Although there are multiple ways you can break in your pointe shoes, Fabiola Ambrosio, faculty member and Upper Division Coordinator for the School of Ballet Arizona, shows us how she does it.
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There are many types of ballet turns, each having their own unique quality that stuns the audience and exhibits the dancer’s incredible athleticism. From pirouettes to fouettés, we’ve listed the most popular ballet turns that will have you spinning with enthusiasm.
From improved brain function to increased endurance, ballet can have multiple positive effects on an athlete’s career. We’ll discuss some of the unexpected benefits below.
Today, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular ballet performances in the world. But you may be surprised that critics in the 1800s and composer Pytor Tchaikovsky would’ve never predicted this. Here are some additional facts about The Nutcracker ballet you may not know.
The Nutcracker ballet is based on two tales: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by German author E.T.A. Hoffman and a French version of this tale, The Nutcracker of Nuremburg, written by Alexander Dumas Pere.
If listening to Waltz of the Flowers doesn’t make you want to get up and waltz around the room, we don’t know what else will. This music is very graceful and symbolizes the splendor and grandeur of the Kingdom of the Sweets with hints of flute, bassoons, horns and a variety of other instruments.
Whether you’re just starting out or not, learning a new dance style is beneficial in so many ways. Research has found that dance is not only good for you physically, but mentally as well. It also improves creativity, boosts mood and keeps your brain sharp. Ready to get moving? Here are a few of our favorite adult dance lessons in the Valley.
You may be familiar with basic ballet terms such as plié or pirouette, but have you heard the term chassé? With so many different poses and positions to learn in ballet, it’s typical for newcomers to feel a little overwhelmed. However, with a little bit of practice and dedication, we’re confident you’ll catch on in no time.
Stretching is the best way to warm up your muscles before any type of exercise. It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to ballet or a seasoned pro, every dancer should begin with a few stretches to loosen up before class, rehearsal, or a performance.
There are many unexpected benefits of ballet classes for kids beyond the obvious technique side of it. Here’s what we found with our students.