Tag Archives: Ballet

School Buzz: Musical Theather at The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory Launches Musical Theater Dance Intensive Are you a Broadway-baby-to-be? Head to Beantown this summer for The Boston … Continue reading

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How to Dance in a Tutu

Shortly after joining San Francisco Ballet at 16, I wore my first real tutu: a gorgeous white number for George … Continue reading

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Web Bonus: Tutu Care

(Click here to check out “How to Dance in a Tutu.”) Cleaning the skirt: Don’t get the netting or the … Continue reading

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Background Ballerinas

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

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Mastering the Vaganova technique

Precision. Quiet power. Controlled strength. Regal carriage. Vaganova-trained dancers are easy to spot: Their technique is deeply internalized and their … Continue reading

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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 also … Continue reading

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