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Improving Pliés

Plié is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things you can learn to do properly in ballet.  Sadly, my blog does not produce posts in chronological order as they should be learned – but if my blog did manage this – this would be the very first post, even before etiquette, nutrition, tendus, and artistry.   781 more words


Question of the Day

Hi! So I am in my fourth season of crew, and my second season of coxing. Our season started Monday and the novices were already on the water. 1,332 more words


Natural Stance in Skiing

I recently re-watched a video featuring John Gillies – coach of the Canadian demo team – talking about natural stance and balance in skiing. I often use the same approach when I am teaching and was surprised at how similar our explanations are – almost identical! 844 more words


Improving Pointework

Today’s blog post and video is about improving your pointework and my tips for strengthening your feet, calves, and legs in order to do so. 651 more words


Improving Port de Bras

Today we’re talking about improving your port de bras and arms in general in ballet.  We will be going into detail both in this blog post and its corresponding video, which is embedded below.   609 more words