TBB Homework #11 – Ballerina Tools!

Oooo we’re getting into the double digits now! Homework post number eleven! People are often asking what my favourite ‘tools’ and stretching aids are, so I thought I’d share my current top four. Watch the video for a quick demonstration and read the details below for links to purchase or find these bits and pieces. […]

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TBB Homework #10: What steps to expect (at the barre) during your first ballet lesson…

A bit different to my usual ‘homework’ posts, because it will most likely suit someone who hasn’t started their ballet journey yet… but I wanted to do something different to celebrate the tenth homework post! _______________ So, it’s your first ballet lesson tomorrow. Not sure what to expect? This should help. I’ve purposefully only shown […]

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TBB Homework #009 – Let’s chat about pirouettes…

Previous TBB Homework… Simple exercises to improve arabesque! Backs and Breathing! _________ This weeks homework is easy, because all you have to do is have a read!  There’s no at-home exercises or tutorials to follow. We’re just going to have a chat about pirouettes… What is a pirouette? A pirouette is a turn or spin* […]

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How I improved my eczema (AND gut, mood, sleep).

A little different to my usual posts, so let me start by prefacing with the following; Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Fact: I suffered from SUPER bad eczema and tried EVERYTHING. Also fact: I don’t anymore. Yay. As a ballet teacher, your […]

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TBB Homework #008 – Simple exercises to improve your arabesque!

Previous TBB Homework… Core Spinal Mobility Pre-Pointe Exercises Posture Back To Ballet (follow along barre!) Backs & Breathing ________________ This weeks ‘homework’ is three simple exercises that will improve your back strength, which results in lovelier arabesques, grande allegro and adage! There’s only three simple movements. Thoracic Squeeze – pop one hand over the other, […]

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Open Ballet Class Etiquette

Entering a ballet class can be an interesting experience. You quickly learn there are so many unwritten rules! Few sports or activities mimic the sanctity of a ballet studio. As a newbie you could be very overwhelmed as you quickly start learning the in’s and out’s of whats acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in a ballet […]

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TBB HOMEWORK #006 – Backs & Breathing

Previous TBB Homework… Core Spinal Mobility Pre-Pointe Exercises Posture Back To Ballet (follow along barre!) ___________________________ FOCUS: Backs  & Breathing “Proper phrasing of the breathe adds fullness to the movement…” – Joan Lawson I believe that talking about ‘backs’ and ‘breathing’ together is a good combination because both need to work simultaneously and harmoniously. About […]

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TBB HOMEWORK #005 – Back to Ballet

Previous TBB Homework… Core Spinal Mobility Pre-Pointe Exercises Posture ________________________________ FOCUS: Back to Ballet! It’s a new year and everyone is already back into the swing of classes! But are you feeling a little out of shape, alignment or practise?   After many requests, I finally got around to making a little ‘follow along’ video […]

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