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 #003 – Spinal Mobility

After being asked by so many parents and students (adults and children!) for take home exercises that target certain areas, I thought I’d start a ‘homework’ post that documents what we’ve focused on fortnightly. This new initiative is to help everyone become more balanced ballerinas! Any questions, please ask via social media or comment below… […]

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Basic (but important!) Pointe Shoe Tips

Taking care of your pointe shoes means taking care of your feet. Pointe shoes are expensive and you only get one set of feet in this life! Here’s some basic (but important!) tips for your pointe shoes… Sew with strong cotton! When it comes to sewing your pointe shoe ribbons and elastics, ordinary cotton doesn’t […]

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