TBB Homework #12 – Effective Splits Routine

Previous TBB Homework includes; Ballerina Tools What steps to expect at your first lesson… Pirouettes Improve your arabesque! ________________ I know some of you are very excited about this one because it’s probably the most requested! This video is for anyone wanting to improve their splits and apply some focus and thought behind their stretching […]

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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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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 #004 – Ballerina Core

Previous TBB Homework… Posture Pre-Pointe Exercises Spinal Mobility _____________________________________________ FOCUS: CORE A dancer will hear the words ‘core’ and ‘centre’ many (many!) times during their training. So it’s probably best we understand it properly! Classical ballet revolves entirely around core strength to execute the correct technique with control, grace and balance. This is why dancers […]

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