Category Archives: Ballet

Since she was a little girl, Annika always wanted to be a prima ballerina. Now she’s on the road to that dream with four classes a week at 3.5 hours each.

Spring 2014 ballet perfomance

Spring Performance Excitement

Before the performances  I see some of the girls rushing around asking if I had seen their head pieces. I see other girls jumping up and down squealing because the performance is about to start, too excited to become nervous. But, with all of the rehearsals I can not possibly be nervous because I know…

Continue Reading →

Annika Bolshoi Audition

Bolshoi Audition Results

About a year ago I auditioned for the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Connecticut. I did it with two of my friends. Both of them got in, but I did not. This last year I have been striving to get better at ballet. I have been taking extra classes and getting extra accessories, like a…

Continue Reading →

Audition Tips

7 Ballet Audition Tips

1. Arrive early as you can. About an hour before so you can be vary warm and just in cace something goes wrong you’ll be on time 2. Clean your bag for a clean head. Keep the essentials Because you are going to have to quickly have to change in to pointe shoes. And with…

Continue Reading →

Whats in my dance bag

What’s in My Dance Bag?

In life, you have a lot of accessories, such as earrings or a handbag. Well, a dancer’s handbag is her dance bag which holds all of her essentials for dancing. It has many different items, from pointe shoes, to deodorant, to lip balm. Over time the bag describes you; from the bag’s design to it’s…

Continue Reading →

Stretching After Ballet Class

I have had a fun time in jazz class with a bunch of exercises so I thought I’d share them with you. These stretches will get you down into a split within a couple of days. It will also help your leaps and front jumps. You will finally be able to touch your toes! These…

Continue Reading →

My Yoga Warmup Before Ballet

Ballet is dancing with every part of your body. That means you have to warm up your body before class starts. Some people warm up right before class, at the studio. Some professionals take a yoga class right before ballet class. So, I decided I would just pull out my yoga mat and do some…

Continue Reading →

My Weekend With The Kick Cup

My tae kwon do school recently won the Kick Cup. The Kick Cup Challenge is an annual competition between our school and our sister school in another nearby town. Our school won the trophy back this year by scoring the most points in a tournament last spring. Since then Master Wayne thought it would be…

Continue Reading →

Conditioning to Help Your Extensions

Today I’m excited to share a bunch of great new exercises that will help your extensions! For some of the exercises, you’ll need ankle weights. I suggest no more than 2 pounds. (You can get them at Walmart or Target.) I got mine from my ballet teacher. Hope you enjoy! Keep up the good work!

Continue Reading →

Walls of My Dreams

Ballet has finally started!! It’s a little overwhelming, but I think I can do it. My teacher was just showing us pictures of other girls. There was one picture of a girl and her leg was in the air all the way up by her ear, 180 degrees turned out! Oh how much I would…

Continue Reading →

Turn Out!

Hey! Ballet has finally started! It’s a little overwhelming, but, I think I can do it. My teacher was just showing us pictures of other girls. There was one picture of a girl and her leg was in the air and her leg was by her ear, 180 degrees turned out Oh how much I…

Continue Reading →

Page 2 of 3