Many dancers have the ability to hyperextend their knees. The position of hyperextension feels straight to the dancer and breaking this alignment habit is hard to do. If you aren't familiar with the differences between hyperextension and straight, look at the pictures below. The same student appears in both pictures, in the one on the left she is standing in what she considers her natural stance (hyperextended), the picture on the right is where she constantly corrects to now that she…Continue
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My dear friend released the trailer for his book based on Sydney Australia's dance. I have watched his journey in the writing and photos as he built a relationship with the company.
It is stirring and moving. Enjoy.
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We are India’s only ISTD ballet school based in Bangalore, a cosmopolitan city and the Information Technology hub of India and home to maximum number of International Schools.
Founded by Yana Lewis, A.I.S.T.D.Dip from UK, we have more than 450 students learning Ballet, Jazz, Callanetics and Pilates in our Academy. We also have a performing company specializing in…Continue
Added by Sakshi Bhatia on March 28, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments
One question I get a lot from other teachers is "how do you get your students to take more ballet classes"? My first question back is "why do you want them to take more ballet?" Mind you, I'm not trying to talk anyone out of additional ballet classes, I just like hearing the answers. The post that…Continue
Have some time (about 12 minutes)? Try this barre stretch series after you've already done some large full body movements for at least 5-10 minutes to get the blood moving through your system and your core temperature warmed up.
Remember proper alignment is crucial for the effectiveness of any stretch or strengthening routine. To gain the most benefit, never sit and hold the stretch but always feel like you are moving the 2 ends of the body away from each other.
I use a 3/4…Continue
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As recitals get closer and competition season starts to heat, many teachers and choreographers find themselves spending time to burn cd's of music for their students to practice to.
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As more information comes to light about Osteoporosis, it seems that many dancers may be at a higher risk than the average person.
Research is now showing that women lose up to 25% of their bone density in the first decade after menopause. Many sources are now suggesting that women get a baseline bone density report done right after menopause instead of waiting until 60 or 65.
Males generally are not screened until they are 80 unless other risk factors are present.
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I have enjoyed danceart for several years. It is helpfull to me even though I have been
teaching for 57 years. I guess you are never to old to learn.Continue
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SIBA 2011 Intensive Ballet workshop from july 10 - august 08.
We welcome Diva Ildiko Pongor, of the Hungarian National ballet, who will tell about her life…Continue
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Our Newsletter of December is already online, there you can know more about our workshops for 2011 in Salzburg, and Tel Aviv. Information about faculty,…Continue
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The tenth annual Ballet Ambassadors "Nutcracker" season is underway in schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, South Huntington LI, Bay Shore LI, and Brentwood LI. On Thursday, December 9th, media attended our performance at the Haven Academy Charter School in…Continue
As I did from 1997 to 2008 when I migrated briefly to Dance.com, I'll be bringing…Continue