Technical

5 Tips for Improving Your Pirouettes

Alberta Ballet School | 25 Aug 2020

“When you think of quitting, remember why you started!” – John Di Lemme Pirouettes are one of the most common movements in ballet. A pirouette is basically a turn around an axis that you make with …

How Can I Become More Flexible?

Alberta Ballet School | 16 Aug 2020

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” -Audrey Hepburn ‘How do I become more flexible?’ is a question often heard by ballet instructors. It is an important question and one that all dancers should …

Tips to Reduce Slipping on Dance Floors

Alberta Ballet School | 25 Jul 2020

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” -Unknown If you are a dancer, you know how slippery a stage or dance studio floor can be. …

5 Common Mistakes Ballet Dancers Make with Their Hands

Alberta Ballet School | 28 May 2020

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you are willing to practice, you can do.”- Bob Ross When a dancer is first beginning on their ballet journey the hands can sometimes be forgotten. It is common …

Let Me See Your Diamonds! Mastering improving turnout in adults in Ballet

Alberta Ballet School | 22 Jan 2020

Whether a student is part of Alberta Ballet School’s professional division or they are dancing recreationally with us, they will hear their ballet teacher say “cheek to cheek smiles” or “let me see your diamonds”. What …