Ballet North company member Kristin Smith in a first arabesque pique en pointe after private coaching with Artistic Director Laura Reinschmidt.
The secret is to first of all take the appropriate ballet technique classes which lay the foundation for controlling the ankles, hips, and most of all spine. Follow that with introductory pointe work and the absolute necessity of learning how to correctly break-in pointe shoes because they do form to the foot as they are worn. A good diet high in proteins and fiber/complex carbohydrates and fluids but low in "junk" calories - this type of "green" or better yet organic diet greatly helps the body develop and retain muscle conditioning without unnecessary weight gain OR loss (A more thorough description can be found here). Is there a magic bullet? Yes - correct training over an extended period of time along with expert private coaching as needed. Is there one thing you can do to leap-frog your progress? No, just like w…
How To Make A Perfect Arabesque 2.0
Ballet North in Gladstone Missouri
What makes a perfect arabesque? Drive, determination, stamina, and of course technique plus correct, regular, professional training. You don't make an arabesque like this with combo-classes or taking 3 months off over the summer.
Kristin studied at the Ballet North Academy from the age of 3 and performed with the Ballet North Company from age 13 to 16. Follow-on training has been at the excellent Houston Ballet School. The result? Ms Smith is well poised to pursue her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. We wish her all the best!
Congratulations to Howard McKinnon who has just earned a full tuition scholarship to the Rock School of Ballet Summer Intensive Program for 2008.
The Rock School has a national reputation for being an excellent ballet program and being quite hard to get into. Admission to the program is excellent; earning a full tuition scholarship is simply OUTSTANDING.
Find the Rock School on the web at http://www.therockschool.org/TRS/RSWeb/RShome.php