10 Items Adult Students Should Have In Their Dance Bag

There are essential items every adult ballet student should have in their dance bag. Your dance bag doesn’t have to be large or expensive, but it should store everything securely. Make sure you have these 10 items before heading to class. 1. Ballet Shoes There are a...
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You Might Be A Ballerina If…(10 Signs You’re Obsessed With Ballet)

When you love to do something, you want to do it all the time. Ballet dancers are a particularly obsessed bunch—they’re always finding ways to incorporate the art form into their daily lives. Whether you’re a closet bunhead, or a self-proclaimed ballet freak, here are...
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Christopher Hird Redesigns Adult Ballet at Sarasota Ballet School

An interview with Christopher Hird. Floridian adult ballet dancers have had a reason to celebrate since Christopher Hird became Director of Education at The Sarasota Ballet in July 2016. His focus and experience led him to design a new adult ballet program that is both exceptional & progressive.

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3 Major Pointe No-No’s

Pointe shoes are one of the most fascinating inventions to dancers and non-dancers alike. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how they should be properly worn or maintained. Whether you’re an actual student who is new to pointe, or you’re young at heart and like to play...
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3 Types Of Stretching: Which Is Best For Adult Ballet Students?

Learning the best way to stretch for ballet class can be confusing since there are so many different opinions on the subject. Your peers may swear by a certain method, when your teacher or other experts claim another way is best. Consider the benefits and risks of...
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5 Performance Opportunities For Adult Ballet Dancers

Adult ballet students are not expected to perform, but some want to! If you long to grace the stage, talk to your teacher. They can offer suggestions about how to prepare and where you can participate in a production. Consider five performance opportunities available...
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3 Ballet “Flaws” And How To Use Them To Your Advantage

We all have an image in our heads of what a ballerina looks like: tall, rail-thin, hair in a bun, perfect feet etc. And while that may be the status quo in the professional world, it’s an almost impossible standard to live up to in the real world. And that’s ok! The...
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10 Healthy Pre-Class Meals For Dancers

10 Healthy Pre-Class Meals For Dancers

You should never go to class on an empty stomach; you should also never go to class with a gut full of the wrong stuff. Selecting healthy meals and snacks from a wide range of whole foods will give you the energy and nourishment you need to get through class. Starving...

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3 Simple Balance Checks for Center Work

3 Simple Balance Checks for Center Work

If grand leaps and high extensions are not exactly on your agenda, you’re not alone. It is far more beneficial for an adult student to focus on their balance and posture before they try to attempt such demanding moves. Consider three simple balance checks to help you...

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Teacher Talk: Kristin Klade

Teacher Talk: Kristin Klade

Kristin Klade has been teaching adult ballet at Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth for a year.  BL: When and where did you start dancing?  KK: I started dancing in Fort Worth from about four years old to twelve years old. I continued my pre-professional training at...

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Teacher Talk: Fleming Lomax

Teacher Talk: Fleming Lomax

Fleming Lomax is a dancer and teacher with the Asheville Ballet. She has been teaching adult ballet since 1992.  BL: When and where did you start dancing?  FL: I started dancing when I was four years old in my hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. I demanded to take...

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Teacher Talk: Gloria Buckley Ewerz

Teacher Talk: Gloria Buckley Ewerz

Gloria Buckley Ewerz teaches Adult Ballet at Dallas Ballet Center in Dallas, TX. She has been teaching for over 20 years. I had the chance to talk with Gloria about her career. BL: When did you start dancing? GBE: I started around 11 or 12. That was considered sort of...

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