Le Tricorne Ballet (The Three Cornered Hat)

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Le Tricorne Ballet or in English, The Three-Cornered Hat is unique because of the mastery with which Massine, the choreographer, adapted the techniques of Spanish dancing to the theatre. The steps are all authentic, but their organization and arrangements are the fruit of classical choreography. Picasso did the decor, and Le Tricorne Ballet was first … Read more

Short Stories For Kids – Pre Ballet Class Ideas for your Baby Ballerinas

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One of the more difficult jobs of a dance teacher is thinking up new ideas and short stories for kids for a ballet class.  Sometimes the creative juices just don’t want to flow freely, and thinking up pre-ballet class ideas and short stories for young kids for your beginners can become a nightmare, especially when you … Read more

Firebird Ballet Story – Do you need a Firebird Ballet Synopsis?

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Did you know that the Firebird Ballet Story was taken from an old Russian Folktale called The Magic Glowing Bird? This post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you purchase something, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Here are some Firebird Story Books that may interest you if … Read more

La Boutique Fantasque Ballet

La Boutique Fantasque Ballet

La Boutique Fantasque Ballet is a one-act ballet that was first performed by Ballets Russes in Alhambra Theatre, London on the 5th of May 1919. This ballet is also known as The Magic Toyshop or The Fantastic Toyshop. The choreography was done by Leonide Massine and the music by Rossini. Massine and Lopolova were the cancan … Read more

Ballet Pointe Shoes – What Type Should I Buy?

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Getting a pair of ballet pointe shoes for the first time is a very personal experience.  You should have the opportunity to be able to try on various makes and types before making your final decision.  The shoe needs to suit your foot type and should be able to support your foot properly.  A highly … Read more

Who Was Leonide Massine?

Leonide Massine

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

Beautiful Ballet Costumes For Kids

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Here are some beautiful examples of ballet costumes for kids, because most children love dressing up in ballet costumes, even if they don’t do ballet lessons. Here are some beautiful ballet costumes for kids that can be purchased online more conveniently and in most cases at better prices than the shops are offering. This article … Read more

Ballet Steps for Kids – Beginners Especially!

ballet steps for kids

There are many wonderful ballet steps for kids that they can do during class and at home for practice. When dealing with ballet positions for kids, one has to be careful to choose exercises that are appropriate for the age and strength of the child.  Doing exercises before the child is ready for it could … Read more

Ballet Bar Exercises – Why On Earth Do We Need To Do Bar Exercises?

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Ballet bar exercises make up almost 50% of the ballet class at times, and bar work has been going on as long as ballet has been around.  Some people think that ballet bar exercises are outdated, and they are not needed anymore in the training of ballet. As a ballet student, you will either love … Read more