From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Being an adult dancer

by DaveTriesBallet November 30, 2011

A couple of things happened to me recently that have made me realize how, at times, it can be difficult being an adult dancer. I’m not meaning professional dancers here, Ed covered some of those difficulties in his awesome guest post, I’m talking about us ‘recreational’ dancers. The first thing happened when I was talking […]

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Dream Roles

by DaveTriesBallet November 24, 2011

Okay, so I was reading this really cool post on the awesome “Knit Two, Pointe Two” blog in which Nellie describes the top five roles she’d love to dance. It’s a really great post – she makes some really interesting choices. That got me thinking, what would be the top 5 male danseur roles I […]

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Taking time to look back

by DaveTriesBallet November 21, 2011

Today I couldn’t remember which way round bravo, bravi and brava went in terms of saying it for guys, girls or groups (I’m currently doing #NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month] in my spare time and my main character went to see a ballet…). I typed it into google and was searching results when I suddenly […]

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Ballet DIY: Sewing your shoes

by DaveTriesBallet November 17, 2011

I’ve had a couple of emails recently asking the same question: how do you sew the elastics on your ballet shoes? Well here’s my step-by-step guide… As with my Ballet DIY post on making shorts from tights  my disclaimer is that I’m absolutely useless at sewing! This is how I sew my ballet shoes but there’s […]

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Guest Post – Studio to Stage: The Life of a Dancer by Edward Urwin

by DaveTriesBallet November 7, 2011

Hi everyone! This is an awesome guest post by my one of my old teachers from Princeton Ballet School, Ed Urwin. It’s a real honour to have someone that inspires me so much writing here. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did and please feel free to ask Ed any […]

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