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I’m bringing up 2 main questions here: What do you think is cool about ballet? How should it be highlighted to let others know how cool it is?
Danny and Sylvain are awesome guys and great dancers. They're twins, both started ballet at 18 years old, currently dance with Coriolis Dance, and guested with Ballet Northwest for our Nutcracker. They also perform throughout the burlesque scene. Really interesting guys!
In order to vote for BalletForMen.com as one of the Top Dance Blogs of 2010, please leave a comment on this post below. It is quite simple, just something to say that you believe this is one of the best ballet blogs of 2010. Thank you. Dance Advantage is a great dance site, running a [...]
What are the large-scale benefits? It may be easy for you to recognize how dance benefits your own life, but how does dance benefit everyone else? How does dance benefit the rest of society?
3 years ago this month, I took my first ballet class. I was 25 years old. What can you do when you start ballet at 25 years old? This post is a little bit of recap about what has happened in the past 3 years. I very easily could have been mad about not starting [...]
There have been a lot of great comments about how to get people into dance over on Pas de Trois at Dancing3.com. I’ll agree that one of the challenges of getting new people into appreciating dance, is to try and expose them to what they might be interested in. I believe that it helps to [...]
As an adult male beginner, there were a lot of things that I had to learn. I feel like I’m still a slow learner, so one of the most important qualities I think a teacher can have is understanding. It is important for teachers to be fairly...Show More Summary
This article is part of a collaboration project that I am working on with Henrik from Tights And Tiaras and Catherine from 4dancers. We are working together on “Pas de Trois” at dancing3.com. Each week we will present a question or issue pertaining to the dance world. We’ll foster a discussion on the topic and [...]
Hey readers! We’ve got an exciting new Dance site starting up this week. This is a project that Catherine at 4dancers, Henrik at Tights and Tiaras, and I have been preparing for a little while now. Through Pas de Trois, we hope to get a lot of positive discussions started about dance. Each week we’ll [...]
Flexibility was one of my many concerns when I started to take ballet. When we think of ballet dancers, we tend to picture extremely flexible people with their leg somewhere we’ve never imagined it could reach. I thought I was too old to get the splits. Show More Summary
Tanner and D both dance at different studios in the area. They come by occasionally to take some partnering classes. We got together after class to see how it was for them when they got started in ballet.
When you decide to start taking ballet, you’ll be excited to start learning what you can. Outside of class you may be looking for resources to study up. There aren’t many books geared toward the brand new ballet student. A lot of books are advanced enough to confuse or intimidate the new beginner. Show More Summary
Yesterday was the first Boys’ Creative Dance class of the summer at my local studio. This is a class that I am teaching for elementary school aged boys. We offer it for free, in order to encourage boys and parents to take interest. You should be glad to hear that the first class was a great success. Show More Summary
A dance journal is a helpful tool for either the beginner or the advanced dancer. It is a good habit to develop a practice of reflecting on your dance improvement. Dance journals can also be a good reference for yourself. I’m going to tell you a little bit about how to keep an effective dance journal, and then you will be able to form a practice that works for you.
Thanks to Twitter user "DoctorDancebelt" for posting this link to an article on Maxim online. Maxim is the ultimate "dude" magazine, meaning it is all about scantily clad attractive women and "college humor." I'm not a reader (I prefer Esquire, the jokes are funnier), but I was interested to read what Sports Column blogger Joshua David Stein had to say about ballet.
I've been going to graduate school (for teaching) and performing as Von Rothbart in Swan Lake. This has kept me pretty busy. One of my professors suggested I write a short response to a book that we read, "Releasing The Imagination" by Maxine Greene. Show More Summary
Ballet takes an intense amount of training, taking years to develop proficient skill. Because of this, ballet is often considered to be reserved for those who start at a very young age, maintaining steady training, and retiring at a young age. Show More Summary
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Sheri_ls on Twitter posted a link to this great article where a football (soccer) fan shares his experience visiting the Royal Ballet. The article brings up some great points and is a great look at the athleticism required to take part in professional dance.
I recently performed in the Metro Dance Festival in Tacoma. Dance festivals are a great way to meet new people. We had a fun time hanging out with the guys from Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma, and we talked a bit about how we got into ballet...