What Is the Cecchetti Ballet Method?

The Cecchetti method is a ballet training method devised by the Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). The method is a strict training system with special concern for anatomy within the confınes of classical ballet technique and seeks to develop the essential characteristics of dance in its students through a rigid training regime. Continue reading “What Is the Cecchetti Ballet Method?”

New To Ballet? 5 Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Ballet Slippers

The importance of having the right shoes for ballet cannot be overemphasized. A huge part of becoming a ballet is the ability to be flexible and graceful on the dance floor and the right shoes play a major role in facilitating this. In addition, ballet shoes should also provide high levels of comfort, protect the dancer’s feet and ankles and enhance the dancer’s technique. Admittedly, finding the perfect pair of slippers is not a straight forward exercise. However, by considering these five pointers you’ll be able to get the most out of your purchase. Continue reading “New To Ballet? 5 Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Ballet Slippers”

Salsa Dance Competition Hair and Makeup Tips for Men

Okay, a big competition is coming up soon and you are just so excited (especially if it’s your first time) and you can’t wait to show off your new skills to your friends (and family). To you, everything has to be perfect on that day – and this includes your looks. You have to literally shine on stage. However, you have no idea where to begin. For the most men, it is easy to dismiss the idea of wearing makeup. Continue reading “Salsa Dance Competition Hair and Makeup Tips for Men”