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The Balanced Ballerinas Christmas Gift Guide!

The Balanced Ballerinas Christmas Gift Guide!

Every year I'm asked by parents of ballerinas what to buy them for Christmas! Whilst I'm not a huge consumer of things and dabble in minimalism, I have made a list of products and ideas that hopefully inspire more thoughtful gift giving during the holiday season......

Episode #73 Psychotherapist and counsellor for dancers Terry Hyde!

Episode #73 Psychotherapist and counsellor for dancers Terry Hyde!

I had the most delightful conversation with a gentleman by the name of Terry Hyde. I say gentleman because Terry came to the interview via Zoom in what looked like a very organised study in a wonderfully dapper suit jacket. I on the other hand was in my pyjamas....

You are ABSOLUTELY allowed to call yourself a ballerina!

You are ABSOLUTELY allowed to call yourself a ballerina!

Isn't the above photograph just stunning? It was taken by Max Dupain in 1939 in Centennial Park. The dancers pictured are Emmy Towsey and Evelyn Ippen who were performing a Gertrud Bodenwieser piece called Waterlilies. Bodenwieser trained extensively in classical...

“Why do I feel so wonderful after class?”

“Why do I feel so wonderful after class?”

Why do I feel so wonderful after class? - says almost every adult ballet dancer at some point during their training with me We've all experienced entering class in a terrible mood, not particularly sure wether we feel like even being there to not just leave feeling...

“How many classes should I take?”

“How many classes should I take?”

How many classes should I take? - Sue, adult ballerina When answering this question, I think it's important to note my personal belief that we should move our bodies every single day. Our movement should also be ritualistic, consistent and varied. What do I mean...

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