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Strengthening your Feet for Pointework

Dancing en pointe requires a tremendous amount of strength in the feet and ankles. Your teacher will be able to best tell you if you are ready to go into pointe work. If they don’t think you are ready, it may mean that your just don’t have the proper strength yet. But that doesn’t mean […]

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Are You Ready for Pointe?

A major milestone for any ballerina is to able to dance “en pointe” or on pointe. Dancing on pointe means to dance on your toes. But this requires tremendous strength of the legs and feet. Most ballet teachers will have strict requirements for their dancers that want to start dancing pointe. How can you be […]

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Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is a style of dance that combines ballet and jazz. It is a smoother and faster dance then ballet, but it is not as fast as jazz. A dancer uses their body to express emotions they are feeling, like love, anger, joy, lose and more. Lyrical dances are normally danced to songs with […]

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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is an extremely expressive style of dance. This dance emerged in the 1950’s. Contemporary dance is a more modern type of dance. It does combine many different forms of dance including classical ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. Dancers want to make a connection between their mind and body through fluid movements. This dance […]

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Making Your Pointe Shoes Last Longer

Ballet dancers normally dance several hours a day in a regular week. All the practicing and dancing can make a dancer have to go through several pairs of pointe shoes in a year. With pointe shoes normally costing around $100, replacing them so often can cost a lot of money. There are a few things […]

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Making Ballet Shoes Last Longer

As we all grow up, we are continuously buying new shoes. Parents know the trouble with trying to keep up with their child’s changing foot size. Dance shoes are no different then regular shoes. While the shoes fit your child, you will want to help keep these shoes in good condition. The following are a […]

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Ballet Tights

When starting to take a ballet dance class, one of the first things you will get is a leotard to wear while dancing. You will also need to get tights that are worn under the leotard. They need to fit snugly on the legs. This will give a dancer a neat and tidy appearance as […]

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Guide to Ballet for Parents and Kids

Learning the art of ballet can have many positive benefits for children. Ballet lessons can help foster a positive self image for girls and boys. They will learn skill, grace, poise, self discipline and self confidence. If a young person wants to become a skilled ballerina, they will have to put a lot of effort […]

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Choosing the Right Leotard

When starting a new dance class, there is one thing that is needed most of the time. A leotard is the normal attire while learning to dance. When it is time to shop for one you might be surprised by the amount of different leotards out there. You should take your time in choosing the one […]

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