Month: May 2021

Move of the Week – Spotting for Pirouettes

Try this exercise to improve your spotting for pirouettes in ballet taught by The Ballet Spot’s founder and owner Eliza. Remember to practice on both sides! Spotting is tricky, so be patient and practice often.Pirouettes are endlessly challenging, but one easy way to improve is to practice your spot! There are lots of elements that go into a proper ballet turn – proper preparation, strong position during the turn, controlled turnout, square hips, strong standing leg……. – but without a strong […]

Move of the Week – Dance Cardio!

The most fun way to get your cardio in – DANCING! Follow along in the short video below with pro dancer and Total Body Barre instructor Colby, as she teaches you a few simple and effective moves to get challenge your heart. Then turn on some music and start grooving!Join Colby for Total Body Barre Express (45min) Fridays at Noon ET / 9:00am PT on Zoom. #wsite-video-container-512784553681798422{ background: url(//www.weebly.com/uploads/b/88703696 […]

Agnes de Mille’s “Rodeo” – A Brief History of this Fun, Theatrical Ballet!

Agnes De Mille in “Rodeo” Michelle McLaughlin and Asael Picasso photo by Barry Goyette.jpg Written by Robyn JutsumHappy May! This month, The Ballet Spot is headed to the Wild Wild West with our new theme, Rodeo, choreographed by Agnes De Mille! This cowboy ballet premiered in 1942 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and music by Aaron Copland.To give you an int […]

Move of the Week – Upper Back Strength & Flexibility for Improved Posture and Port de Bras

Watch the quick video below for some simple and effective ways to stretch and strengthen your upper back taught by pro dancer, and Ballet Spot instructor and Marketing Manager Robyn! These exercises will help improve posture as well as port de bras for ballet class.Join Robyn for Total Body Barre on Mondays at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT and Sundays at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT, as well as Cardio Ballet on Thursdays at 8:00am ET / 5:00am PT (for all you earl birds). […]

Move of the Week – Active Stretching to Lengthen Your Thigh Muscles

This week’s move is a series of active stretches to lengthen the front and back of your thighs! This series is taught by Daniel, a professional dancer, certified trainer, and former American Ballet Theatre Corps de Ballet member. Active stretching is a fabulous way to keep your muscles long and strong for dancing!Join Daniel for Active Dynamic Stretch on Saturdays at 10:00am ET / 7:00am PT on Zoom! #wsite-video-container-739529915331927385{ back […]

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