My teacher, Miss Lelia Haller, had a Christmas Eve tradition that I would like to share. She held class at ten in the morning on Christmas Eve. A single two-hour class encompassing all levels. Everyone was invited from Basic to Advanced. It took a lot of effort to get to the class, an hour and a ... Read more »
Boys in Ballet
Ballet training for young men can be of enormous benefit in muscular development, discipline, and mental focus. Still, even today, ballet is often not considered a viable option by parents in the United States. Male dancers in Europe and Russia are well-respected, and I believe the prevailing ... Read more »
Are you a better dancer in class/rehearsal or in performance?
I was always a performance dancer. What does that even mean?Something about the stage, the audience, the lights, and the excitement generated by all those elements made me dance better onstage than I ever did in class or rehearsal. That's the simple explanation. But it always bothered my teacher. ... Read more »
A Year Without Nutcracker…
The weather turned today which is saying a lot because I live in the South, but fifty-eight degrees is cool for late September. I'm thinking of Nutcracker. Auditions usually are earlier than this but somehow, I've put it out of my mind this year. The weather reminded me of the furious ... Read more »
A Quick Comment on Buying Pointe Shoes Online
Hey! Hope you all are able to attend class this week!! Several times!! If not, then do Anywhere Barre at home!! Every day!!As books and ebooks publish, in fact the moment the return button is hit, the author has a distinct feeling that their child is flying from their fingers... Wait!! I have ... Read more »
That’s so 2020!!
Welcome to Garage Ballet!! Dancers always look forward as we train for the next performance, but this year has been difficult. There... I’ve said it. Nutcrackers have been cancelled, professional dancers furloughed, companies’ futures are in question, Covid and the restrictive controls of masks and ... Read more »