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Technique Fundamentals Part I

One of things that is a core piece of my teaching philosophy is the importance of building a solid foundation for ballet technique. Without the basic knowledge of alignment, turnout, the proper shape of your foot when pointed and of your leg when stretched, you have nothing on which to build fancier, more complex steps. 561 more words

Adult Jazz @ On the Edge Dance Studio

Class: Adult Jazz

Location: Culver City/Palms

Work-out: Dance technique

Difficulty: 3.5 for dancers, 4.5 for non-dancers

Next day soreness: 3

Duration: 75 min

Sweat Level:  Moderately Sweaty… 355 more words


At the Still Point of the Turning World

As mortal bodies bound by the rules of organic degeneration, we all have a very unique relationship with time. Time is directly tied to our daily routines in a very practical sense: work shifts, commutes, classes. 900 more words


Call for Donations: Nutcracker & Silent Auction Fundraiser

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, The Apprentice Company, & The Third Stage would like to invite local artists and businesses to donate items for our Nutcracker & Silent Auction Fundraiser.  86 more words

Contemporary Dance

How to Be a Dancing Star

Early in the movie Swing Time, the camera zooms in on a sign that hangs from the Gordon Dance Academy where Penny, played by Ginger Rogers, teaches dance. 315 more words

Grand Jete & Saut de Chat

Leaping across the stage is a dancers chance to fly, there are no other steps like it giving dancers hang time in the air. Leaps must elongate the body showing energy from the tips of the fingers down through the tips of the toes. 607 more words