How To Learn A Dance Routine Quickly

how to learn a dance routine

Here are some tips on how to learn a dance routine quickly when you have to learn a new dance. This is especially helpful if you need to go to an audition or remember something you have learned in class. Learn to memorize choreography like a pro so that you will have no more freezing … Read more

Jack In The Box Dance

I just love this Jack in the Box Solo shown by the Birmingham Royal Ballet. This dance is done in the first scene of the nutcracker when Drosselmeyer brings the toys to life to dance for the guests. For a tutorial of this dance click here.

Le Tricorne Ballet (The Three Cornered Hat)

le tricorne ballet

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