The top 5 Ballet stereotypes – and why they are unfounded…

Ballet has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I began when I was 3 years old. The typical skipping around the cold church hall imagining I was a fairy flitting around the enchanted wood, my arms as delicate as a butterfly’s. Skip forward 10 years...

Maya Plisetskaya: A life in art

On Nov. 20, ballet lovers around the world celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Maya Plisetskaya, the great ballerina who transcended the boundaries of dance, leaving her mark in literature, fashion, cinema, music, and beyond.   Even during the era of the Cold...

Is over stretching bad?

Many dance teachers, concerned parents and health professionals are struggling with what they see going on in the dance world, especially online. Every day we are seeing images of stretches that we know must be unsafe, however the students who to do them are also...

Foot stretchers

Pointe is a magnificent art form that has completely defined ballet as a practice. It poses many physical challenges for aspiring dancers with many aspects of the body's function being utilised. The Pros and Cons of Foot Stretchers Parents who want to learn more about...

Do you even Stretch?

For most of us flexibility can feel like an unrealistic reality. However it doesn’t have to be… The good news is, anyone can become flexible, it just takes patience, consistency and knowledge of safe stretching. One of the most common questions we are asked about...