Blogging Ballet: Sorry, there is no DIY ballet training

A common question I\’ve gotten recently is some variation of \”What exercises can I do at home to teach myself ballet?\” Because we live in the age of YouTube and Vimeo, this seems like a pretty simple request. You can find videos teaching you exercise routines, knitting and how to install your own dishwasher. So,Continue reading “Blogging Ballet: Sorry, there is no DIY ballet training”

Blogging Ballet: Being a choreographer Part 2

Hello, and welcome to Part 2 of the series of being a choreographer. Part 1 touched on what makes a good choreographer but now we\’ll attempt to answer the question \”How do I become a choreographer?\” First of all, there\’s a big gap between becoming a choreographer and having your work show up on So YouContinue reading “Blogging Ballet: Being a choreographer Part 2”

Blogging Ballet: Being a choreographer Part 1

cho·re·og·ra·phy noun \\ˌkȯr-ē-ˈä-grə-fē\\ 1 : the art of symbolically representing dancing 2 a : the composition and arrangement of dances especially for ballet   b : a composition created by this art Merriam–Webster Dictionary (c) 2013 The question I\’ve gotten a lot lately is \”How do I become a choreographer?\” Before I get to that answer, however, it seemedContinue reading “Blogging Ballet: Being a choreographer Part 1”

What I learned from ballet (so far)

If you know me-or just read some of this blog-you know that I consider ballet the most important technique that a dancer can study. And I\’m not just biased. The foundation ballet offers is invaluable whether you go on to a professional ballet career, take up jazz, decide to be a modern dancer or whateverContinue reading “What I learned from ballet (so far)”