Blog Posts - Teaching Ballet



Pirouettes

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by Ballet Combinations on Oct 28, 2009

Teaching Creative Movement

Ballet class with children ages 3-5 is often called “creative movement” rather than ballet class. Then at age 6 it is sometimes referred to as “pre-ballet”, which is when they are usually ready to stand at the barre and learn the mechanics...
by Ballet Combinations on Oct 26, 2009

A Special Ballet Teacher

We entered the hall with solemn steps and took our seats. The group mostly comprised the beloved late ballet teacher's university students. At the front of the room was a table with a photograph of a beautiful young woman. Of course she'd been you...
by Ballet Combinations on Oct 22, 2009

Turns Across the Floor

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by Ballet Combinations on Oct 16, 2009

Influencing Lives by Teaching Ballet

Ballet teachers have a unique opportunity to instill self confidence and to encourage creative expression in their ballet students. The task should never be taken lightly, and it's important for parents of young children to fully investigate the qua...
by Ballet Combinations on Oct 15, 2009

Degage

Classical Ballet: Combinations for Ten Complete Advanced Classesby Tamara Stanwood...
by Ballet Combinations on Oct 13, 2009

Infusing Fun into Ballet Barre Combinations

There are many things that can be considered in order to make barre exercises more interesting and beneficial to your students. In my last post, Anatomy of a Ballet Combination, I did mention that using épaulement (shouldering, meaning arm and head...
by Ballet Combinations on Oct 8, 2009

Anatomy of a Ballet Combination

Did you ever have to diagram sentences when you were in school? I remember doing that, and realizing that every sentence has certain parts that are required and some that just add variety and interest. The same is true of combinations for ballet cl...
by Ballet Combinations on Oct 7, 2009


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