What is Cool about Ballet?

by David on July 3, 2011

I’m bringing up 2 main questions here:

What do you think is cool about ballet?
How should it be highlighted to let others know how cool it is?

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Podcast with Danny and Sylvain – Ballet For Men Podcast #10

December 20, 2010

Danny and Sylvain are awesome guys and great dancers. They’re twins, both started ballet at 18 years old, currently dance with Coriolis Dance, and guested with Ballet Northwest for our Nutcracker. They also perform throughout the burlesque scene. Really interesting guys!

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VOTE – Top Dance Blogs of 2010 Competition

December 14, 2010
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In order to vote for BalletForMen.com as one of the Top Dance Blogs of 2010, please leave a comment on this post below. It is quite simple, just something to say that you believe this is one of the best ballet blogs of 2010. Thank you. Dance Advantage is a great dance site, running a [...]

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How Does Dance Benefit Society?

December 14, 2010

What are the large-scale benefits? It may be easy for you to recognize how dance benefits your own life, but how does dance benefit everyone else? How does dance benefit the rest of society?

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What can a Late-Starter do with Ballet?

September 19, 2010

3 years ago this month, I took my first ballet class. I was 25 years old. What can you do when you start ballet at 25 years old? This post is a little bit of recap about what has happened in the past 3 years. I very easily could have been mad about not starting [...]

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How can you get someone into watching dance? – Pas de Trois

September 19, 2010

There have been a lot of great comments about how to get people into dance over on Pas de Trois at Dancing3.com. I’ll agree that one of the challenges of getting new people into appreciating dance, is to try and expose them to what they might be interested in. I believe that it helps to [...]

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What is the Most Important Quality in a Dance Teacher – Pas de Trois

September 3, 2010

As an adult male beginner, there were a lot of things that I had to learn. I feel like I’m still a slow learner, so one of the most important qualities I think a teacher can have is understanding. It is important for teachers to be fairly talented, but if they don’t understand the many ways that dancers learn, that talent won’t necessarily transfer to the students. Of course a combination of talent and understanding makes for an excellent teacher.

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Who is Your Favorite Dancer? – Pas de Trois

August 27, 2010

This article is part of a collaboration project that I am working on with Henrik from Tights And Tiaras and Catherine from 4dancers. We are working together on “Pas de Trois” at dancing3.com. Each week we will present a question or issue pertaining to the dance world. We’ll foster a discussion on the topic and [...]

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Pas de Trois @ Dancing3.com – New Dance Site!

August 19, 2010

Hey readers! We’ve got an exciting new Dance site starting up this week. This is a project that Catherine at 4dancers, Henrik at Tights and Tiaras, and I have been preparing for a little while now. Through Pas de Trois, we hope to get a lot of positive discussions started about dance. Each week we’ll [...]

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Stretching – Basic Ideas to Get Flexible

August 10, 2010

Flexibility was one of my many concerns when I started to take ballet. When we think of ballet dancers, we tend to picture extremely flexible people with their leg somewhere we’ve never imagined it could reach. I thought I was too old to get the splits. I know a lot of other people worry about flexibility too, especially guys. I get asked about it a lot. Sometimes it is the first question after people find out I’m a dancer, “can you do the splits?” To which I usually answer, “not in these jeans.”

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