To the untrained eye, all ballet dancers appear to be doing the same type of steps and movements, but they really aren’t all doing the same thing. While all ballet may look the same, there are actually different styles of ballet. Each style has specific characteristics that make it unique.
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When thinking about favorite holidays, the traditional holidays probably come to mind – Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July – but there is one “holiday” that is often overlooked. That holiday (or in this case a month of recognition) is National Ocean Month.
Take a look behind the curtain and see how Russian Ballet has influenced American Ballet that you can see in action with Ballet Arizona.
Have you ever wondered what goes into casting a ballet? We recently interviewed our in-house choreographer Ib Andersen to give you a behind the scenes look.
If you’re planning on attending an upcoming ballet performance by Ballet Arizona, we can’t wait to welcome you. If it’s your first ballet performance as an attendee, you may have some lingering questions. It is our hope that this blog will answer some of those questions and get you excited about the experience.
Ballet is an art form known for its rigorous technique, flowing and precise movements, lithe aesthetics, and ethereal qualities. Even if you are a non-dancer, there are many ways to appreciate ballet!
From their beautiful movements to their polished appearance, ballet dancers are the epitome of grace. But have you ever wondered how they get their hair to stay so perfect? We asked company dancer, Amber Lewis to show us how she makes the perfect ballet bun.
At any classical ballet school across the country, you’ll adhere to a curriculum designed to enhance your classical ballet technique. You might learn any combination of classical ballet movements, postures, positions, and history. Each ballet school is different and offers a unique community for dancers to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet.
This year instead of giving one of the traditional Mother’s Day gifts of flowers and chocolates, why not give a unique gift that will create memories that will last a lifetime?
George Balanchine also known as “The Father of American Ballet” is arguably one of the most influential people in ballet as we know it today.