Andrea Astrain Maynez (MEX) Women Short Program | Courchevel 2 – 2021




Back to School in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes – Organize Your Life and Nurture Your Spirit

Omg there is so much to worry about! Back to school fashions, getting in the best courses, a new schedule, a new ballet class schedule, and how much it is going to hurt after that first back to school ballet class. If you’ve had a month off, or even two weeks, you know you will hardly be able to walk up and down stairs the day after you start ballet again. Or was that just me.

Belly Dancing and the Goddess

Thoughts on self image and how we relate to the world around us. Our self image is how we represent to the world how we feel about ourselves.

Better Self Care in Ballet Training

The virtue of patience sounds like one of the many spiritual gifts we may have, or an element of character education, or just one of those things our parents and teachers like to bother us about. If the quest for art drives you toward toward seeking perfection, being the best, or unreasonable weight loss, I hope the following body image tips and self-education tips help you improve and modify your self care in your ballet training.

How to Avoid Overuse of the Achilles Tendon in Sports and Ballet

One of the too-common dance injuries is that of the Achilles tendon. Runners and other athletes in sports training also suffer some over use inflammation, and even rupture of the Achilles tendon. This tendon depends on muscle strength in the calf and the foot, to retain proper use. Following are some self-care tips that will help you avoid overuse and injury of your Achilles tendons, and encourage courageous patience in better rehabilitation.

Understanding Muscle Function and Correct Posture in Ballet

Understanding how one can build ballet muscles in dance class, execute safe ballet stretches, and get the core muscles correctly applying classical ballet technique, enhances the amazing potential you have to enjoy and effect health and weight loss or gain. Every ballerina has done the same things you can do in ballet, to progress as far as your physique and dedication will allow. Ballet is a full body workout, but some aspects of technique are commonly not presented with clarity as to what the anatomical factors are.

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