Ballet

Background Ballerinas

You’ve finally been cast in Coppélia, and you’re thrilled! Before the show, you spend extra time on your hair andMore »

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The Truth About Turnout

Turnout—a combination of rotational flexibility and the strength to properly hold that rotation—is the foundation of ballet. But it’s alsoMore »

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On-Point Pirouettes

Whenever I watch a ballet, I’m mesmerized when a dancer whips out perfect pirouettes. The magic of successful turns mystifiesMore »

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Ballet Pantomime

In traditional productions of The Sleeping Beauty, when the evil Carabosse crashes the party celebrating Princess Aurora’s birth, she doesMore »

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Inside The Vaganova Academy

The Vaganova Ballet Academy, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, is nearly as old as ballet itself. Through the centuries, czarsMore »

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A Peek Inside the Beijing Dance Academy

Beijing is an early-to-rise kind of city, and the students at the Beijing Dance Academy are no exception. At 6:30More »

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