A Show of Hands

You’re at the ballet, and a dancer catches your eye. She’s got strength, charisma and a beautiful movement quality—but there’sMore »

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Wrap Artist

Sur le cou-de-pied (French for “on the neck of the foot”) can be so confusing. Sometimes it’s wrapped. Sometimes it’sMore »

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The Ins and Outs of Sickling and Winging

We’ve all seen that photo: an otherwise lovely dancer, posed in first arabesque, with a glaring blemish at the endMore »

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On Balance: How to Nail Long Balances

Few things top that jaw-dropping moment when a ballerina hits a balance—and just stays. And when you’re over your legMore »

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Breathtaking Bourrées

When I was a young ballet student, I used to pop in my favorite video of Giselle and quickly fast-forwardMore »

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Partnering for Newbies

You’re at a summer intensive, taking your first pas de deux class—ever. Your palms sweat as you grasp your partner’sMore »

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