Category Archives: Education

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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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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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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Professional Class

I came across this YouTube video of the Mariinsky Ballet company class. Very interesting how fast he is able to give combinations. Amazing technique and flexibility. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTdshUKN_C0&list=WL&index=4

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No More Back Pain

Many dancers and non-dancers complain of back pain, much of it due to poor posture. As a dancer and anthropologist I found this article very interesting. http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/08/412314701/lost-posture-why-indigenous-cultures-dont-have-back-pain The posture Esther Gokhale speaks of is what dancers have used for hundreds … Continue reading

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