Distance Learning Resources

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Recommended Reading

Flexibility

 

Lisa Howell, author of the Ballet Blog, has created numerous programs for students looking to improve their flexibility in a safe and effective manner, including her Front Splits Fast program!

 

 

Turnout

 

Lisa Howell gives great feedback on strengthening turnout in a fast, effective, and safe manner.

 

 

 

 

Extensions

 

Read and follow Lisa Howell's How to Get your Legs up Higher in a Developpe Devant program!

 

 

 

Inspiration

 

Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America’s most groundbreaking dancers.

Anatomy

 

Dance Anatomy presents more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises.  Each is designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, encourage proper breathing, and prevent common injuries.

 

 

Ballet Dictionary

 

This book is an essential for all dancers! It fully describes and defines over 1,100 ballet steps, movements, and poses, along with other expressions and concepts.

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