Ballet Class

Recently, I had the opportunity to watch a master at work: I took photos at a Master Class taught by the one and only Edward Ellison, which meant I got to be a fly on the wall and soak up his words of wisdom. Among my favorites? “I want to see your fire.” It was…

Very often, we think of the typical year running from January through December. Around the end of December, many people make “new year resolutions” that typically revolve around some sort of goal; maybe to exercise more, finally clean out a room and have a yard sale, volunteer at a local charity or humanitarian cause, or…

This is the time when some schools hold placement classes to decide who will be in which level for the coming school year. Other schools may have already placed their students before the summer break, but be it as it may, this process can be stressful and even upsetting for students and parents. And everyone…

To answer this question, let’s begin with a little experiment: Where ever you are at the moment, take a few steps and find out which leg is your good walking leg and which is your bad walking leg. It should become obvious in very little time that most likely there is no good or bad…

“A prophet is nothing in their own country” is something they say in Germany. It means that a prophet who teaches his own pupils will be listened to the least. The prophet’s pupils will pay polite and respectful attention, but most of what is said will go in one ear and out the other. I…

Corrections you hear the most and like the least are the most important corrections for you. The reason is simple: How you feel doing things is a world apart from how things work and look in reality. That is why many dancers have a difficult time watching video footage of themselves. The only person that…

Are you interested in starting ballet, but too nervous to actually enroll? Here are some tips to make sure your first ballet class is a successful one…no matter what age you are.

Ballet focuses a lot on positions of the body that include the arms, head and legs.  In a beginner ballet class there will be a big focus on the basic ballet positions.  These include the basic ballet positions of the feet and legs and positions of the arms. Basic Ballet Positions of the Feet and…

Much like an academic school, a ballet school usually requires its students to have their own set of supplies to take ballet classes, such as proper attire and accessories. While every school may have a few specific requirements, there are some general things that ballet students need for ballet class. In this article, aimed for first…