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New Book on the Bolshoi Ballet

Thought some of you might be interested in the history of the Bolshoi Ballet. http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/02/08/bolshoi-confidential

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An Earful of Dance History

Wanted to share some great podcasts I found on the history of dance. If you are looking for more info on any of these dancers or topics we have a small library of books you can check out. Knowing your … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Brain Young

Just listened to this story about keeping your brain young or reverse the aging process on the brain. I thought how much dancing fits most of the key tips they offer, see if you think the same. Remember dancing is … Continue reading

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Where are the Women Choreographers

As I explain to all my male dancers ballet was started by men, however with the current ballet world being dominated by female dancers we still see men in the top rolls. Women continue to stay back stage to male … Continue reading

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Baryshnikov, Not Just a Poster

For years we have had a poster in corner 2 of one of the most recognized dancers in history, Mikhail Baryshnikov.  At 67, a true inspiration for dancers to keep dancing for life. Enjoy this story on his next adventure. … Continue reading

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Ballet Needs More Males

Here is an article pointing out some of the perks for being a male dancer. Notice one thing they did fail to mention is ballet was started by men and performed only by men for may years. Perhaps if this … Continue reading

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Warming Relations With Cuba and its Ballet

With new relations between Cuba and the US, the ballet community is hoping to see exchanges with Cuban dancers. Many Cuban dancers have come to the States to find more opportunity but want to return home with their companies. Cuba’s … Continue reading

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Misty Copeland Inspiring Diversity in Ballet Dancers

Misty Copeland is helping to break the stereotype for ballet dancers, tall, extremely-skinny and white. She has grande jeted to the top position in America’s most prestigious ballet companies, American Ballet Theater.  Here are a few recent press stories about … Continue reading

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How Sporty is Your Sport

Check out this interesting video comparing caloric expenditures between different sports. And, yes they have included dance as a sport. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/21/423901186/how-sporty-is-your-sport

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Warming Up

Many times I have to ask the dancers not to just stand there waiting for class to start but to go and warm up. But what does that mean?  I have had my warm up routine for years, and as … Continue reading

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