Entry for December 31, 2007

I know it’s the end of the year due to the fact that Nutcracker performances are over. And I just realized that I’ve only posted to this blog 8 times since August!  That’s not enough to make this an effective blog, so one of my resolutions for 2008 is to post more often.  I’ve already made a …

Entry for November 25, 2007

I found out that Balletone has been sold to a new owner (one of the Master Trainers). They are in the process of updating the website and are going to try to market the workout more. I’m so happy to hear this. It’s a great workout for both non-dancers and dancers. I had been afraid that the …

Entry for October 17, 2007

Thank you to all my students who attended the “photo shoot” classes on Sunday. It was a blast! Hopefully everyone got a good workout while having fun.  I know I did. Also, a special thank you goes to my husband for taking so many wonderful photos. I know that it was hard work. I’m in …

Entry for October 1, 2007

The traditional ballet class includes grande plies at the beginning of class, even though they are not a good thing to do before being warmed up.  There is a lot of strain on the knees for all grande plies except in second position. I’ve heard this at the three NYC Ballet annual wellness workshops that I’ve attended. …

Entry for September 19, 2007

Last night was the beginning of the eba session for Tuesday night classes. Wow!!! I can’t believe how many students were there. There were lots of returning students and also many new ones. I had a blast teaching all three classes – Balletone, Ballet I, and Ballet II. We had to dance upstairs, since the …

Entry for August 26, 2007

I just read that there’s going to be a show about Rudolf Nureyev on WMHT on Wednesday night.  It sounds like there’s going to be some footage from when he was a very young dancer – before he defected. I’m going to watch it and hope that you’re able to catch it also.Here’s some info …

Entry for August 23, 2007

I learned so much at the NYC Dance Teacher Conference! The written materials and my notes helped me recall all that was covered. I plan to incorporate some great strengthening excerises into the Balletone classes. Wait until you see the ab work and exercises to improve turnout! I’ll try to add new things at each …

Entry for August 18, 2007

Here I am waiting for ballet class with David Howard. It was awesome! His combinations really challege your mind and body by constantly changing the movement and timing. He gave us a copy of the combinations, so I’ll be able to share them in upcomig classes. I also took a session on common foot problems. …

Entry for August 16, 2007

This website has been fun to create. Of course it never would have been possible without the help of my son and my husband. Both of them are constantly answering my technical questions and I keep nagging my husband about taking photos for the site. All my students and friends have been very supportive and …