Choosing a ballet coach

In the pre-professional world of ballet, having a coach can elevate your training and accelerate your progress. Coaching provides the one-on-one attention needed to fine tune technique and prepare you for competitions and auditions. Coaching is a great way to advance your training, but the key is finding the right coach.

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‘Tis the virtual season

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I love how ballet companies are not letting 2020 get them down and they are finding way to keep the Nutcracker tradition alive! Here are some ways to get your Nutcracker magic and some beautiful photos to inspire you!

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HAPPY WORLD BALLET DAY

Sending all you Balletomanes a Happy World Ballet Day! I was happy to spend some time today reflecting on the love I have for our art form, and the many wonderful memories and friends I have made along the way. Here are some of those memories. I hope they conjure up nice ones for you, too!

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The best of the best | YAGP FINALISTS

The regional competitions take place all over the world, over a period of many months. The highest scoring dancers are invited to compete in the finals. If you want to watch the best young dancers in the world, check out this seven minute video showcasing the category winners from the 2019 YAGP Finals.

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Hi, Balletomanes! Hope everyone’s transition back to the studios is going well. Here are some beautiful photos that inspired me this week. I love their precision and elegance. Have a great week!

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June Balletomane Calendar

Most of us are still in social-distanced classes and let’s face it: it’s hard! We miss our friends and we miss the studio. But being isolated and having a reduced scheduled does give us time to appreciate the little things in life that we usually miss due to overbooked schedules. For the month of June, I challenge you to find something beautiful to celebrate everyday!

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April Balletomane Calendar

Happy April, Balletomanes. Now more than ever, it is important to take care of your body and mind. I am happy to share with you the April edition of the Balletomane Calendar. This is a free, printable calendar filled with self-care ideas and treats cultivated to carry you through these uncertain and stressful weeks.

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Tutu Tuesday

Here are some beautiful images of what we all love and miss so dearly. I hope these images brighten your day and it won’t be long until we are all back in the studio dancing and laughing together.

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How to Pancake your Pointe Shoes

Pancake reduces the shine on pointe shoes. It gives the shoes a paler tone and extends a dancer’s line by continuing the line of the leg through to the pointed foot. It’s a subtle illusion and it can elevate your presentation.

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February Balletomane Calendar

I am happy to share the February edition. Ballet can be so hard on the body and –let’s face it, somedays ballet can make you feel insecure! The daily ideas are reminders to make time for yourself and do things that make you feel nurtured and connected.

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