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Why are secured ballet buns so important?

In ballet class we spin, leap, and turn a lot. Messy buns with 2 bobby pins and top knots held together with scrunchies are not going to cut it.

Why is class attendance so important?

The number one thing that helps every kid do better in class is to not miss class. No matter how much natural talent your child has, they will fall behind if they do not come to class on a regular basis.

The Seven Deadly Sins

of Dance Technique

Throughout your dancing life, you’ve heard the same corrections over and over. The reason for the repetition? Dancers tend to make the same errors, sometimes with catastrophic results. Dance Magazine spoke to eight teachers about what they perceive to be the worst habits—the ones that will destroy a dancer’s technique—and what can be done to reverse the damage.

Why is it important to be punctual to ballet class?

When you are running late for work how do you feel? Flustered, disorganized, rushed, stressed, upset? When your child comes in late for class they feel the same way. These feelings take away your child’s focus and diminishes their ability to learn and have fun.

Using Narrative to Strengthen Memory

Memories told in the form of a narrative can be retained more easily and strengthen your students training.

Ballet Workout: Roll Your Way to a Stronger Core

Ready to roll? Strengthen your core with this 5 minute foam roller workout.

Ballet Workouts: Resistance Band

Want better turnout? Want to get stronger for Pointe? These exercises will help you with both! All you need is a resistance band.

Ballet Workout: Stronger Hips & Core

Want higher extensions? Strengthen your hips and core muscles! Try this 8 minute floor workout to get started!

Ballet Workouts: Stretch Warm-Up

Trying to get your right or left split? This stretch routine focuses on stretching the muscles that will help you get down in your splits.

How to Create Your Own Home Dance Studio

Stuck at home, but still need to train? Here’s everything you need to build your own dance studio at home.

Top Ten Products for Sore Muscles

Ballet and sore muscles go hand in hand. Here are 10 amazing products that will help relieve your tight, achy muscles.

How to Sew Pointe Shoes

Need help sewing your first pair of pointe shoes? Looking for a some sewing tricks that will give your ribbons more staying power? Follow along with Miss. Kathleen in these step-by-step videos.

Ballet Workouts: Better Turns

Want better turns? Do your pirouettes feel off? Still can’t master your fouettés? In this video Miss. Kathleen will show you how to evaluate your turns using cause and effect experiments and guide you through some great preparation exercises that will help you get better pirouettes and fouettés in no time!

How To Do: A Cinnamon Bun

Hello everyone! I’ve had a lot of requests from my students to do a video showing you all how I do my Cinnamon Style Ballet Bun. If you have long or thick hair check out this video. Enjoy!

Ballet Tutorial: Pas de Bourées and Balancés

Want to learn how to do Pas de Bourées & Balancés? In this tutorial Miss. Kathleen 3 different versions of the pas de bourée step and breaks down 4 different variations of the balancé step.

How To Do: A Perfect High Bun

Do you have a ton of hair? Is it hard to get it up into a high ponytail or bun? Try this easy trick!

How to Improve Your Center Split

Trying to get your right or left split? This stretch routine focuses on stretching the muscles that will help you get down in your splits.

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How To Do: A Cinnamon Bun

Hello everyone! I’ve had a lot of requests from my students to do a video showing you all how I do my Cinnamon Style Ballet Bun. If you have long or thick hair check out this video. Enjoy!

How to Get Your Splits

There isn’t some special magic trick to getting your splits. It just takes a little effort and about 10-20 minutes a day. Follow Miss. Kathleen’s Ultimate Stretch Guide and you’ll have your splits in no time!

How To Do: A Perfect High Bun

Do you have a ton of hair? Is it hard to get it up into a high ponytail or bun? Try this easy trick!