Dance Alliance Dance+18

Over the past three months I’ve been organizing the schedule for the Dance Alliance Dance+18 event. This is a one day dance festival to be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Skidmore College. The schedule is finally set! There are all kinds of dance classes – Ballet, Modern, Folk Dance, Jazz, and Dance Fitness …

New Floors @ Tina Marie’s Dance Academy

The new floors at Tina Marie’s Dance Academy are wonderful! The old floor was a little slippery, but the new tiles are just right. It should be fine for pointe shoes also.  It’s a joy to be able to give turn combinations. Before I had to modify the class because I was afraid that someone …

Happy New Year 2008 Everyone!

Happy New Year! Balletone has lauched the new website at www.balletone.com and with it an expanded program.  I’ve already re-tested and have been listed under Instructor Locator as a Master Balletone Ambassador (MBA)! I’m excited about the new programs and am thinking about completing the training in some of the other formats. I’ve been teaching …

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 …