How To Do A Pirouette or Even Multiple Pirouettes

All dancers dream of doing spectacular multiple pirouettes, but how to do a pirouette – that is a good question.  Perfect pirouettes require many hours of practice and dedication. The secret of doing a perfect pirouette is actually just practice, but here are some tips to use while you are practising. What Is A Pirouette? … Read more

Ballet Steps for Kids – Beginners Especially!

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There are many wonderful ballet steps for kids that they can do during class and at home for practice. When dealing with ballet positions for kids, one has to be careful to choose exercises that are appropriate for the age and strength of the child.  Doing exercises before the child is ready for it could … Read more

Ballet Bar Exercises – Why On Earth Do We Need To Do Bar Exercises?

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Ballet bar exercises make up almost 50% of the ballet class at times, and bar work has been going on as long as ballet has been around.  Some people think that ballet bar exercises are outdated, and they are not needed anymore in the training of ballet. As a ballet student, you will either love … Read more

All The Basic Ballet Positions Explained

Here are some basic ballet positions explanations and illustrations for you.   There are 5 basic foot positions and 5 basic arm positions in ballet – 1st to 5th position in both feet and arms. Basic Ballet Positions Illustrations Here are some ballet positions illustrations and descriptions to help you to understand them in your … Read more

Turnout In Ballet and How To Increase Your Turnout

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Turnout in ballet is a very controversial subject, and every ballet dancer wants to achieve perfect turnout. But how does turnout actually work and what are the limits. Let’s look at some of the muscle groups and ways in which we can increase our turnout in ballet. Why is this and why do we need … Read more

How To Teach Skipping To A 3 Year Old

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Are you a dance teacher who is pulling her hair out in the process of how to teach skipping to your babies? Unfortunately, if a 3-year-old can’t skip naturally already, it is usually quite difficult to teach them the skill of skipping for dance purposes. All children should learn this skill as it is a … Read more