Developing Performance, Expression & Communication Skills in Ballet

As she breaks down performance into its elements, Angeline offers tips and video examples that will help you breathe life into your ballet dancing whether for exams or the stage.

“And Remember To Smile!”

Do you now remind your students to smile as they enter their dance examinations or auditions? Angeline’s article challenges the practice of telling dance students to smile en route to an exam, noting that it may hinder instead of help many students. We ask you, what are some alternatives?

Help! I Sweat A LOT In Dance Class!

Do you sweat when you dance? A concerned reader asks what she can do about excessive sweating during class. See how I answer with tips and reassurance for greater confidence in a potentially embarrassing situation.

The Stem of Aplomb — Part One: The Cervical Spine

The way that a dancer carries his/her head, the length of the neck, and the position of the chin, are pivotal to the overall appearance of grace and poise so necessary in dance. Understand the cervical spine and how it functions to project self-confidence, and improve common mistakes in cambré and carriage of the head.

How To Act (And React) Like A Professional

A consummate professional is constructive, positive, is motivated and has the ability to motivate others, displays generosity, and takes the high road. If you want to be seen as a professional in your career and in your life, you must develop strong leadership skills. And leaders are most often defined by their reactions to situations, rather than their actions.