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Tips for Teaching Spotting

Spotting in dance is extremely important. It helps dancers not get dizzy, aligns their spines and looks professional and mature. Spotting clicks for some dancers, but for others it can be really hard. Some of the most common problems with spotting…

0 Comments / 4375 View / May 11, 2014

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Best Ballet Summer Intensives 2014

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0 Comments / 1447 View / January 28, 2014

How to improve turn out

How to Improve Turn Out

Learning how to improve turn out is obviously important for dance. Not just that it creates longer lines, but it increases strength and range of motion. Here are some ways to improve turn out: Frog Stretch While laying on your…

0 Comments / 1425 View / November 18, 2013

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Order of Ballet Class

The order of ballet class is actually very particular. You work on certain things first to improve strength, balance, and coordination through different exercises. The very basic order of ballet class is: Barre, Stretch, Adagio, Allegro. Here is the order…

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How to improve feet for Ballet

Order of Ballet Barre

The order of barre is important because it slowly and effectively warms your dancers up for center work, and helps them with their overall technique. Dance teachers can vary this order slightly, but this order is universally accepted and recommended in the…

1 Comment / 44031 View / April 9, 2013

How to improve leaps

How to Improve Leaps for Dancers [arms]

The upper body often get overlooked by students when performing leaps. There are many ways to improve arms in saute chats and leaps, but this can quickly take an intermediate leap to an advanced leap in one correction. When I…

0 Comments / 2015 View / February 19, 2013

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How to Improve Leaps for Dancers [Front Leg]

There are many ways you can improve your leaps/Saut de Chat. Most importantly dancers need a good balance of strength and flexibility in order to achieve a full split in the air. Sometimes, dancers have both of these things, but still lack the 180…

4 Comments / 8168 View / February 4, 2013

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How to Improve Feet for Dancers

Not all of us are blessed with flexible feet and high arches, but there are many things dance teachers can do in order to improve your kids feet! these simple, yet effective methods can drastically improve a dancer’s feet and…

0 Comments / 8909 View / January 12, 2013

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4 Ways to Improve Splits

These are fun, new stretches to incorporate into your classes. Doing these stretches will push your students further to gain flexibility and improve their splits- at any level. 1. Turn back leg under in splits. 2. Use gym mat to…

0 Comments / 19666 View / December 3, 2012