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Top 2015 Adult Ballerina Projects Posts

My Favorite (Ballet) Things with Johanna of Pointe Til You Drop - Adult Ballerina Project

If you're in the adult ballet community online, you've no doubt heard of the blog Pointe Til You Drop written by Johanna Aurava of Finland. We're delighted she was able to talk to ABP about some of her favorite ballet things... 6 Favorite Ballet Dancers?

3 Essential Stretches to Improve Your Turnout - Adult Ballerina Project

Whether you're trying to improve your flexibility, warm up for class, or just relieve some muscle soreness, stretching can be extremely beneficial. For this tutorial, we've picked our favorite basic hip-opening stretches inspired by our favorite yoga poses and in-class exercises. Each of these poses can be modified to be either more or less intense, ...

Back to the Basics: Five Tips for Polished Dancing - Adult Ballerina Project

Ballet is an intricate, complicated style of dance. Whether training begins at a young age or later in life, the technique is challenging and requires not only great strength of the body, but of the mind, as well. Sometimes, successfully memorizing combinations and releasing the distracting thoughts of the day is a triumph in itself.

To Return or Not? - Adult Ballerina Project

Many adult ballet dancers take a break for various reasons like work, family and school obligations, health issues and financial constraints. Returning to ballet after any hiatus is often difficult. Even harder for me was deciding whether or not to return. Until 10 months ago and despite having Morton's Neuroma, I attended 2-3 ballet classes ...

Finding the Best Fit for Your Ballet Soft Shoes - Adult Ballerina Project

Fitting the right ballet shoe is somewhat like finding a brassière or the right shade of makeup: it's almost impossible to buy the right one unless you've tried plenty of them on. Even if you have a pair of shoes that you've worn before and that seem to work well, it's always a good idea ...

The Off Day Ballet Dictionary - Adult Ballerina Project

Messy classes are unavoidable, despite our best efforts. So, perhaps we should make lemonade and think of off days as a unique subset of ballet with its own rules and definitions. (Apologies in advance to ballet teachers worldwide) Arabesque à la Seconde: The proper name for "a la sebesque".

5 Easy Remedies for Your Post-Class Soreness - Adult Ballerina Project

For a ballerina, there's no bigger pill to swallow than starting a warmup with all-over muscle soreness. You worked your buns off the day before, and today, you're feeling the consequence. Your legs each weigh a ton, your arms are like cooked noodles and your abs are so sore that even a chuckle sends you into the ...