So you finally did it, huh? You’ve finally gotten the okay to start pointe work! Well, I believe congratulations are in order! Starting pointe is most definitely one of the most important and defining moments in a ballet dancer’s career. When you’ve worked and trained so hard to reach such a huge accomplishment, when you… Continue reading Staying On Your Toes: What To Expect When Starting Pointe
Hello dancers and welcome back to another FTT blog post! Today we are discussing what to do when you don’t know what to do. That’s right, we’re talking about the dreaded experience of forgetting your dance on stage! At one point or another, we’ve all been in a situation where we are performing and boom!… Continue reading I Forgot My Dance On Stage. Now What?
Heels classes are amongst some of the most sought after dance genres in the industry. Over the last decade or more, heels classes have risen to a state of popularity that has taken the dance community by storm, and has proven to be a force to be reckoned with for good reason, too! Heels classes… Continue reading Want To Take A Heels Class? Here’s Why You Should!
Hello everyone and welcome to the first Friday and FTT blog post of the new year! With a new year comes new goals for everyone and the opportunity to try something, well, new! If you are a dance instructor like myself, I’m sure that you have been receiving lots of calls, emails and such about… Continue reading Choreographing An Awesome Solo
Well FTT Family, we’ve come to the end of another year! 2022 was filled with so much insight in so many ways, as well as so many wonderful opportunities for us to learn and grow in our craft. We have had such a wonderful time sharing training tips and hacks over the past twelve months,… Continue reading Reminders For Dancers For 2023
Coming in next on our list is the 2019 Nutcracker by The Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program. This production of the Nutcracker is filled with bright training ballet dancers of pre-professional level and younger that absolutely shine throughout the entire show. From the party scene to the Hello FTT Family and welcome to another From… Continue reading Our Favorite Nutcracker Ballet Performances
Hello From The Top Family and welcome to another blog post! Today we are going to be discussing tips for how to achieve beautiful penches! I like to describe the penches as the (slightly more complicated) big sister to the arabesque. Penches are a gorgeous ballet move that dancers everywhere strive to achieve. However, this… Continue reading How To Improve Your Penche
Hello there beautiful From The Top Family and welcome back to not only another blog post, but another annual gift guide! The holidays have snuck up on us once again and it is now the season for giving to the ones we love most. And in true From The Top Holiday tradition, we are here… Continue reading 2022 Gift Guide For Dancers
Hey there FTT Family and welcome back to From The Top! If there are two things that a lot of dancers strive for, it’s strong turns and awesome leaps. When it comes to technique tips for achieving this goal, we usually always hear the classic “engage your core” line. However, let’s talk about a target… Continue reading Lower Body Exercises For Better Leaps & Stronger Turns
Hello and happy Friday, FTT Family! If there is one thing a training dancer knows, it's the struggle of keeping your bag organized! As silly as it sounds, when your dance bag is up in arms, it feels like your whole life is a mess at that moment. When you’re a busy dance trainee, it… Continue reading Dance Bag Organization Hacks
Hey there, dancers and welcome back to From The Top! Today we are here with volume 7 of our beloved Follow Along Ballet Barre Warm-Up! In this ballet barre we will be focusing heavily on technique and working on combos geared toward intermediate/advanced level that include tendus, fondues, degages and more. We had a fantastic… Continue reading Follow Along Ballet Barre Warm-Up Vol. 7