Archive for February, 2015
Ballet Workouts on DVD
When considering taking up ballet as a form of exercise, sometimes taking classes is not an option. Perhaps no adult ballet classes are offered in the area where you live, or your schedule simply cannot commit to specified class times. Whatever the reason, there is still the option of using ballet as a workout in the comfort of your own home by means of ballet workout DVDs.
The aim of such DVDs is not to train you in ballet technique, rather, to use certain features of ballet and dance in general to provide a fun, yet physically beneficial product. Most of such products on the market are affiliated with dance companies or choreographers, who tailor these workouts specifically for people with no technical training. Moreover, most feature established professional dancers demonstrating the exercises.
Free boat building classes: Boatworks of Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH), will offer a free boat building class for beginners, including those who lack skills or confidence 9 a.m. Saturdays 4404 116th St. W., Cortez. If enough people …
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Hozier 'Take Me to Church' video stars ballet dancer Sergei Polunin
Prepare to be impressed: A new video for Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit "Take me to Church" features Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin in a jaw-dropping performance. Clad in only nude tights, Polunin glides around an ethereal church-like space …
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Getting Your Ballet Slippers Ready for Class
Article by Kaiva Berzina
The main and most important job when you have just bought a new pair of ballet slippers is to sew on the elastics and/or ribbons. This is a chore disliked by all dancers. To determine where the elastics or ribbons should be attached fold inwards the heel of the shoe, this will form a triangle. The heel makes the triangle top angle and the two lower angles at the sides of the ballet shoe are the points where it is the perfect place to attach the elastic or the ribbon (or both).
When you have decided to attach only elastics to your ballet slippers, it is best to have two pieces with the elastics that make a cross over the arch of your foot. But also one elastic with both sides sewn on opposite sides of the slipper will do its job. If you choose to have just one elastic look for a wider one, as a thin one won’t offer the needed support. To correctly sew on the ribbon, make sure, that the ribbons have their shiny side facing outwards. Allow the ribbon or elastic band to overlap with the inner lining of the shoe, and when sewing aim to make a full rectangle. Double up the thread you use to make the fit more secure (A video here http://balletslipperspro.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/video-how-to-sew-elastics-and-ribbons-on-ballet-slippers/ shows this done). Make sure that you choose ribbons and elastics in the color that your slippers are in!
Connecting with Boston Ballet's 'Lady of the Camellias'
Larissa Ponomarenko, who was nominated for the prestigious Prix Benois de la Danse for her performance as Marguerite in Boston Ballet's 2004 production, calls it “one of the most challenging duets in the repertoire in terms of length and intricacy, the …
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Carving a Niche Contemporary Dance Classes in the Entertainment Space
Article by Joan Johnson
There is a need in practically everyone these days to catch a break after grueling work hours. One such way is to join modern dance classes and learn how to shake out the stress levels with hip hop moves or even Gangam style overtures. The point here is to have fun along the way without systematic one two three, but just going with the flow. Put on some music from one of the happening artists and you have yourself a good time, because you certainly don’t want to stop the party! On the other side of the coin are the contemporary dance classes that can get the otherwise shy people shake out their fear and focus on their legwork and improvise the torso blending themes are so today’! The essence of both the forms are to enable anyone who wants to dance learn about improving their current form blending in speed, rhythm with technique that uses every facet of the body with an infusion of mixed cultures.
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