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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5 Reasons To Try Adult Ballet Class

Adult Ballet Class is geared to students 18 and older who are interested in learning ballet for recreation. Students are typically beginners who have little to no previous training, but the class may also include advanced students, or retired professionals. No matter...
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3 Types of Ballet Feet and How To Use Them

Feet are a big deal in ballet. Students and professionals alike obsess over how their feet look, feel, and function. Who can forget the cliche image of delicate pink pointe shoes tip-toeing across the floor? Beautiful ballet feet have a reputation, but the reality is...
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How to Choose Ballet Shoes

Ballet shoes, or technique shoes, are the basic, light-weight shoes worn by all ballet dancers. Proper technique shoes are essential to your performance and safety. Popular brands include Capezio, Bloch, and Grishko. By following these guidelines, you can find the...
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Top 4 Reasons Men Should Take Ballet

There’s a stigma associated with male ballet dancers and this attitude needs to be buried. Male dancers are strong, supportive, and talented. If you’re thinking about trying a ballet class, here’s a little boost to get you moving. 1. You’re always welcome. In an art...
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3 Tips To Improve Your Extension

It’s always impressive when a ballerina can lift her leg up to her head. How does she do it? Follow these 3 principles to improve your extension. 1. Activate your core. Being über flexible may look cool, but having bendy limbs is worthless if you don’t have the...
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5 Things Adult Ballet Students Should Know About Summer Workshops

Summer workshops are a great way to keep up your dancing all year. Once thought to be a forum only for youths, more summer dance programs are becoming available to adults. If you’re not sure what to expect from these training programs, consider 5 facts about summer...
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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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3 Cross-Training Tips For Ballet Dancers

3 Cross-Training Tips For Ballet Dancers

Ballet is a wonderfully challenging form of exercise. But what else do you do to stay fit when you’re not in the studio? Jog at sunrise? Or do you prefer downward dog? Professionals and novices alike do well to maintain a fitness regimen outside the world of pliés and...

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