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How to Articulate Through Your Feet

Today we are talking about a requested topic, which is how to master articulating through your feet, and especially through your pointe shoes, during tendus, dégagés, rond de jambes, and any battement movement, really.   654 more words


Improving Rond de Jambe

Rond de jambe is usually around the fifth combination you do in your daily ballet class. That makes it one of the most important elements of your technique that you build up every day.   1,018 more words


Cleaning up after a trip

After all the fun and excitement , after the long drive home, with that hamburger/steak salad from the celebration dinner sitting comfortably in your stomach, it’s time to clean up the gears.  203 more words


Creating new buds on Scots Pine old wood

I am very pleased to see these new buds appearing on some of the Yamadori Scots Pines, I removed the end buds in November last year and this forces the energy in the tree to push out onto old wood. 82 more words


Question of the Day

Could you explain lunging a bit more? Such as what it looks like on an erg, and how I would be able to tell that say, four seat, is lunging? 691 more words


Tips for Tendu Success

Hi everyone!  Today is kind of a weird blog post.  It is not a technique tip, but I will be talking about barre exercises and things you can do outside of class to improve your tendus.   531 more words


The "inside arm, outside arm, and wide grip" drill

This drill is one we do fairly regularly as part of our warmup so I wanted to quickly go through it and differentiate between all three to explain what their individual purposes are. 847 more words