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October 11, 2016

Tips to improve balance for adult ballet dancers…..

Having good balance in ballet is as essential as breathing. However unlike breathing, it doesn’t just happen! Your body needs to learn specific techniques to develop […]
September 5, 2016

Should your head or your heart lead the way in ballet?

Do Pirouettes feel like the enemy? Maybe a balance in arabesque makes you feel queasy. Perhaps the request for expression makes you want to run for […]
September 5, 2016

Tips to improve balance for adult ballet dancers

Having good balance in ballet is as essential as breathing. However unlike breathing, it doesn’t just happen! Your body needs to learn specific techniques to develop […]
August 9, 2016

The How and Why of Warming Up for your Adult Ballet Class…

Warming up; it’s a term we all know and an activity that we may or may not engage in to varying degrees on a weekly basis. […]
July 10, 2016

10 Questions For …Belle McDonagh, Teacher, Elancé Adult Ballet School

1. As an adult, how has ballet training changed for you? Ballet training as an adult is a vastly different experience to training when younger. There […]
May 30, 2016

“What Adult Ballet Means to Me….”

I think anyone who has seen ballet dancers in action would appreciate the physicality of ballet. The dancers leap across the stage, spin around a hundred […]
May 2, 2016

Travelling overseas? Pack your ballet shoes!

I am writing this from Heathrow airport, waiting to board a plane to Melbourne following a week in London on a work trip. Usually I return […]
March 15, 2016

Teacher Talk

Teacher Talk: What makes a good adult ballet student (and what are our “pet peeves”)? To understand what defines a “good” adult ballet student, we approached the […]
February 25, 2016

Adult Ballet – Is it for me?

There is a genuine “buzz” around current opportunities for adults in ballet. For the uninitiated though, there is still a great deal of mystery surrounding the […]