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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.