Take a peek into the Gretchen Ross Production Center for the National Ballet of Canada. Your tour guide is Gord Graham, Construction supervisor.…Continue
Started Feb 17, 2011
After you've decided a dancer is ready to progress to pointe shoes, here are some suggestions for finding them the best shoes for their first pair. First try to find a shop with a good selection of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Anekia Boatwright-McGhee Feb 16, 2011.
Recently, at a large dance teacher's convention, I was fortunate enough to have time off from teaching to both take classes from other teachers and to observe dancers and teachers in class. One thing that struck me was the lack of focus on proper alignment in starting positions. While these often subtle differences don't usually cause an injury, they do set the body up for less than optimal movement - why would we want to prepare our students for class this way?
Since many warm ups…Continue
Posted on August 16, 2017 at 12:37am
I've been asked before, when can I give a class and I always have to explain that I don't "give class". It's not because give may imply that there is no charge for this service, because I will often do pro bono work for different organizations. It's because I choose to teach a class, not…Continue
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Posted on April 6, 2017 at 11:27am
This recipe is modified from a NY Times recipe - "Pan Baked Lemon- Almond Tart". I played around with the recipe trying to figure out how to boost the good fats that our bodies need to recover from dance. Fats are part of the composition of all cell membranes, so eating better fat choices will help build healthier and more efficient cellular function. Healthy fats are also important for tendon health. Free range eggs and grass fed butter will improve the ratio of Omega 3 - Omega 6 fatty…Continue
Posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:00pm