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...
Winter Health Tips for Dancers

Winter Health Tips for Dancers

2019 is here, which means it is time to buckle down and get serious about your New Year’s Resolutions! It may seem hard to focus on your dance career when the weather is so cold and gloomy outside, but there are so many things you can do this season to boost your...
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...
A Dancer’s Guide to Winter: 5 Helpful Tips For Warm Dance Attire

A Dancer’s Guide to Winter: 5 Helpful Tips For Warm Dance Attire

As the weather changes and the temperatures continue to drop, it can be difficult to decide what to wear each morning, especially as a dancer. Dancers must wear specific attire to class, but a leotard and tights may not keep you warm as you ride to class and scurry...
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...