Ballet Primer: The Legend of Love

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I didn’t know much about this Russian ballet, but now you can learn the story and history of Bolshoi Ballet’s The Legend of Love in time for its premiere in U.S. cinemas on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Turning Pages: Timeless “Ballerina”

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Set in New York City in the late 70s in the world of ballet when Misha was a household name and Balanchine ruled, “Ballerina” is an older novel offered on a new platform. Find out what Leigh thinks of this ballet book in her review.

Got Curves? Leotards and Skirts That Flatter

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Ideals in the ballet world are changing, and thankfully so is the dancewear. Rhiannon offers her suggestions for ballet leotards and skirts that flatter a curvier body type.

Recipes for Dancers: Watermelon Waltz

Grilled Watermelon by Chef and Dancer

Dancers, enjoy this refined and colorful summertime salad by ChefandDancer.com’s Chef Matt Broussard.

Magical Kingdom of Dance Giveaway

Magical Kingdom of Dance Alphamat

A visual aid that keeps your class engaged and learning ballet terminology, stage directions, and body placement. Tonie Bense tells the story of her mother’s innovative teaching tools, the Magical Kingdom of Dance and the Alphamat.

Ballet Competitions On the Go

Dancers at the Genée International Ballet Competition

Ballet competitions happen all over the globe but thanks to today’s mobile technology, you can take them with you wherever you go. Guest, Heather Desaulniers brings us a list of the world’s top competitions and reviews the new Genée 2013 app.

Interview with Freelancing Ballerina, Adiarys Almeida

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Born in Cuba, Adiarys Almeida defected from her home country and later stepped away from company life and Boston Ballet with her partner on stage and in life, Joseph Gatti, becoming a freelance guest artist. She talks about the transition and her dream role in this interview with A Dancer’s Days’, Rhiannon Pelletier.

“Astonish Me”: “The Turning Point” of Ballet Novels

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Summer is around the corner. Will you put the ballet novel, “Astonish Me” on your dance fiction reading list? Read this review and decide.

Reel Deal: Ace Your Video Audition

Making Your Dance Audition Video

Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possible.

3 Keys to Creating a Successful Dance Film

How to Survive Your First Dance Film Project

Planning a big project? Boston choreographer Anna Reyes shares the tips she wishes she knew before embarking on her debut dance film, “the good parts of being alive.”

The Royal Ballet’s Beauty, Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb with Steven McRae in the Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Johan Persson/ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will dance Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, in movie theaters nationwide March 20. Sarah Lamb talks with us about versatility, past injury, and the challenges of Act I.

24-Week Toddler Curriculum Giveaway

Toddler Dance Curriculum by Maria's Movers

We’re giving away Maria’s Movers’ Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!

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