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Test & Improve Your Jumps

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Test & Improve Your Jumps

If only someone had told me when I was in high school that physics would help me teach dance! We've all seen those dancers who jump and seem to just hang in the air for a split moment in time before returning to the ground. Want to know how you can achieve this yourself? Well by understanding your muscles and how your body works a little bit better you can…

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Reminders for Proper Alignment

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Reminders for Proper Alignment

Once a dancer takes the stage, it is up to him or her to remember their corrections from class and apply them. Here are some reminders to help you maintain proper alignment on stage. 

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5 Elements to a Better Arabesque

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5 Elements to a Better Arabesque

Creating and maintaining a beautiful arabesque line requires strength, flexibility, counter balance, rotation, and clear port de bras. Here are some tips and exercises to help you execute your arabesque flawlessly.

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5 Habits to Take Class Like a Professional Dancer

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5 Habits to Take Class Like a Professional Dancer

At BOPPA, one of our studio values is PROFESSIONALISM. Not only does that mean that our teachers will be a model of professionalism in the classroom -- it also means that we aim to educate our students on how they can be their most professional selves, as well. 

So, for this week's blog, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the behaviors that will help our students take class like professional dancers! Share these with your student to help them reflect on how they can step up their professionalism this week: 

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Technique: Turn Out

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Technique: Turn Out

We have been talking a lot about Turn Out in our Ballet and Jazz classes recently. Exams are 2 months away and our students are working hard on perfecting their technique, including turn out. During our conversations we've spoken about...

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Technique: The Art of Ballet Hands

Technique: The Art of Ballet Hands

If you've attended one of my dance classes you'll know that hands, in particular thumbs (or lego hands!) drive me a little bit crazy. So naturally when I came across this blog post on the Energetiks website I had to share it with you all ;)