Hope in a Ballet Shoe Book Review

hope in a ballet shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe is a book that I just recently finished reading. I really enjoyed this book as it was a true account of dancer Michaela DePrince and her struggles as a child coming out of war-torn Sierra Leone and being adopted by Elaine and Charles DePrince, who were part of an American Family. … Read more

Who Was Bronislava Nijinska?

Bronislava Nijinska

Let’s face it we have all heard of the famous Vaslav Nijinsky, but I wonder how many of you know that his sister, Bronislava Nijinska was also a very talented dancer and choreographer? Although Bronislava Nijinska is often identified as the sister of the celebrated Vaslav Nijinsky, she was a major artist in her own right … Read more

Exercises To Strengthen Ankles And Feet For Dancers

exercises to strengthen ankles and feet

Most of us never really appreciate all that our feet do for us, but as a dancer, “being on your feet” all day takes on a whole new meaning. To a dancer, movement is life. The thought of a foot or ankle injury is unbearable and in many cases, injuries to these areas can be … Read more

Nutcracker Ballet Story – Synopsis

the nutcracker ballet story

The Nutcracker Ballet Story is a well-known one, and many ballet companies around the world like to perform this ballet during the Christmas Season. The wonderful thing about the nutcracker ballet story is that this ballet is always looking for young stars to cast, which gives the opportunity for school children to take part and … Read more

The Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing Super Stars

Nicholas brothers tap dancing

If you Google ‘Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing’ you will see these brothers are considered the greatest tap dancers of their time. The Nicholas Brothers Tap Dancing is a sight to behold as you can see in this video below: Aren’t they amazing? Their performance in the musical number “Jumpin’ Jive” (with Cab Calloway and his orchestra) featured … Read more