Ballet

January 5, 2017

Why Starting Ballet Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

As we head into the silly season where indulging becomes the norm, it’s a good time to look forward to the New Year with a plan […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
December 2, 2015

Beginning ballet as an adult – what can you expect?

Excitement, nerves, apprehension…..these feelings are to be expected when you arrive for your first ballet class! Many adults believe that without having studied ballet in childhood, […]
October 8, 2015

Tips For The Adult Ballet Dancer To Retain Enchaînements

“HELP! I CAN’T REMEMBER THE EXERCISE!” The music is about to begin and suddenly your mind is blank! You’re part-way through an enchaînement and cannot remember […]