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Pointe Shoes: "I Can't Get Over My Box"

So, what is holding you back from getting over your box in your pointe shoes? The immediate answer that most will assume is a lack of good or flexible feet. 830 more words


Repotting to Bigei Pot for Kifu Taxus

I collected this Taxus Baccata in 2004 and it has been through many iterations before arriving at the Kifu size (Ian Warhust always said that the tree should be a small one) 183 more words


The Brain and Ballet

The biggest problem for most dancers in turning is that they are lacking self-confidence. It is the fear of turning that is stopping them. This can be abated by becoming familiar with the process. 530 more words


A Dancer's Guide to the Upper Back

Hi everybody!  Today we discuss the concept of the upper back in ballet dance.  This part of a ballet dancer’s technique is often ignored. Yet it is vital to maintaining correct posture, a high arabesque and many other technical achievements.   826 more words


Time Trials - What do you want to learn?

We will be doing time trials again tomorrow in the usual format with a good warm-up followed by a 400m and 100m time trial.  What do you want to learn from it? 228 more words

Training Skills

Patience Really Is A Virtue

Those of you that have been following my journey for the past three years know how BADLY I’ve wanted to last the 10 minutes of a 16kg snatch set. 448 more words

Kettlebell Sport

Removing a FAT root from The Hawthorn Raft

One of the challenges that face anyone creating bonsai is that they GROW not only above the soil but below, of course all trees need roots however sometimes the roots can cause problems such as oversize and out of scale to the tree, particularly with deciduous species. 253 more words