Ballet Tips

5 of Instagram's most inspirational Adult Ballerinas

5 of Instagram's most inspirational Adult Ballerinas

If you have always wanted to try ballet, or if you are on your ballet journey but feeling discouraged or that there is no point, these women are the perfect pick me up! These 5 Instagram accounts feature some of my all time favourite adult ballet dancers sharing their #passionnotprofession. They prove how far you can come with hard work, dedication and spirit. Each of these dancers has their own unique style and quality, their own strengths and weaknesses and no doubt, each their own journey. They have not only grown into wonderful technical dancers, they make a significant and essential contribution to a new dialogue, one that encourages ballet as an art form without barriers. So sit back, read on and be inspired!

Transform your Turns: Ten tips to help you become a natural turner!

Transform your Turns: Ten tips to help you become a natural turner!

Turns require full-body co-ordination and the perfect amount of impetus and speed. They take years to master and whilst some of us take to turning naturally, many of us do not. Despite this, with consistent effort and focus, turning IS something we can all get better at. This post highlights 10 quick tips that can improve your turns. Which ones could you be better at?!

10 unique and personalised gifts for ballet lovers! - PART 1

10 unique and personalised gifts for ballet lovers! - PART 1

If you are struggling with what to buy a budding ballerina or a die hard ballet lover, we know how you feel!

Buying affordable and sentimental ballet gifts isn’t an easy thing to do! We have scoured the web over the past few weeks to compile this list of unique and personalised gifts, with starting prices as low as £8!

The London Ballet Classes Challenge!

The London Ballet Classes Challenge!

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:

How to get better, faster!

How to get better, faster!

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!

I have no dance quality - HELP!

I have no dance quality - HELP!

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!

Everything you need to know before your first ballet class

Everything you need to know before your first ballet class

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!