How To Use Zoom Video Conferencing To Teach Dancing

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In this article, I would like to look at Zoom and how to use Zoom Video Conferencing to teach your dance classes. I teach various dance forms, and some classes are easier to teach than others. I find that ballet works best, followed by contemporary dance. Hip hop is difficult because of the speed, and … Read more How To Use Zoom Video Conferencing To Teach Dancing

How To Dance With Pointe Shoes – Tips For The Class Room

How to dance on pointe shoes

Here is a post dedicated to the subject on how to dance with pointe shoes, as it is not as easy as ballerina’s make it look. It is the dream of every little girl who does ballet to dance in pointe shoes.  In fact, all my pupils at some stage of their training ask me … Read more How To Dance With Pointe Shoes – Tips For The Class Room

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 Turnout In Ballet and How To Increase Your Turnout

The Joys Of Teaching Ballet To Children Under Five

In this article, I will deal with how to teach ballet to children under the age of five as well as the joys of teaching ballet to children. The views in this article are my views only, and I would love to have some other teachers of ballet commenting below on what they do in … Read more The Joys Of Teaching Ballet To Children Under Five

Ballet Games For Dance Class – Make Your Dance Classes More Fun

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

Who Exactly Is Olga Preobrajenska or Preobrazhenska?

Olga Preobrazhenska

Olga Preobrajenska was born in St. Petersburg on January 21, 1871. I have yet to find out what her real surname is hence the two different ways of spelling it in the title of this page. I have a feeling the one way is the Russian way and the other the English way. Her mother … Read more Who Exactly Is Olga Preobrajenska or Preobrazhenska?

Ballet Books Adults And Children Will Love

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I have a wonderful collection of ballet books at home that I have collected over the years. They weren’t always easy to come by, as the book stores when I was growing up seldom had anything on dance, but when they did, I always snapped it up. Now it is far easier to get your … Read more Ballet Books Adults And Children Will Love

Why We Do A Reverence In Ballet

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I was teaching for another teacher the other day, and when the class was completed the pupils rushed off to get their clothes. I shouted at them ‘girls where is your curtsey.’ They looked at me awkwardly and then half-heartedly made there way back onto the floor and did a terrible attempt at a reverence … Read more Why We Do A Reverence In Ballet

Ballet Positions Feet – How Do I Teach Them to Little Dancers

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The best way to teach the ballet positions feet to little ones, is to use a language that little dancers will understand.  It is not important in a five year old’s mind to learn what 1st Position is, they are just there to dance and have fun. With little ballerinas it is best to stick to … Read more Ballet Positions Feet – How Do I Teach Them to Little Dancers

How Do I Jump Higher As A Female Dancer?

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If you are asking ‘how do I jump higher in my dancing,’ then I have some tips for you taken from male ballet dancers that just seem to soar through the air so effortlessly. The aim when you do grande allegro in ballet is to look as if you are flying for an instant. It’s … Read more How Do I Jump Higher As A Female Dancer?