As all ballerinas know, there is so much more to dancing on pointe than just looking pretty dancing on your toes. In this video, The Australian Ballet spells pointe work out to us, from A-Z.
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At this time of year it is hard to find a ballet company that isn’t putting on their annual Nutcracker Production. So, how did the musical work of Tchaikovsky’s end up a Christmas essential?
Admit it, dancers... you find yourself thinking about dance even when you're not in the studio. Now, you can think about dancing when you're scrolling Instagram, too!
've been learning a lot over the past year, challenging myself, pushing boundaries and one thing I've noticed is that to grow and strive for your dreams requires taking risks, stepping outside your comfort zone, that feeling like you're going to throw up. But then...
Alongside the weekly tasks involved in running BoPPA and teaching dance classes, I also make sure I block out some Miss Dani PD (professional development) time. During that time I like to read business books, attend webinars/online trainings or find some interesting blogs to read.
Now, I'm sure if you're in some way connected to the dance industry you have seen...
I think we all find it tricky to pick up choreography at times? You might be fine in class and then you attend an audition or masterclass, throw in some nerves and you can't work out why your brain won't retain the steps!
Here are some tips from Miss Dani for picking up choreography...
As a choreographer, you are required to come up with new choreographic concepts all the time. It is important to search for inspiration in lots of different places, to keep your choreographic ideas fresh and original. Inspiration can come in the form of a conversation, a photo, a piece of fabric or your favourite poem.
The thought of becoming a "Dance Mom" can be scary...
- "I can't do their hair in a perfect bun"
- "I don't know how to use a sewing machine!"
- "A pirouette means to what...?"