Category Archives: How To

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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Disco Is Stayin’ Alive!

The 1970s disco craze happened at a time when men donned heeled shoes and printed polyester shirts with oversized collars, … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary, How To

Luigi’s Legacy

From Miami to San Diego, it’s not unusual to walk into a new jazz class and still know the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Jazz

The New Nine

This month, Nine, originally on Broadway in 1982 and revived in 2003, slinks into movie theaters. All three versions are … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Musical Theater