The first day of ballet class is something to get excited about! Some dancers may feel a bit nervous and or shy about the first dance lesson, but that is normal when trying any new activity.  Ballet is one of the most glorious sports and art forms on the planet. Whether you are taking ballet recreationally, professionally, or just trying it out, here are some helpful hints on how to get through your classes.

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1. Ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson’s top 10 ballet tips

Ballerina Lauren Cuthberson

Lauren joined The Royal Ballet in February 2002, as a member of the corps de ballet. She was promoted to soloist in September 2003, first soloist in September 2006 and then principal in June 2008.  The position of principal is the highest rank in the ballet company and identifies her as one of the leading dancers

2. A Ballerina’s 8 Top Tips For Dancers

Tips for Ballet Class

Sharon Wehner is originally from San Jose, California. She trained with Jody White and David Roxander, San Jose Dance Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and San Jose/Cleveland Ballet. Ms. Wehner joined Colorado Ballet in 1995 and was promoted to Principal in 1999, and in the last 20 years, has performed many lead roles with the Company

3. Tips from Ballerina Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Misty Danielle Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT’s 75-year history

4. Principal Ballerina Amber Scott On Discovering Ballet 

Amber Scott

Amber Scott is one of the Australian Ballet’s most beloved dancers and the company’s principal ballerina.

If you’re interested in more ways to prepare for your ballet class, check out some of our video ballet class lessons in our Dancing with Elizabeth video series.  These short videos demonstrate ballet moves and techniques.  Watch them here.

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