If you are reaching a point where you can memorise all the steps in class, follow routines and more or less keep up, it’s easy to stop challenging yourself to improve. And that is why you should participate in our Class Challenge! In your ballet classes over the next week or two, try to see how many of these you can do! Let us know how you got on in the comments below:
Do you feel like you spend a lot of time dancing but make relatively little progress? Does it feel like irrespective of the effort you aren’t getting any better? As with everything in life, improving in ballet is about working smart, not just working hard. Practice for the sake of practice is ineffective, we must employ a great deal of consciousness in order to progress. Read on for our top tips on how to get better faster!
Though we master the moves of ballet over time, it is always more of a journey to feel comfortable doing them, to feel that we are dancing as opposed to simply connecting a series of poses! Feeling like a dancer and being at ease in your movement is very difficult. If you feel a bit wooden or awkward and are wondering how you can make everything look a little bit more interesting, read on!
With so many incredible ballets on this Winter season, how on Earth do we decide what to watch and where?! We decided to make your lives a little easier by compiling information about the most exciting ballet shows into one place! Whether you want to watch The Royal Ballet or one of the less well known (but equally impressive!) companies, we’ve got you covered! Our list covers several companies, shows and locations, ranging from Royal Opera House to New Wimbledon Theatre and everywhere in between. We know it isn’t always easy (or affordable) to travel to the most popular venues, so definitely spread the word about some of these hidden treasures and help more people to experience the wonders of ballet.
If you are ready to embark on your ballet journey – congratulations! Ballet is an extremely beautiful and elegant dance form, but it is also extremely difficult and requires immense dedication and patience. This is why it can feel so daunting to walk into a studio for the first time. If you are about to brave it, the below tips may help you to get a better understanding of what your first class will be like. Good Luck!