Archive for February, 2014
Question by Hey: I have a question about ballet…?
I currently am taking a classical ballet class. I was wondering the order of the steps. For example, we always start with pila then tondues, etc. I was wondering what the complete order is supposed to be. I am going to teach a class tomorrow so I want to know the order.
I was also wondering if you knew any good stretches for your ankles and feet and core.
Thank you very much 🙂
Some cool ballet barre images:
Port des bras a la barra
Image by ~*Bomba Rosa*~
Port des bras a la barre, a hard thing to do cuz you’ve got to stay well ligned up and still bend yourself to the side, trying to keep the allongating feeling but with shoulders still down, letting air pass between your ears and your arm. These are my nice 5th grade students
El balcó més clàssic
Image by eduardboada
El balcó més clàssic
Short List: February 19 – 26
Called "invigorating" and "ornery," this critically acclaimed, irony-laced rock musical gets its first major local production at Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company. The opening performance is tonight. Bill O'Driscoll 8 p.m. Continues through …
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She taught in an oversized ballet studio, with barres and mirrors along the walls, and I was required each Friday afternoon to march across the dance floor toward her fleet of Steinways, my recalcitrant feet pointing out, not in. In due course, after …
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Some cool ballet terms images:
Join us! Let’s Dance!
Image by Dance & Performance Institute
Summer + Institute
Why gather here, now under the banner of New Waves? We’ve gathered an outstanding faculty: Dyane Harvey-Salaam, co-founder of Forces of Nature Dance Company, who returns to Trinidad after 40 years when she worked with Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre; Ananya Chatterjea, Scholar-in-Residence, who just won a Guggenheim for her visionary work that she describes as a “call to action”; Philadelphia’s hip-hop ambassador, Rennie Harris; Jamaica’s Chris Walker; visionary performance artist, Akuzuru; associate artistic director of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Arcell Cabuag; Founder of Canada’s Ballet Creole, Patrick Parson; the prolific, Sonja Dumas, myself and Dave Williams. We’ve all gathered, connected in a delicious composition of professional, cultural, personal and psychogeographic relationships, visions, and alliances.
Question by quietdancer: Home Ballet Class?
I do ballet for 1 and a 1/2 hours a week, however, I do about 5 hours of dance a week. How can I give myself a “ballet class” and make sure I’m doing the exercises enough and right? Go through what you think I should do first, second, third, etc….
EX: “stretching, 30 releves, 15 passes, practice pirouettes…” u know stuff like that
I cant take more classes, so I want to do my own class. i’m not teaching myself anything (I already have done ballet), I just want to get more flexible and stronger.
Question by : I want to found ballet music?
I need some ballet music so I can practice at home?
Answer by DC
I found this website where people post good songs for various dance styles. Be sure to check it out.
Also, I would recommend songs by Eluvium for practicing at home. Search ‘Eluvium’ on YouTube.
Question by Lisa:
I have been doing ballet for about 6 months now. I’m kinda old, but since I have strong legs and body and I’m a quick learner, according to my teacher I’ve improved a lot; so much that I’ve been already allowed to start on pointe 😀 (big dream)
The problem is, I only have classes 2 times a week. And I’ve been looking for some online classes to do in the days i don’t have any classes; in order to improve even more and faster…
Does anyone know any link to a full class video? ^^