learn

  • In French, Port de Bras means the carriage of your arms. The movement or series of movements made by passing the arms through various positions is not only essential for balance and executing great tu...

  • Sauté, Temps Levé, Jeté, Assemblé, or Sissonne are the names for the different ways we can jump in ballet. The artistic expression of these movements combines beauty with safety and precision. Do you ...

  • One of the most exhilarating and fun movements in ballet can be the piqué turns. Flying across the floor, with exciting music in the foreground, you can feel like a prima ballerina. Yet, piqué’s...

  • An integral move for the foundation of ballet is the battement. The beauty of its elegance and control is mesmerizing. With apparent ease and with the rest of your body in pause, the movement consists...

  • An exquisitely executed pirouette is one of ballet’s most elusive elements. Universally known and a requisite of ballet history, these turns involve full-body synergy and the right amount of imp...

  • Demi-plié and grand plié are among the most fundamental movements in ballet. They are essential to the physicality and artistry of the dance form. However, since every dancer has a different body, som...

  • One of the most recognizable steps in classical ballet vocabulary, the arabesque is a gorgeous position where the body is supported on one leg, with the other leg extended directly behind the body wit...

  • If you are over 18 years old and have always been fascinated with learning ballet for your pleasure, our adult ballet classes are the motivation you need. Most students have little or no prior experie...

  • You may hear this term in class or in your ballet class videos, so it’s good that dancers learn as soon as possible what is sickling of the feet an how to avoid to create the beautiful ballet li...

practice

  • You don’t have to be a dancer to experience knee pain. One study shows that up to 25% of adults are afflicted with pain in this essential part of our bodies. Here is where the endless benefits of exer...

  • Ballet dancers possess an enviable mind-body connection. It’s as if their feet seem to know exactly how to move. Science explains that there’s a reason why: dancers spend a lot of time stretching and ...

  • It’s no surprise that barre classes have exploded in popularity in recent years (favored by A-list celebrities) and being fused with a number of other cross-training formats. It’s a target...

  • Most people are not concerned about losing their equilibrium as they go about day to day activities. Yet, as advanced age approaches, many able-bodied people grapple with a new set of challenges, incl...

  • Watching a ballerina perform a relevé is an expression of the strength and stability of their bodies. Performing this move highlights the importance of stability in the toes. Gaining such stability is...

  • This may not be the case for our Absolute Beginning Ballet Dancers, but some of our students that have transitioned from other genres or have experience with dance may have gained some ground with the...

  • Rather than jamming your feet into an uncomfortable (and unsustainable) position at the barre, it’s always important for dancers at any level to progressively improve their turnout and to build ...

  • If you have attempted a développé, you probably know it’s easy for several things to can go wrong. Perhaps you are someone who has practiced this move repeatedly, only to find yourself not targe...

  • The goal of dancers everywhere is better flexibility. With increased flexibility, positions become more manageable, though it is not the most essential thing for ballet beginners to have super flexibi...

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mind

  • Most ballet dancers are no stranger to anxiety. They are more likely to see a psychologist because of anxiety than anything else. Dancers feel more anxious when they are taking on new roles. They wond...

  • Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute playing in the background during a massage, to tuning out the world with your headphones during a grueling co...

  • While it’s not hard to imagine our favorite ballerinas on stage for our favorite ballets, it can be a true challenge to imagine yourself in that situation. To add insult to the injury of our ins...

  • There is an unhealthy link between dance and perfectionism. Once seen as a positive trait, researchers are now finding perfectionism to be dangerous and linked to a long list of mental health issues. ...

  • When you move, you feel good; it’s common knowledge. And everyone knows dancing is good for you and has positive effects on our physical wellbeing. But how about our mental health? Can dance improve o...

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