The way you stand makes a huge impression, whether you’re in an audition or just walking down the street. Awareness of your posture will help you achieve a more engaged and gracious épaulement, project confidence and strengthen your upper back. Read on for our best tips and exercises. Two Exercises for a Strong Upper Back … More »
Whether you’re polishing choreography for your upcoming student showcase, or boosting your stamina for your summer intensive (or both!), these tips for better memory will come in handy! Better learning through oil. Yep, rosemary oil contains a compound that helps with memory formation. Understand that the first few weeks will be a struggle. Common sense … More »
Hyperextended knees are a blessing and a curse. Sure, they can help achieve a beautiful classical line, but they signify naturally loose joints, putting hypermobile dancers at greater risk of injury. And, especially when it comes to knees, hyperextended dancers can develop a tendency to “sit” into their mobility instead of learning to turn out … More »
A beautiful pirouette is one of ballet’s most elusive elements. Sometimes you float through multiple rotations and sometimes you can hardly balance on one leg. Here are some of our best tips for nailing your turns, every time. Go back to basics. Make sure you’ve mastered the fundamentals of correct alignment before you go for … More »
Spring performance season is an exciting time, but it’s also a hectic one. Between performance prep, studying for school exams and gearing up for summer intensives, your stress levels may be higher than usual. Here are some of our best tips for taking care of yourself during this busy time. Watch out for hidden stress. … More »
‘Tis the season to start dreaming up resolutions, and if one of yours is to boost your workouts, then we have you covered. Read on for a round-up of some of our best workout tips! 1. Don’t be afraid to target your weaknesses. The National Ballet of Canada’s Emma Hawes uses her workouts to focus … More »
The Obliques Trifecta Practice this trio of exercises for a stronger core.