Archive for December, 2012

Gold’s Gym Dance Workout

Gold’s Gym Dance Workout

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will someone who practices to ballet at home with online music were could i fuind this song online?

Question by omegadancer: will someone who practices to ballet at home with online music were could i fuind this song online?
its a slow song for port de bras (french for the arms)

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What music is used in barre exercises?

Question by Gabrielle Clearwater: What music is used in barre exercises?
I just would like examples of songs that are used in ballet classes when doing barre exercises. The music that is very steady and has a good beat to practice things like tendus and piques to.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Is it possible to do private ballet classes?

Question by Madison Grace: Is it possible to do private ballet classes?
I’ve been taking classes and doing many mid- year and end of year concerts with my dance school for a while. I am wanting to move schools now and just take up private ballet classes with someone one on one. Is it possible to do so? Even doing pointe work with them?

All just for training and fitness 🙂

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Ballet Class Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham Ballet Class Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham

Ballet Class Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham Ballet Class Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham

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Would you allow your son to take up ballet lessons?

Question by hedgewitch*~*~*~: Would you allow your son to take up ballet lessons?
I did ballet until I was 13. In our ballet school of 400 students there was two boys (late 1970s, early 1980s).

When my daughter did ballet up to ten years ago at the same school there was 800 students and 6 boys (1998)

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Ballet 101 & 201, Combinations 1 – DVD

Ballet 101 & 201, Combinations 1 – DVD

Ballet 101 & 201, Combinations 1 - DVD

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What can I do to prepare myself for ballet?

Question: What can I do to prepare myself for ballet?
I’ve read up on it and everything, I have wanted to start ballet for ages and I finally get the chance next month. What can I do to prepare myself?
Exercises like releves and plies?
What was your first ballet class like, if you have ever taken ballet?
Also, my turnout is horrible, how can I get more flexible hips?

Answer by Rockie
My first ballet class was quite easy because i danced jazz and other dances before i began. Only practice plies and releves and tendues etc, if you know how to properly do them, or you may hurt yourself, or get bad habits that your instructor will have to break. Working on your posture is going to be a great thing to do to prepare. You can stand with a perfect posture then have a friend tie a string around your shoulders tight enough that when you try to sloutch, the string wont let you. That’s how my dance teacher learned ballet posture when she was taking class. Another great thing is doing stretches. Make sure you warm up your muscles before stretching, i usually run on the spot and jump in first and second position until I’m warmed up. Then do all kinds of stretching, trying to stretch all parts of your body. One way to make your turn out more flexible is to lay on the floor in foggy position. Thats where you lay on your stomach and connect the souls of your feet together and try and reach your feet to the floor while keeping your hips on the floor too, harder than it sounds but it will help for sure. Also sitting in straddle and stretching will help, make sure you point your toes and keep your knees facing up. And sitting in butterfly position, which is were you sit on your bum and put the souls of your feet together. stretch down bringing your face as close to your feet as you can. gentlly press your knees closer to the ground as you feel your ready to. Take deep breaths when stretching and stretch further every time you release your breathe. I promise, it will make all the difference. Your turn out is usually the same as your straddle. so the further out your straddle will go, the more of a turn out you can have. Have fun! Ballet is great!

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How expensive are beginner dance and swimming lessons?

Question by RainbowZebra <3: How expensive are beginner dance and swimming lessons?
I’m a teenager who wants to learn to swim and dance, but I don’t know how expensive lessons would be. For dance, I would want to take beginner ballet classes, just for fun to learn a little. For swimming, I would just want to take beginner classes on stuff like basic strokes and breathing, and try to work on building up swimming strength throughout the year. I know that prices are different depending on where you go, but what would you say the average prices would be?

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How long do you will i get on pointe?

Question by ballet girl: How long do you will i get on pointe?
~just started doing beginners ballet and been doing it for 3months
~12 yrs. old
~took summer intensive
~can do right split..and left split,almost
~taking ballet class 1 time a week only because of my schedule
~my ballet teacher said i have a natural turnout and flexible
~putting my heart into ballet and doing my best
~been “writing the alphabet” with my feet
~and just this morning my ballet teacher asked me starting next week that i”ll join the class of a higher level and attend in my level

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