When you’re too tired for practicing even one more pirouette, when you’re stressed about opening night, or when you’re trying to remember that tricky combination, visualization techniques are as good as a physical practice and can take your dancing to the next level. Don’t underestimate the power of visualization for dancers.
Alison thought the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition was only for dancers who were one step shy of becoming a professional, not for girls like herself who were serious about training, but with so much left to learn. Little did she know she was about to experience YAGP firsthand and share the preparation, expectations, and emotions of the event with you.
Nancy Welker has been kind enough make another guest appearance on Dance Advantage to answer some frequently asked questions about preventing and soothing muscle soreness following a dance class or workout.
Dance is a form of expression, allowing one to creatively or artistically “speak” through a non-verbal language. However, dancers have often found a need to express themselves through words and writing as well. In fact, writing can be a useful tool for dancers, teachers, and choreographers. And, journaling or keeping a diary is a great […]
I was recently asked about some tips on how to improve at multiple pirouettes. I know that lots of students are wanting to know the same thing, so here is my answer: 1. Engaging your abdominal/core muscles is necessary for maintaining good alignment during the turn. 2. Every turn is a balance, so work on […]