From the monthly archives:

February 2011

Partnering – Finger Turns and Shoulder Sits and Fish Dives, Oh My!

by DaveTriesBallet February 26, 2011

So, as promised, here is the second part of my partnering post. If you haven’t read the first half (and if not, where have you been?!) then take a look here. Also, just like last time, I don’t pretend to be an expert on partnering – in fact the complete opposite – so if you […]

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Partnering – C’est tres difficile!

by DaveTriesBallet February 19, 2011

You’re at the theatre watching a full-length classical Ballet, and they’ve just reached the iconic Pas de Deux. Let’s forget the variations at the moment and just concentrate on the entrée, adagio and coda. There’s the gorgeous Ballerina looking resplendent in her tutu, and the handsome Prince supporting her as she pirouettes, arabesques and penchées. As […]

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An Evening of Swans: New York City Ballet’s Swan Lake

by DaveTriesBallet February 18, 2011

Before I get to my review of New York City Ballet’s production, I want to talk about Swan Lake for a bit. I mean, this is the Big One. You ask a random passer-by in the street to name a Ballet and I would expect nine times out of ten to hear “Swan Lake” be […]

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Coppelia – Rehearsal Schedule

by DaveTriesBallet February 4, 2011

So I just thought I’d put up a quick post because I received my rehearsal schedule for Coppelia today. The first bit of excitement was finding out that Douglas Martin (my teacher and ARB Director) wants me to be in both the Matinee and Evening casts! I was really pleased to hear this, the more […]

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