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Busting Myths about Masculinity in Ballet

When someone says “ballet,” odds are the first images that pop into your head are tights and tutus. For years, our society has positioned ballet as …

Happy Anniversary, Ballet for Adults! | Ballet for Adults

As we are celebrating our one year anniversary of owning Ballet For Adults, we would like to share our accomplishments and our goals for the future. …

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5 Reasons Every Dad Should Take Ballet

When you learn you are about to be a father, most guys immediately start thinking about the million-and-one things they need to do over the next 18 …

Ballet Style: 3 Trends For The Studio

Ballet students are typically expected to follow a strict dress code. Adult ballet students have a little more leeway. If the traditional leotard …

25 Ballet Books, Films, and Media To Binge On This Summer

During my teen years, my second home (besides the studio), was the library. I immersed myself in ballet culture: memoirs, how-to’s, encyclopedic …

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3 Cross-Training Tips For Ballet Dancers

Ballet is a wonderfully challenging form of exercise. But what else do you do to stay fit when you’re not in the studio? Jog at sunrise? Or do you …

Ballet Is Woman: Supporting Real Women In a Rarefied Art Form

George Balanchine was famously quoted saying, “ballet is woman”. He believed in the strength and seductive style female dancers brought to the stage. …

Teacher Talk: Gloria Buckley Ewerz

‘<p><i>Gloria Buckley Ewerz teaches Adult Ballet at Dallas Ballet Center in Dallas, TX. She has been teaching for over 20 years. I had the chance to talk</i> …

10 Awkward Moments and How to Handle Them

Just so we’re clear, none of the following are life-or-death situations. But we’ve all had an awkward moment in ballet class. Adults especially tend …

Teacher Talk: Fleming Lomax

Fleming Lomax is a dancer and teacher with the Asheville Ballet. She has been teaching adult ballet since 1992.<p>Solo performance<p><b>BL: When and where did</b> …

Teacher Talk: Kristin Klade

Kristin Klade has been teaching adult ballet at Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth for a year.<p><b>BL: When and where did you start dancing?</b><p>KK: I started …

Morning, Noon, and Night: When To Go To Ballet Class

When do you go to class? Perhaps your flexible schedule has allowed you to try different class times. If not, consider the pros and cons of going to …

3 Simple Balance Checks for Center Work

If grand leaps and high extensions are not exactly on your agenda, you’re not alone. It is far more beneficial for an adult student to focus on their …

5 Reasons To Try Adult Ballet Class

Adult Ballet Class is geared to students 18 and older who are interested in learning ballet for recreation. Students are typically beginners who have …

Ballet Class 101

Adult ballet class is where you learn the basics of ballet. There is no need to feel insecure if you’re new to ballet. The purpose of an adult ballet …

C&O is on the rise with stand-up work stations

Just as Linda finishes the details on a new stand up desk, the Wall Street Journal publishes an article on the very subject. Are you reading this …

10 Healthy Pre-Class Meals For Dancers

You should never go to class on an empty stomach; you should also never go to class with a gut full of the wrong stuff. Selecting healthy meals and …

5 Muscular Hot Spots That Affect Dancers

Different sports and athletic activities engage different muscles in the body. Since ballet requires immense lower body strength, ballet dancers tend …

Body Talk: 4 Therapeutic Strategies for Dancers

Ballet is a total body workout. Regardless of age or ability, every student experiences a degree of fatigue or discomfort as a result of their …

The Dance of the Iconic Swan

What is your Swan Song? Odette’s variation is a devotional dance of transformation and its mastery lies in the perpetual story of the dancer’s own …

When the Stage Calls

Chances are that as an adult dancer the curtain to performing on stage has been closed for quite some time now, besides the occasional supernumerary …

Christopher Hird Redesigns Adult Ballet at Sarasota Ballet School

Floridian adult ballet dancers have had a reason to celebrate since Christopher Hird became Director of Education at The Sarasota Ballet in July …

Prepare for a Revolution

Just when we thought pointe shoe construction couldn’t get any more personal, enter the age of 3D printing. Imagine using a machine to scan a …

18 Confessions of Adult Ballet Dancers

• We want to improve just as much as school aged students and professionals.<br>• More than the exercise, it’s the artistry of ballet that drives us to …