After 5 years of blogging, Nichelle has learned a thing or two about blogging! She answers questions from you on growing a blog, advertising a blog, blogging with integrity, and more. And she does it ON CAMERA. We think you’ll appreciate her candor. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask your own questions, too!
Should someone whose goal is to become a choreographer work just as hard at becoming a better dancer? I have a few thoughts on the matter but I invite you to add your own, share what it means to be a great choreographer, and name a few so-so dancers turned choreographers. .
A reader wonders wonders how bowed legs might be affecting her second position and side split. She describes a related problem with knee and ankle alignment, leading to my response which focuses on tibial torsion. I provide a useful group of links and tips for working with this rotational deformity. Plus we talk about turn-out and side splits too!
If your child is asking, investigate the reasons she wants to take a new or additional dance class. Costume style, choreography, musical accompaniment, or maintaining friendships may be no less valid or less important to her than the desire to enhance her skills. Dance should be fun, too! Do not devalue or brush away these motivations, they are part of the equation.