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Piano music for ballet classes, Part 4

Published a new sheet music book by Galina Pronicheva:

Piano music for ballet classes, Part 4

This new book is available in our online shop at reduced price: (10% off!) for customers, who order it until 5 December 2013!

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Workout ballet class

The New Ballet Workout

Workout ballet class for wellness, renewal and vitality.
With Melissa Lowe
Original compositions by Suzanne Knosp

Any difference from wearing ballet tights or leggings for ballet class?

Question by David: Any difference from wearing ballet tights or leggings for ballet class?
Is there any difference from wearing leggings or ballet tights during a ballet class, does one keep warmer that the other or so?

Answer by Mineagoddla
Tights make it easier for a ballet teacher to see your muscles. As you are a male dancer, you need to wear a dance belt and men’s tights which a bit thicker than women’s tights. If you are a serious dancer, you don’t wear leggings.
You can read more about men’s dance where here.
http://www.dancebelt.info/17165091C1D94631B10E/
http://www.boysdancetoo.com/
http://www.boysdoballet.com/
@Dougaa- Leggings are not the same as men’s footless tights. At least they are not called that in the USA. You can wear footless tights in class with white ballet socks but not the thicker leggings.

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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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What should I look for in a good ballet class

What should I look for in a good ballet class for my 3 1/2 and 4 year old?

I am looking to put my daughters in ballet classes as they really enjoy it. I am just not sure (especially after viewing some you tube “first dance class” videos) what I should be looking for in a good “dance school” that will provide my young ones with a fulfilling dance class. I understand there isn’t a whole lot they can learn at that age but I don’t want the class to be a “free for all” yet not rigorous that they can’t enjoy. And it is hard to tell what classes are like that and what are not. What should I look for in the teachers? curriculum? classroom structure?


The most important consideration in choosing a good dance class is the instructor. Is she/he good with kids? Is she/he patient? Your kids will be under her/his care for an hour, and if you have a teacher who isn’t used to small children or doesn’t have the patience, it will be a bad experience for your children, and might turn them off to dancing. At that age, kids have really short attention spans, and they will not be able to do complicated moves, they will oftentimes forget what they are learning within the next 5 minutes. In addition, some kids that age have their own agendas, some days they will feel like dancing, some days they won’t. I’ve seen kids enjoy a class one day, then the next time, they cry for the entire hour. So, your instructor has to be able to deal with these situations and be encouraging.

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Ballet Class Alla Zorikova

Ballet Class Alla Zorikova

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Games for a Toddler Ballet Class

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