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One Thing I Know for Sure

By | January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It's been a while since I penned (typed?) my thoughts here... way too long - but there has been a nagging thought in my head for the past 2 months and I would really like to share it with you [...]

#maintain

By | December 14th, 2018|Technique|

Most athletes - professional or not so professional - know that they need a time to rest and recuperate from months of training and pushing their bodies to the limits and beyond. But in this rest lies the danger of [...]

When the Vision in my Head comes to Life

By | June 25th, 2018|Inspirational|

In November 2016, as the curtain fell on my first ever studio show, I vowed "Never again!" as did my husband who graciously danced his debut with me in that show. His declaration stuck - mine didn't. And before I [...]

New Year New Challenge

By | January 8th, 2018|Ballet, Inspirational|

I think it is a perefectly natural human reaction when a year is drawing to a close: we reflect on what is past - usually with a little regret and definitely some relief - but we also look forward in [...]

The Anatomy of a Pointe Shoe & How it should Fit

By | October 25th, 2017|Ballet|

Now that you know all about the humble beginnings of the pointe shoe... and a few hundred years of perfecting shape and fit have passed, let's take a look at the anatomy of the pointe shoe, the various manufacturers and what [...]

The Evolution of the Pointe Shoe – from Marie to Misty

By | October 11th, 2017|Ballet, History|

Ask any Ballerina of any age or stage of dancing what it is she wants to do most, the answer will be "dance on Pointe". But what is the point and how did it all start?   Lithograph of [...]

Why an Adult Dancer Should Do Exams and Shows

By | August 31st, 2017|Ballet, Inspirational|

Many Adult dancers return to the ballet studio with trepidation. Their childhood memories of ballet (or any form of dance) are clouded by the scathing remarks and dream destroying comments made thoughtlessly by a teacher.  Alot of the students who [...]

Friday Fun

By | August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Women’s Day Inspiration

By | August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Practice Makes Perfect

By | July 18th, 2017|Ballet, Technique|

An adult ballet dancer faces many challenges:juggling work and family schedules to coincide with class times; sometimes University exams and sick children prevent the adult dancer making it to class or other engagements result in missed classes. And then there's [...]

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