Category Archives: Ballet

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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Perfect Your Italian Fouettes

Mastering consecutive Italian fouettés can feel like a monumental challenge, but every dancer who wants a principal role in classics … Continue reading

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Arabesque Advice

Despite starting ballet as a toddler, training at the schools of both Boston Ballet and National Ballet of Canada and … Continue reading

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Tips from Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel from The Ballet Companion

Pirouette Tips from Gillian Murphy Don’t move your front heel before you turn. Push off with both legs, but keep … Continue reading

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