Teachers of young dancers are always looking for creative ways to ease the separation anxiety children feel when their grown-ups drop them off for class. Maria shares what’s worked best for her and acknowledges those times when a child just isn’t ready to separate.
Archives for August 2012
Author and dancer, Nikki White shares foot strengthening exercises that are useful for any dancer but especially for students who are preparing for pointe work. She also talks about “pointing with your whole body”. Watch the video and tell us what you think!
A brief overview of the history and founding of The Royal Ballet School, as established by Ninette de Valois during the early 20th century, as well as information on a new lecture series that examines the French, Italian, Danish and Russian Schools, and how they influenced the development of the English School method of training.
Avocados are an amazingly diverse food! You can turn them into guacamole, puree them into soups, chop them into salads and sandwiches, team them up with pastas, or turn them into a smoothie, as in today’s recipe.
Find out why holding a Pre-Pointe seminar before your students are permitted to buy their pointe shoes is a great idea and what to include to present a comprehensive and rewarding introduction to this new and exhilarating phase of your students’ dancing careers.
On August 17, the Ovation network will premiere a new reality/competition dance show from the producers of So You Think You Can Dance. Co-choreographer Billy Trivett and friend of the show, Allison Holker, offers some tips for those wanting “A Chance To Dance” as a professional. Catch these video clips, tune in, and let us know what you think of this new program!