Do you have any tips on doing a triple en dehour pirrouette?

Do you have any tips on doing a triple en dehour pirrouette?

Thanks,
Kaitlyn

How can I get a good double on both sides?

Hello. I can’t seem to get my double. I’ll be able to do one perfectly in class but the next class I will only be able to do singles. I don’t twist my body and I spot really well but I just can’t seem to balance. My teacher expects us all to be able to do doubles no problem, because a clean single is harder than a double, she says. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t always do a double. I used to have a perfect double over the summer on my left and I could do one every time I tried, but now I can only do a single and I don’t know why. How can I get a good double on both sides?

-L

Balance on pirouette

I’m finding it hard to stay balanced on my pirouette. Could you help me out please?

Thanks,
Mary

Which grade do you go on én pointé?

Thanks,
Trudy

Keep balance while spinning

I want to know how to spin and keep my balance. Thanks.

Can you do a 180 degree turnout?

How can I as adult (I’m 35 year old) exercise the 180 degrees turnout and the split?

Best regards
Stephane

Do you have tips & tricks to succeed on pointe?

I am getting my first pointe shoe fitting in about 4-5 weeks and I was wondering if you have any tips and tricks for me to succeed on pointe.

Thanks,
Anna

 

Can I start ballet at the age of nearly 18?

I have wanted to do ballet for a long time… since grade 4 in 2004. But didn’t want mum to worry about it. I would like to start now, but I’m not sure if I have the right body type for it. I just want to do it for a bit of fun and to get my posture right. (First I need to consult my doctor to see if I can take up such a dance for my body type and a few medical issues that I have and if it would be a good idea taking it on…) Can I start at the age of nearly 18? Will and what sort of any medical condition would be taken into consideration or would put me at more of a risk of injuring myself? And will my body type affect what I do if I do proceed with ballet. I have done a little bit of pointe work before because I taught myself… a bit. I have always wanted to do pointe work more but not sure if my body will handle the pressure… or even if i go that far yet.

Thanks,
Annalee

What are the five positions of ballet?

Could you please try and explain the five positions of ballet to me? Are there any basics that I should know before I enter my ballet class?

Thanks,

Isabel

Do I have any chance of being a professional ballerina?

My name is Olivia and I’m 14 years old and in year 9. I have only ever had 13, one hour ballet classes but I really enjoy them and cannot wait to learn more about the style and grow.  I know I don’t have really any experience but I am eger to learn and grow. I am patient and persistant. I have done Gymnastics for a year (started at 6), jazz for a year (started at 14 and finished at 14) and Calisthenics for three years (started at 10/11)  so my back is flexible (I can do backbends, cradles, etc.) but my splits are very far off the floor, but I am trying to get there. I am just just wondering if you believe I have any chance of being a professional ballerina? I’ve done so many dance styles as you can see but I particually love ballet with its grace and charm.

Thanks,
Olivia