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Entrelacé and Some Jumping Tips, Too

February 6, 2017 by
Entrelacé

Because her own training is a mix of styles, SLK Ballet School founder Sara Knight refers to what Cecchetti students call “grand jeté en tournant en arrière”—a grand jeté, turning and moving backward—as “entrelacé,” as it’s … Continue reading

How I Teach Klein Technique

January 31, 2017 by

Barbara Mahler’s Klein Technique class always begins with a series of slow roll-downs and roll-ups, with ample time to hang over the legs in between. The sequence helps students let go of tension. “It’s about … Continue reading

Barbara Mahler: How I Teach Klein Technique

January 31, 2017 by

By Rachel Rizzuto

Theory & Practice: The Art of the Transition

January 31, 2017 by

By Julie Diana

Janet Panetta Teaches Développé à la Seconde

January 3, 2017 by

Janet Panetta teaches the ballet staple développé à la seconde with an emphasis on functional alignment. To help students find the correct placement of their hips—even, neither tilted nor tucked—she offers the chance within the … Continue reading

Janet Panetta: How I Teach Ballet for Contemporary Dancers

January 1, 2017 by

By Rachel Caldwell