Ballet Dancer Feet – Why Feet are so Important in Ballet

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What do people mean when they say you need ‘ballet dancer feet’ to be good at ballet? In ballet, when you point your foot, the line from the top of your leg to the tip of your toes must curve down towards the floor as much as possible. The higher the arch in the foot, … Read more

Yoga And Dance – Do They Go Together?

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If you are wondering if yoga and dance complement each other in any way, let’s look at ways in which Yoga will help with your dancing and vice versa. With the daily demands of life, a physical, mental and spiritual balance is imperative. Yoga and dance can be used together in a number of ways. … Read more

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

How To Stretch Your Body And Avoid Injury

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Let’s look at how to stretch your body safely and avoid injury, or as a dance teacher to make sure your dancers know how to stretch correctly. It is sad that so many children I teach at the moment have been over stretched in the past and are now suffering with chronic joint pain as … Read more

How To Improve Ballet Technique – Tips

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How to improve ballet technique and having perfect Ballet Technique is a quest that all dancers are aiming for, as without good technique, your ballet dancing won’t look like it should. In this blog post, I will explain what ballet technique is and will explain how to improve ballet technique. What Is Ballet Technique? You can … Read more

Ballet Pilates With Ellen Barrett

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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

Plank Exercises For Core Strength

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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