The Parade Ballet was first performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on the 18th of May 1917. It is also known as Picasso Parade Ballet and it was a surrealistic ballet done in one act. The Libretto was done by Jean Cocteau, the choreography by Leonide Massine, the … Read more Let’s Look Back At Picasso Parade Ballet
Leonide Massine, who was also known as Leonid Massine was a famous Russian choreographer and ballet dancer. Leonide Massine created the world’s first symphonic ballet, which was called Les Présages, and then many others in the same vein. Leonide Massine Life Story There is a little confusion about the year that Leonide Massine was born. Some … Read more Who Was Leonide Massine?
If you are looking at starting ballet classes, especially as an adult, you will probably be looking for ballet tips for beginners, so these are some of my tips on how to start training for ballet, especially if you start when you are older than the normal age of five. If you are an adult … Read more Ballet Tips For Beginners
As dance teachers worldwide are facing the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are looking at ways of teaching dance online. This is something that may come naturally to some of the younger teachers, but most of us are in a whole new world, and it is posing somewhat of a challenge. It is each teachers … Read more Teaching Dance Online – It’s Not Easy But Doable!
Ballet Bar Exercises or as ballet students call it ballet barre exercises are an essential part of Ballet Training. In fact there even those who look towards a Ballet Bar Workout to get fit, strong and supple. Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. Ballet Barre Exercises All ballet classes normally start with … Read more Ballet Barre Exercises
If you do ballet then you probably don’t need to ask ‘who was Rudolf Nureyev,’ as anyone who has been dancing for some time has heard of this famous male dancer. So Who Was Rudolf Nureyev? Rudolf Nureyev is regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century. Rudolf Nureyev History … Read more Who Was Rudolf Nureyev?
In this post I want to look at competitive dance competitions, who should be doing them and if there are any advantages to taking part in these. Competitive Dance Competitions have been around forever, but in recent years there has been a huge spike in these competitions with more and more of them opening every … Read more Competitive Dance Competitions – The Good And The Bad!
Every dancer needs to know how to dance musically. This is because dance and music go together. They are interconnected. Ezra Pound wrote, “Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.” It is so easy to take music for granted when you dance, as it is always playing in the background. … Read more How To Dance Musically
If you are a dancer, especially a ballet dancer, then you will know the endless fights you have with yourself to improve your ballet turnout. In this article, we will look at the right and wrong ways to turnout your feet, and also try some exercises to improve your ballet turnout. What Is Ballet Turnout? … Read more Ballet Turnout – The Good And The Bad
As a teacher of ballet, it is always useful to have some ballet games for dance class that you can use on occasion to make your lessons more fun for the little ones, and also to give them a break from concentrating on technique all the time. If you incorporate ballet games for dance class, … Read more Ballet Games For Dance Class – Make Your Dance Classes More Fun