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Perfectly Unnatural

Student: I was wondering about something. When I dance outside of ballet class, I usually have more fun than when I am in class. Sometimes class seems like too much work. 1,017 more words

Ballet Technique

Irish dance partners: Dancing under your own steam

Some of the nicest, most pleasurable dance experiences I’ve had in Irish set dancing have been with partners who are… how can I say it? Comfortable. 665 more words

Irish Dancing

Painless Stretching

Okay, so I have to be honest – the title of this post is a lie.  There is no such thing as painless stretching (at least not that I have experienced).  741 more words

Ballet Dancers

Don't be a 'dancer', be a human dancing...

I could barely contain my excitement. I went as ‘faculty’ to watch the workshop, but I so just wanted to get up to my feet and dance. 224 more words


Horses in a Barn

One thing that most teachers don’t comprehend is that the psychological and physiological aspects of a person are like two horses in a barn.

If either one of these elements is disrupted or spooked, the other one will be pulled into a panic and join in the fray of confusion.  554 more words

Ballet Technique

Your petit allegro is awful...

Petit Allegro is neglected at most smaller schools in the US. It seems to be tossed aside, or never really done right. Either the tempo is too slow, or they just don’t teach their students the importance of petit allegro. 331 more words


Stir Crazy

I’ve recently had to take some time off from dancing, and it’s amazing to me how quickly I begin to get restless.  I have the same problem on long car rides, train trips, and of course airplane flights.  343 more words

Ballet Dancers