CRASH COURSE ON ROMANTIC BALLET ERA

Being a ballet teacher means sharing the history of this rich and foundationally essential dance genre. Whether you have beginner students or advanced, sharing the relevance of something like the Romantic Ballet era is essential to understanding ballet history and how it affected and shaped ballet from there on. Below is a brief overview, some basic information and class content to get you started and share with your ballet dancers. Hopefully it can also help inspire some lesson planning and curriculum development for the dance season ahead......

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5 PLYOMETRIC EXERCISES TO CONDITION DANCERS

Conditioning programs for dancers should be an essential part of any training program. Along with regular technique classes, “cross training” will help provide increased cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and endurance benefits. It will also increase core strength and muscle tone and will help dancers in all areas of their body awareness....

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IS SOLID TECHNIQUE ENOUGH ANYMORE?

Dance’s representation on T.V. has helped make great strides for the world of dance in terms of recognition and respect, without a doubt. It has allowed young dancers to see dreams realized as well as the hard work, dedication and rejection which goes along with the territory. While it has opened up dance for the greater community, there is a troubling, double edged sword which leaves little to be desired.

 It seems this little part of the dance world has people believing that if you are not well versed in tricks, acro and gymnastics, there is little to no room for you in the professional dance world anymore..........

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