Ah, the quest for the perfect, foot-flattering, technique-enhancing pointe shoe: It can feel like a never-ending saga. Still on the hunt for that ideal pair? Then you won’t want to miss The School at Steps‘ annual Pointe Shoe Workshop and Fair, happening this Sunday, April 22nd, at 6:30 pm in NYC. As always, the event—which […]
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You’re probably used to jotting down rehearsal notes and corrections, but according to research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center, you may want to save room in your dance journal for these exercises, too. These writing prompts were designed to boost your well-being by focusing on the positive. Read more at pointemagazine.com!
Have you seen Misty Copeland lately? Actually, the better question is: Has anyone not seen Misty Copeland lately? The fantastic American Ballet Theatre soloist has been seemingly everywhere for the past few months, promoting her memoir, Life in Motion. Unsurprisingly, Copeland is as poised offstage as she is on—an eloquent spokesperson for black dancers in […]
Ballet dancers never, never, NEVER tire of discussing their pointe shoes—what brand and make they wear, how they discovered their perfect fit, their most innovative/bizarre padding strategies, their latest gross/amazing foot deformities. Pointe shoes are the tools of our art, the means by which we (hopefully) achieve beautiful ends. Of course we’re obsessed with them: […]
“I Will What I Want” is Under Armour’s slogan for its new line of women’s performance gear (i.e. workout undergarments and clothes)—and it’s perfect. As dancers, artists and athletes (or as dancer-artist-athletes), the word “No” only goes so far. If we want something bad enough—we can achieve it. We’ll put in the extra work and […]
Have you been pining for Michelle’s endearingly neurotic banter? Fanny’s amazingly wacky choreography? Sasha’s bad-girl sass? Boo’s all-around adorableness? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you’re in full-on “Bunheads” withdrawal, my friend. (My sympathies—I’m a fellow sufferer.) But here’s the good news: The charming ABC Family show returns for its second season tonight […]
There’s all kinds of shoe news this week! Yesterday you heard about the prototype shoe that can teach you how to dance. Today, check out this article about a “solar-powered ballet shoe factory.” Yup, that’s right: A factory in Lawrence, MA will soon be powered entirely by solar panels that are in the process of […]