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I Want To Be A Ballerina - But I Need More Time At The Ballet Academy by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 10:04am Finding a way to balance school requirements and the time needed at the ballet academy is frustrating for many young ballerinas and boys in ballet. Parents worry if grades drop and use dance classes as currency for academic improvement. What are the alternatives for getting a good education and still putting the time into classical dance training ... Read on »
A Young Man That Dances — Exclusive Interview with Garrett Smith, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy and HB II Graduate by Nichelle S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 May 2009 10:46pm Garrett Smith; photo by Trent Nelson At 20 years old, Garrett Smith is a recent graduate of Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy and already an accomplished performer and choreographer. As a member of Houston Ballet II, Houston Ballet’s pre-professional company, he has toured internationally to places like Budapest and Japan. In addition ... Read on »
Ballet Positions, Ballet Techniques and Ballet Movements by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 14 Nov 2008 9:37am There are many many books and ebooks published on ballet positions, ballet movements and ballet techniques. If you are a new ballet student, how do know what you are looking at? Which ones might you choose to learn from? There are different ballet techniques. Which one is right for you? Will you get dance injuries if you practice ballet positions t ... Read on »
Protégés II by Selly Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:46pm RBS students performing Frederick Ashton's Birthday Offering in the 2006 inaugural performance of Protégés Protégés II starts tonight. Basically, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Paris Opera Ballet School (POB), Royal Ballet School of England (RBS), and the School of American Ballet (SAB) sent groups of their best students be ... Read on »
Ballet Is Difficult - Prevent Injuries in Your Classical Ballet Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:25pm It is no secret that ballet is difficult. Years of training are carefully planned so that you can prevent injuries and get optimum results from the clever planning that professional teams of teachers assess and re-assess for their students. If you do not understand something in your ballet classes, communicating is necessary. Never be af ... Read on »
Ballet Barre Workouts With Some Tips For The Adult Ballet Beginner by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 3:21pm Ballet barre work is a wonderfully configured full body workout. If this were not so, you would not see so many trade marked workouts for Pilates, core muscle training, "booty" trimming, and many more, with "ballet barre" in the name. But it is all good, literally. If you are an adult ballet beginner and have chosen classical dance technique t ... Read on »
Parent Volunteers Can Help With Natural Stage Fright Before Ballet Recitals by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:02pm Parent volunteers for ballet recitals are the support every ballet academy needs. Sewing tutus, dyeing pointe shoes, help in the dressing room with hair and makeup, are the many tasks that need to be done. The excitement of performing sometimes becomes fear - a natural stage fright that some children need help with. If your young balleri ... Read on »
The Technical Cornerstone Or Key To Advancing In Classical Ballet by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:02pm If a student of classical ballet has a reasonably suitable physique, a reputable ballet school, and access to at least two classes per week, what might be the key to advancing faster? Is there a technical cornerstone that builds strength and supports the progress of the finer details? If your ballet teacher outlined a customized instruct ... Read on »
Gracing the Stage — My Interview with Houston Ballet’s Joseph Walsh by Nichelle S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Sep 2009 10:26pm Joseph Walsh in Stanton Welch' s Swan Lake // Photo: Amitava Sarkar I do a bit of writing and reviewing in Houston and it has been my pleasure to have the opportunity to interview some of the area’s finest dance talent. I don’t always cross-post my stuff here but when I get to talk with someone about their training and experiences, I like ... Read on »
The Big Dance World And Professional Ballet Dancing by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 5:43pm You are between fifteen and twenty years old and you have suddenly decided that only professional ballet dancing is for you. It is your passion and excludes all else. What are you going to do? Which ballet academy will you choose? Will this dance studio accept you as a serious student? Will you ever dance in pointe shoes? You are in a very vulner ... Read on »