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Turnout

Posted by Hans , 10 July 2006 · 29 views

I am about to start teaching at a local summer program, and one aspect of technique that students often struggle with is using their turnout correctly. Usually, they either try to turn out too far and end up rolling (allowing their arches to collapse, the result of turning out the foot but not the entire leg) or they place the foot correctly on the floor...


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Studio

Posted by Hans , 25 June 2006 · 45 views

In Baltimore last weekend, I drove by the new arts district, Station North, and saw an ad for artist lofts in a converted warehouse called the Copycat Building. Ironic name aside, I thought it might be an interesting place for a ballet school--lots of space, high ceilings, right in the middle of an arts community with constant art exhibitions all around....


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The Upper Body in Performance

Posted by Hans , 23 June 2006 · 71 views

As we have had several discussions on the board lately regarding port de bras and Úpaulement, I'd like to offer a mini online lesson about the upper body geared toward audience members. I'll include technical information, but this will be by no means exhaustive, especially considering that there are plenty of textbooks that do a fine job of descr...






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