How do I love you? Let me count the ways… Dancers adore pointe shoes and Corina Chan puts into words and verse exactly why we love them so.
After taking ballet for the first time, 50+ partner dancer, Andrew has observations to share about recognizing serious dancers, the importance of ballet, pas de deux, and being ready to adapt.
Adult ballet dancers, newbies or not, enter a whole new world when they begin taking classes. There’s a lot more to learn than movements. Here are 10 takeaways from an adult beginner who has been where you are.
Every class has one… or two. That student that gets on your nerves or ruffles your feathers. Teachers of adult dancers are no exception and when certain students cause stress or strain in the classroom environment, a teacher just needs to vent a little. If you are a teacher, you will recognize some of the “personalities” our anonymous author presents. If you are a student, well, we hope you don’t resemble these students.
Readers, it’s time to choose your favorite dance blogs for 2011! The nominations for Round One have been counted. Now it’s up to you to choose which blogs will come out on top in our Top 20 and in six categories. VOTE NOW and discover new dance blogs in the process! HURRY, the polls close January 4.
I’ve been given a blog award but I’m announcing it with a twist and a shout out. Meet my nominator, Jean who blogs 52 Weeks of Ballet, and Melissa, the young blogger behind the award. They got to ask me questions too in this post that covers everything from first dance solos to returning to ballet as an adult.
Two adult beginners, one male and one female, talk about fitting ballet into their schedules, what surprised them about dance, why they like to be challenged, and what blogging does for their dancing. (Part 2 of 2)
Dave of davetriesballet.com, The Adult Beginner, and I had fun after the New Year chatting about their close encounters of the ballet kind. They weave an entertaining story and if you are a teacher working with adult beginners, I think you’ll find it splendidly insightful, too. (Part 1 of 2)
“Finding good ballet class music is so difficult. I am hard to please, and I want the music I choose to inspire my students, not just provide accompaniment. To that end, I have gone through a lot of CDs searching for ones that have good length, sound and quality. I use these CDs for my intermediate adult ballet class.”