Day 2

Today was thoroughly tiring….my everything is super sore😂😬. It was physically demanding and required all of my focus and determination, but it was super fun. We did pointe work today which was challenging. We also started on a variation that is hard, but if it’s done right it is beautiful. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Day 1

Wow…the first day of the intensive with the incredible Luba Gulyaeva was way better and than I ever could’ve expected. I had so much fun and I can’t wait for tomorrow! I learned so much and sweated a lottt😅. We did a hour and 30 minutes of technique and barre work and a hour of…

Summer Ballet Intensive

I haven’t posted in a while….guess I got caught up in summer festivities…but today is the start of a 2 week ballet intensive and I could not be more excited. I will learn so much and grow as a ballerina. I will try to post for each day:)

Developpes

Developpes are so beautiful and every ballerina wants the beautiful sky high extensions. The truth is they are easier said than done. My developpes aren’t perfect, but everyday I do these things to try to achieve developpes like the pros…. 1. They’re are tons of great leg exercises….to many to list but here’s a few…

Ouch

I was practicing my turns and was wondering why my foot hurt more than usual….. only hurts a little….many people don’t notice the pain and work behind ballet. A lot of people think it’s prissy and pink, but the truth is it’s grueling. In ballet there will be injuries and painful things like splitting open…

Leg stretches

Yesterday I rode my bike for a little over a hour. I haven’t biked in over 5 months, and little did  I know today I would be sore. My hips are really tight and my thighs are sore. Sometimes after ballet I feel the same way, with tight hips and sore legs. I decided that…

Liebster Award

I am excited to announce that Dancers Ballet Life has nominated me for the Liebster award! Thank you so much! (check out her blog it’s my favorite!) The rules of this award: 1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award. 2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you. 3. Give 11 random…

How to: Get Better Arches

  How to: better arches Everyone’s feet are different, some people have flat feet and others have naturally arched feet. It’s easy to get jealous of the girls with feet that almost bend in half, but never fear I will show you how to improve those feet. Exercises 1. Theraband stretch- take a theraband or…

What to Keep in Your Dance Bag

What to Keep in Your Dance Bag Many dancers go through the struggle of having a dance bag that weighs 4 tons (@me), don’t worry I have a method to help lighten the load… *take everything out of your dance bag and set it down *throw all of the garbage away(you can’t deny that there…

History of Ballet

The Beginning of Ballet Ballet has been around since the 15th century and began in Italy. Catherine De Medici married King Henry the 2nd where she introduced the style into the court life in France. Over the next 100 years ballet was codified in French, even today all the terminology is in French. About a…