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.
Please note that every body’s architecture is unique, so your personal mileage may vary.
Most people have an understanding that the female pelvis changes during puberty and make the assumption that an adult female’s pelvis remains the same post puberty (maybe with some changes during pregnancy), however this is not the case.…Continue
Posted on September 30, 2019 at 11:41pm
Super lightweight and easy to make in a variety of "flavors" these macaron cookies are a great prop to make during camp environments as no heat or water are needed in the preparation.
Model Magic clay - white (it took just under 1 lb of clay to make all the macarons shown)
Posted on March 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
Most dance teacher's, choreographers and studio owners I know have experienced that time when you think of the perfect prop to add to your dance and really finish the whole look - and then you can't find something that would work. Your well meaning theatre friends give you a great list of options that they've used and sometimes they will work for dancers, but a lot of times our needs are unique. Items need to be secure, safe, visible and the weight is very often an important…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2018 at 1:56am
One of the problems I see a lot with my students is the inability to understand when they are "sitting in their hip", or if they do realize it, they aren't sure how to correct it. For a lot of dancers, sitting in the supporting side hip happens when they are concentrating on a combination, fatigued, or trying to keep their hips square (but trying the wrong thing).
If students develop a strong supporting side and are working on it consistently, muscle memory will often kick in to help…Continue
Posted on September 10, 2017 at 4:00pm