Tag Archives: Ballet

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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The Importance of Epaulement

It describes the elegant sweep of Irina Dvorovenko’s neck, it can mean the subtle difference between automaton and artist—and without … Continue reading

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Dealing With Double Casting

The first time I ever danced with a partner onstage was as the second-cast lead Reed Flute in my local … Continue reading

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