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Learning Russian In America

Learning Russian In America

“It’s a plié. You do it on all the positions. It’s very good for dramatic moments.” Anne Ursu

It began with Whitney. 593 more words


Cirque de Ballet pictures are here

The pictures of the show Cirque de Ballet are here!

Visit http://liveoakdance.com/performances/ to see a collection of these amazing pictures by the photographer Erin Bohlke


News & Updates

Five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes

A year ago this time, I received a letter from The Ballet School explaining that although matriculation of current, pre-ballet 8 year olds into the Academy Beginner classes is officially automatic, they were unsure about his readiness and ability to focus. 209 more words


Why are you here?

A while back there was a meme floating around social media, a clever photograph of a (presumably) professional ballerina’s feet on pointe in parallel, one fully shod in a pink satin pointe shoe and the other naked, besmeared with bloody padding and various daubs of gauze and other patching. 1,424 more words


Week 20 - Ballet School

It’s week 20 of my #IrishSounds challenge and this week’s recommendation comes via @Daracho on Twitter:

@emmy__c you should consider Ballet School for #irishtunes – Berlin band with an Irish singer.

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A Plié Is Not a Squat (and other truths of the universe)

See that up there? It’s fifth position demi-plié in a class at the former Knoxville Ballet School, as executed by some of my Level 2-almost-Level 3 students. 625 more words