Plié: To Bend

The plié, meaning to bend, is inherent in all dance movements and is one of the essential techniques of ballet.   The plié is a movement, not a position, that a dancer moves through to get to the next step. As the plié is so important it is one of the first exercises executed at theContinue reading “Plié: To Bend”

Benefits of a Ballet Class

Many enjoy ballet for it’s beauty, it’s grace, and it’s musicality.  The enjoyment is what keeps dancers coming back to class.  But there is more!  Following are some of the additional benefits of ballet. Ballet class provides physical conditioning. Ballet class nurtures physical and mental discipline. Ballet class decodes a new nonverbal language. Ballet class developsContinue reading “Benefits of a Ballet Class”