Spiral rolls are a smooth and safe way to get to the floor in contemporary dance technique. In our post, this roll to the floor is broken down with a list of fundamentals to practice and common mistakes to avoid.
How To Memorize Ballet Combinations
During ballet class, a dancer must be able to quickly learn and then perform dance exercises. Don’t get lost on the dance floor. Follow this got-it-down guide to picking up ballet combinations.
Contemporary Dance Technique: The Spinal Roll-Down
Though it’s a fundamental part of most contemporary dance warm-ups, the basic roll-down of the spine doesn’t get a ton of attention in the how-to department. We address the common mistakes dancers make and how to fix them.
How To Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Dancers
Break the bad habit of comparing yourself to other dancers. It slows your progress and undermines your potential as a dancer. Here are some techniques to quit comparisons.
How To Devise an Effective Pre-Show Warm-up
There are three methods of warming-up in the exercise world: Passive, General, and Specific. Lauren reminds us that dancers often utilize all three before a performance but could often do so more effectively. Here’s how.
What To Do When Your Teachers Don’t Agree
When two teachers’ methods conflict, what’s a ballet student to do? Angeline gives some advice on how to deal and explains why this sometimes happens. She also makes 5 key statements that are universal for anyone learning a skill.