Vaslav Nijinsky Biography Vaslav Nijinsky is one of the most famous male ballet dancers to ever have graced our planet, so that is why I couldn’t have a ballet blog without at least having a Vaslav Nijinsky biography somewhere on it. Even though we have only the testimony of eye-witnesses and the frozen images of … Read more Vaslav Nijinsky Biography – His Life In a Nutshell
Le Spectre De La Rose is a ballet in one act (choreographic tableau) about a young girl who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball. Jean-Louise Vaudoyer based the ballet story on a verse by Theophile Gautier. The Le Spectre De La Rose Ballet was originally choreographed by … Read more Le Spectre De La Rose Ballet – Still Famous Over A Hundred Years Later
If you are looking for the Ballet Petrushka Synopsis, you can scroll down a little, but first a little history. Petrushka is considered a Burlesque ballet and it is done in one act and four tableaux. It was first performed by Ballets Russes at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on the 13th of June … Read more Petrushka Synopsis And A Brief History
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
The Scheherazade Ballet is another one of those old Russian Ballets that has stood the test of time. In this article, I will be looking at both the Scheherazade ballet story and history, as I love to see how these old ballets originated and were put together. A Bit Of Ballet History The original Scheherazade … Read more Scheherazade Ballet Story And History
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 a dancer, you need to respect your body by being dancesafe and practicing safe dance practice at all times. Believe it or not, dancing is great for your body and dancers tend to live long lives in superb health. They seem to maintain their strength, suppleness and good posture well into old age. Let’s … Read more Are You Dancesafe?
Le Carnaval was a pantomime ballet which was one act long written and danced in the early 1900’s. Lebretto and choreography was by Fokine Music was written by Schumann and orchestration was done by Rimsky-Korsakov. Scenery and Costumes were done by Leon Bakst. Le Carnaval ballet was first performed after three spontaneous rehearsals as a … Read more Le Carnaval – What Happened To This Ballet?
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