Learning From Teaching – Ten Important Points

Pre Ballet Lesson Plans – Snow Mountain Adventure

pre ballet lesson plans

I use pre ballet lesson plans for my baby classes, and this is of one of my favorites.  The children often ask to do this story.  It is designed more for older children of about 5 years, but it can be simplified for 3 and 4-year-olds.  Children love stories, and this is a great way … Read more Pre Ballet Lesson Plans – Snow Mountain Adventure

Nutcracker Ballet Gift Ideas

Nutcracker gift ideas

Everybody loves the Nutcracker Ballet, and if you have a special little somebody in your life that is ballet-mad, there could be a perfect gift for them in the form of Nutcracker Ballet Gifts.  Here are some wonderful Nutcracker Ballet Gift Ideas. Best of all, you can buy all these gifts online, hassle free. The … Read more Nutcracker Ballet Gift Ideas

Exercises For Core Strength – Yes Dancers Do Need Strong Cores

exercies for core strength

Why do dancers need exercises for core strength? As dancers, we need to have strong cores.  One of the reasons we need to keep our core strong is to protect our spines.  Having strong core muscles enables dancers to do more with their bodies, with less chance of injury.  Here in this post, I am going … Read more Exercises For Core Strength – Yes Dancers Do Need Strong Cores

Short Stories For Kids – Pre Ballet Class Ideas for your Baby Ballerinas

pre ballet lesson plans

One of the more difficult jobs of a dance teacher is thinking up new ideas and short stories for kids for a ballet class.  Sometimes the creative juices just don’t want to flow freely, and thinking up pre-ballet class ideas for your beginners can become a nightmare. Here on this post, I would like to give … Read more Short Stories For Kids – Pre Ballet Class Ideas for your Baby Ballerinas

Firebird Ballet Story – Do you need a Firebird Ballet Synopsis?

firebird ballet story

The Firebird was first performed in 1910 by the Diaghilev Company.  The Firebird Ballet Story was taken from an old Russian Folktale called The Magic Glowing Bird.  Tamara Karsavina, who is a very famous Russian Ballerina, was cast as the first ever Firebird. Firebird Ballet Story Firebird ballet story is one full of love and … Read more Firebird Ballet Story – Do you need a Firebird Ballet Synopsis?