A Beginner’s Guide to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

A Beginner’s Guide to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

You probably recognize the famous music, but how much do you really know about the famous ballet, Swan Lake? Here is an overview of this beautiful ballet: Background The world’s favorite classical ballet, Swan Lake was first composed in 1875 and still remains one of...
The History of the Nutcracker

The History of the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet has been widening young eyes for over one hundred years. With spectacular visuals and beautiful music, The Nutcracker is a holiday staple for many dancers and spectators alike. We’re probably all familiar with the story of the Nutcracker, but do...
5 Things to Know Before Starting Pointe

5 Things to Know Before Starting Pointe

Many ballet dancers dream of one day dancing “en pointe” or on point. Dancing on point is a major goal for a ballerina, but beginning pointe classes is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many factors that play into a ballerina’s ability to succeed at...
Determining Proper Class Placement

Determining Proper Class Placement

At Dance Classics of Murfreesboro, we want our dancers to be successful and to improve. Our ultimate goal is to have dancers with superb technique, excellent musicality, proper alignment, flexibility, ability to absorb and apply choreography quickly, and high...
Ballet Technique is a Dancer’s Strong Foundation

Ballet Technique is a Dancer’s Strong Foundation

Becoming a dancer is like building a house. You must start with a strong foundation. This strong foundation must support the structure, enabling one to add walls, a roof, and all the interesting interior elements such as furniture and decor. Over time there must be...