Plan to succeed in the new dance season. Make your fall dance routines and class material feel fresh, even to you!
Dance partners on stage and off, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Carlos Miguel Guerra, present a detailed guide with practical advice, historical context and personal philosophy on the ballet pas de deux.
Ballroom dance throws you into the deep end of partnering and there is something so satisfying about making it all work. These three key elements are what make a partnership successful.
Elizabeth Sullivan of The Dancer’s Toolkit prepares you for summer intensives and what may be your first partnering experience with great tips including how to communicate effectively with your partner and how to ask questions of your teachers.
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.
“When I became more serious about which direction I wanted to focus on, I auditioned for the year round program at Kirov Academy. I lived at the school for four years, while still taking my jazz, tap, lyrical classes and participating in competitions, and working on summer correspondence courses so I could graduate early. I also took some voice lessons, because for a long time I wanted to be on Broadway, but during my time at Kirov I decided I wanted to go for it- try to be a ballerina. My (Russian) teachers never thought I’d go very far in a ballet company. They felt I was more suited for contemporary, which at the time I was.”