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How a Ballet Class Works

How a Ballet Class Works

Ever wonder what you do in a ballet class? Get prepared with this guide that breaks it down, section by section, for dancers new and old alike!
How to Do Stage Makeup for Ballet

How to Do Stage Makeup for Ballet

Have a ballet performance coming up? Then you'll need to know how to do your own stage makeup. Check out this guide for step by step photos and explanations on makeup!
Common Foot Problems in Ballet

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Any ballet dancer knows that foot problems are never far out of sight. Learn about common foot issues from blisters to bunions and how to combat them with this guide!
Pas de Deux Tips for Girls

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One of the biggest parts of ballet, pas de deux can be tough. Learn the basics with handy and simple tips listed in this guide, written especially with girls in mind!
Audition Tips for Ballet Dancers

Audition Tips for Ballet Dancers

Nervous about that upcoming intensive audition? Trying to get a foot in the door with your favorite ballet company? Check out these tips on making your best impression!
How to Use a Dance Journal

How to Use a Dance Journal

For dancers of all levels of ballet, a journal can be a super useful tool. Learn how to get started and use your journal effectively with this guide for all dancers.
Pas de Deux Tips for Guys

Pas de Deux Tips for Guys

One of the biggest parts of ballet, pas de deux can be tough. Learn the basics with handy and simple tips listed in this guide, written especially with guys in mind!
Nutrition for Dancers

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Ballet is rigorous in both its physical requirements and the energy it takes to do. Learn how to eat right and stay healthy with this guide on nutrition for dancers!
Common Ballet Creatures

Common Ballet Creatures

Every ballet has a magical creature woven in somewhere. Learn the most common creations and the stories behind them with this guide on the mystical maidens of ballet!
How to Avoid Stage Accidents

How to Avoid Stage Accidents

Performing a ballet can be a risky venture. Read about common stage mishaps, how to prevent them, and what to do when they happen with this guide on stage accidents!
How to Strengthen Feet & Ankles

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Whether your ankles are super stiff or beautifully bendy, strengthening them will improve your ballet technique a ton. Learn how with these simple at-home exercises!
The Best Leotard for Your Body

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Choosing a leotard for ballet can be tough stuff. Learn the best leos for your body type in this guide, whether you have short legs or broad shoulders!
How Stress Affects Ballet

How Stress Affects Ballet

Ballet can bring on huge stress. Learn what stress does to your dancing and how to stop it with this easy to read guide on the stress hormone cortisol.
How to Do Basic Lifts for Pas de Deux

How to Do Basic Lifts for Pas de Deux 4 Comments

Want to make your ballet extra special? Learn the bare basics of three pas lifts: fish dives, shoulder sits, and supported grande jetes. Wow the audience with simple pas!
Ballet Stretches & Exercises for Sore Spots

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Ballet hurts. Learn to ease sore spots and tender muscles with simple exercises for seven parts of the body, from shin to shoulder and in between!
10 Commandments of Pre-Pro Ballet

10 Commandments of Pre-Pro Ballet

Pre-pro ballet can be a confusing and crazy world. Check out the basics with this guide, from how to handle your water break to lost & found etiquette!
How to Do Advanced Lifts in Pas de Deux

How to Do Advanced Lifts in Pas de Deux

Wow the crowds at your next ballet by learning the basics of some of the most advanced pas de deux lifts. Take on the boat, bicycle, and presage with your teacher!
How to Do Intermediate Lifts in Pas de Deux

How to Do Intermediate Lifts in Pas de Deux

Need to know some great lifts for that new ballet you're making? Check out three lifts and how to do them right with this simple guide on intermediate pas de deux lifts!
Core Muscles in Ballet

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This ballet guide will break down for you what muscles make up your core, what they do, and how to use them effectively while you dance!
Yoga for Dancers

Yoga for Dancers

Ballet requires everything, from strength to flexibility. Learn how to cross train these skills in yoga, reading about the benefits even basic yoga can give a dancer!
Massage Techniques for Ballet

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Ballet can make you super sore. This guide shows you how to release muscle tension by yourself or with a partner using simple and easy massage techniques.
How to Do Grande Jetes

How to Do Grande Jetes

Read this ballet guide for tips on doing great grande jetes. From getting your extension up to landing softly, you'll be a jete expert once you're through reading!
How to Do Hops En Pointe

How to Do Hops En Pointe

Hops en pointe are super impressive in ballets like Giselle. Need help? Learn how to hold your center, stabilize ankles and more with this guide to hops en pointe.
Myths About Ballet

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Whether you're in ballet or totally new to it, this guide covers all of the basic myths; from ballet being only for girls or the elderly, read why they're false!
Tips for Pirouettes

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Pirouettes look great in every ballet. If you're struggling to get turning, read up and learn how arms, eyes, and core muscles can take you from standing to spinning top!
How to Do Italian Fouettes

How to Do Italian Fouettes

The shock and awe of ballet, italian fouettes can be tough work. Read up and learn how your arms, momentum, and even gaze can make your fouettes flawless!
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