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Is Ballet Too Disciplined For My Child?

Posted on: 01 Oct 2019
Your child wants to dance. She is dancing around the house and you want to enroll them in a class. Ballet is a beautiful style of dance and watching younger children leap across the floor may be one of the greatest joys in life. However ballet is also a very disciplined style of dance.  Some say that kids shouldn’t be disciplined in dance class too early because it takes their time to be a kid and run around outside.  Developing discipline is not a bad thing for a kid to learn as...

When To Start Pointe Classes?

Posted on: 01 Sep 2019
How do you know when to start pointe class? Knowing when to start pointe requires many factors. Age: The suggested age to start pointe is around 11 or 12 years. This is usually recommended instead of 9 or 10 because the growth of the foot is complete around this age. Having a child start before they are ready usually has less to do with actual bone and joint damage (although this may happen) and more to do with an proper range of motion, strength and stability. It is recommended to be ...

Ballet: The Foundation to Dance?

Posted on: 01 Aug 2019
Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet? Both parents that have children that are new to dance and with those that have had some dance training ask “which dance class should my child take?”  Ballet is the answer to that question. In other skills in life you may have noticed that there are things you need to learn first that make learning other things easier. Learning piano makes it easier to learn another instrument. Learning one language helps you find similarities learning the next ...

Types of Ballet Shoes

Posted on: 03 Feb 2016
Did you know there are different kinds of ballet shoes? When the average person on the street thinks “Ballet,” the first thing in mind is usually a pair of pointe shoes, but as any ballet mom knows, there is so much more. So here’s your primer on the three different kinds of ballet shoes. Split Sole Shoes Any ballerina not on pointe will be wearing ballet slippers of some kind, but the first question is whether to get full sole or split sole shoes. So what is a split sole...

A History Of Ballet (as Told by a Mad Lib)

Posted on: 11 Nov 2015
Print and share with your friends! Ballet began in Italy in the 15th century as part of (1)__________(noun) celebrations. By the 16th century, it had moved to (2)__________(place) where it began to grow more formalized, and by the 17th century, King (3)__________(name) XIV of France, a dancer himself, fully standardized the art form and helped (4)__________(verb) it into a professional craft rather than an (5)__________(adjective) dance style. Opera ballets flourished until the ...
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