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Basic Pointe “Tools”

Basic Pointe “Tools” for Consistent and Reliable Pointe Technique Elevé: A warm up exercise for the feet Elevés are best done in first position, followed…

CAN YOU BE TOO FLEXIBLE? – Chia Fresca

During my first ballet class at Moyer’s Institute of Dance…Mrs. Moyer exclaimed, ‘you are extremely flexible, but you have no strength. We’ll work on it!…

A Teachers Perspective

A Teachers Perspective By: Patricia Strauss There comes a moment in every dancer’s career when thoughts begin to evolve from performer into other various and…

Burning Ballerinas

Burning Ballerinas The title does not mean we are going to start burning ballerinas, it means dancers are already burning – from the inside. Burn…

The Evolution of Hip Hop

Hip Hop began in New York City during the late 1960’s where young dancers with no technical background brought dancing to the streets. Hip Hop…

How to choose your perfect pair of tap shoes

“High Volume” Shoe Shopping How to choose your perfect pair of tap shoes Tap shoes come in all different forms: high heels, flats, hard shank,…