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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 »
Improving Basic Ballet Positions For Ballet Split Leaps by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:01pm What ballet movements and ballet positions will result in clean accurate split leaps? The first exercise at the ballet barre, demi and grand plie, your posture, the placement of your weight and the strength of your turnout, is the foundation of your ballet positions and ballet movements. Your split leaps, and even fancier allegro depends on it. ... Read on »
Learn Ballet Arm Positions and Improve Your Ballet Technique by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 31 Jan 2010 1:35pm Correct and elegant ballet arm positions depend on correct spinal posture, correct hold on the turnout, and correct placement of feet on the floor (and knee positions, if you are hyper-extended). It sounds complex, but ballet body posture is natural and allows for relaxed movements of the neck, head and arms. Following are a few tips so that you ... 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 Pointe Shoes Depend On You Building Strength and Understanding Ballet Technique by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:57pm Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are preferred by some dancers. The shank does not wear out, and the platform and box are built so that they will not soften and allow the dancer to go up and down from flat to pointe while sickling the ankle. The most common ballet injury is a sprained ankle, so this is a helpful shoe. Of course, not every spra ... Read on »
The Best Ballet Wear in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:29pm Traditional ballet teachers can seem fussy about the dress code in their studios. There is a reason for this. When a teacher is looking over a class in motion, visual clutter needs to be at a minimum. Black leotards and pink tights are a good uniform landscape for the teacher. The black of the leotard emphasizes the line of the ... Read on »
Ballet Positions, Use of the Eyes in Ballet Training and Revealing Your Talent by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:36pm Ballet dancers don't usually think like other entertainers. They don't think in terms of "sell yourself". Belief in talent starts inwardly for a ballet dancer. All the long years of training, enduring corrections from good teachers and criticism from less nurturing teachers shows belief in one's talent. How to mesmerize your audience is a quality s ... Read on »
Adult Ballet Brings the Ethereal and the Grounded Together With Ballet Exercises by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:36pm A common response to why adults seek ballet as an exercise to reduce stress, anxiety, or feeling spaced out, is "to get a sense of my body". Ballet is ethereal, yet taking adult ballet classes is a great way to get grounded. If you take the big step and find a dance studio that provides adult ballet classes, how do you prepare yourself? F ... Read on »
Tampa Bay Ballet Performance of "An Evening at the Ballet" March, 21st by Lindsay L. Posted Tue 17 Feb 2009 11:14am An Evening At The Ballet March 21st 2009 Including classical and original choreography of.... Women's Work Gypsy Interlude Arrival La Bayadere Variations Please join us for Tampa Bay Ballet's first performance which is to be held at the Dunedin Community Center, Saturday, March 21st 2009 at 7:30 pm. Dunedin Commun ... Read on »
Going Back to Ballet Classes - Join the Adult Ballet Dancers! by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 10 Apr 2009 11:00pm Recently I've talked to older dancers who want to get back to ballet classes after five, ten and even 27 years! Good for them! Ballet is excellent fitness, excellent exercise, and if approached with patience by a healthy adult with experience, or an adult beginner, artistic fulfillment can be achieved too. The most fun part of reading all the ... Read on »