Category Archives: Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet School

“Don’t stiffen up, Victoire! Bend your legs. Allez! You have to stretch and bend. You are tense. Breathe, smile, concentrate! … Continue reading

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Banish Bad Barre Behavior

Have you ever done a gorgeous développé at the barre while holding on so hard your knuckles turned white—then become … Continue reading

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Breeze Through Your Brise!

The Bluebird variation in Sleeping Beauty is always a crowd pleaser. After a pas de deux with Princess Florine, the … Continue reading

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Pointe Shoes 101

I slept in my first pair of pointe shoes. At least, I tried to sleep in them. I actually woke … Continue reading

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Triumph Over Double Tours

It’s the end of the variation and you’ve just finished two minutes of jumping and turning that would make even … Continue reading

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Men On Pointe

For girls brought up on The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, donning a pair of pointe shoes is a rite of … Continue reading

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