Everyday Ballet Blog

TLC for Tired Tootsies: The Ballet Foot Fix

Do you suffer from foot cramps, fallen arches, or more generalized tired, achy feet? A little ballet may go a long way toward overcoming common foot discomforts. In fact, bringing a little twinkle to your toes can help all your joints feel more comfortable from the...

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Plié Power!

Plié. [plee-AY] Bent, bending. A bending of the knee or knees. No other step is more important to moving gracefully than plié. This first step of ballet has the power to transform every move you make because it teaches how to support the spine as the knees bend and...

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What Brought You To Ballet?

There’s that moment you realize you’re in love. Do you remember what it was like? How did ballet begin for you? Here’s my story… From the time I was a toddler, I wanted two things. One was pierced ears; the other was ballet lessons. I don’t recall seeing anything...

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Finding Your Fitness “Fit”

Contemporary fitness has become yet another “product” in the beauty and fashion industry. With images and messaging that induce a mixture of desire and insecurity, it’s no wonder that so many people feel anxious about working out! Sadder still, millions of women chase...

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Better With Ballet

After decades of personal experience, it makes sense to me that doing ballet enhances body, mind and spirit, but science seems to finally be taking notice. A recent crop of articles reveal the myriad of benefits doing ballet holds for people of all ages and abilities....

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Ballet Secrets For Aging Gracefully

When it comes to fitness, the great advantage of age is the wisdom to make more satisfying choices. I’ve encountered many young women who think that unless they feel “murdered”, “dead”, “beat”, “shredded”, or otherwise incapacitated after a workout, they haven’t...

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A Simple Recipe for Fit Living

Cultivating a fit and healthy lifestyle can be pared down to this simple recipe: DEVELOP GOOD HABITS Each morning at the ballet studio I’d do a little stretching, core work, and light foot strengtheners to prepare for class and a long day of rehearsals and...

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