Suite Espagnole Op. 47 [1887]

  • Asturias (Leyenda) (378k)
  • Sevilla (76k)

    March Army of the Nile [1941] (86k)

  • March Colonel Bogey [1914] (114k)
  • March Holyrood [1912] (102k)
  • March Old Panama [1929] (86k)
  • March Standard of St. George [1930] (120k)
  • March The Thin Red Line [1908] (95k)
  • March The Vanished Army [1918] (69k)

    Belle of the ball [1951] (76k)

  • Blue Tango [1951] (61k)
  • Forgotten Dreams [1954] (14k)
  • Serenata [1947] (83k)
  • Syncopated Clock [1945] (24k)

    Hug a cactus. Jump out of a bucket. Avoid the “dirty diaper” syndrome. What do these actions have to do with ballet? Surprisingly, these and other unballetic images help me remember ballet technique. I find that the most memorable instructions in class are those that relate to something in real life. Different teachers’ aesthetic tastes and senses of humor have led to vivid, sometimes funny but always helpful ideas for learning and correcting steps. Here are some of my favorites:

    Arms in second position : Rainwater should be able to run from your shoulders down the arms and off of the second fingers; keep your elbow up and not sagging (or the rainwater will run off of your dipped elbow).

    Hands : Keep the thumb in line with the middle finger, as if you were holding a thin sandwich, like a cucumber tea sandwich at Downton Abbey. Speaking of Downton Abbey…

    Suite Espagnole Op. 47 [1887]

    • Asturias (Leyenda) (378k)
    • Sevilla (76k)

      March Army of the Nile [1941] (86k)

    • March Colonel Bogey [1914] (114k)
    • March Holyrood [1912] (102k)
    • March Old Panama [1929] (86k)
    • March Standard of St. George [1930] (120k)
    • March The Thin Red Line [1908] (95k)
    • March The Vanished Army [1918] (69k)

      Belle of the ball [1951] (76k)

    • Blue Tango [1951] (61k)
    • Forgotten Dreams [1954] (14k)
    • Serenata [1947] (83k)
    • Syncopated Clock [1945] (24k)

      Hug a cactus. Jump out of a bucket. Avoid the “dirty diaper” syndrome. What do these actions have to do with ballet? Surprisingly, these and other unballetic images help me remember ballet technique. I find that the most memorable instructions in class are those that relate to something in real life. Different teachers’ aesthetic tastes and senses of humor have led to vivid, sometimes funny but always helpful ideas for learning and correcting steps. Here are some of my favorites:

      Arms in second position : Rainwater should be able to run from your shoulders down the arms and off of the second fingers; keep your elbow up and not sagging (or the rainwater will run off of your dipped elbow).

      Hands : Keep the thumb in line with the middle finger, as if you were holding a thin sandwich, like a cucumber tea sandwich at Downton Abbey. Speaking of Downton Abbey…

      I have just had some last minute drop outs in my Thursday 1.20pm class. Very frustrating! Most classes are full and on waiting list. I know I am very busy an … d shouldn't grumble but I like this class - the children left in it are gorgeous! It's 3-4 year olds, with plenty of dress up. I'll have get advertising but in the meantime please tell your friends! xxx

      I have just had some last minute drop outs in my Thursday 1.20pm class. Very frustrating! Most classes are full and on waiting list. I know I am very busy and shouldn't grumble but I like this class - the children left in it are gorgeous! It's 3-4 year olds, with plenty of dress up. I'll have get advertising but in the meantime please tell your friends! xxx

      I have a few spaces left to fill. Please tag a friend or share if you think you'd know someone who'd like to come to my classes. xx

      Suite Espagnole Op. 47 [1887]

      • Asturias (Leyenda) (378k)
      • Sevilla (76k)

        March Army of the Nile [1941] (86k)

      • March Colonel Bogey [1914] (114k)
      • March Holyrood [1912] (102k)
      • March Old Panama [1929] (86k)
      • March Standard of St. George [1930] (120k)
      • March The Thin Red Line [1908] (95k)
      • March The Vanished Army [1918] (69k)

        Belle of the ball [1951] (76k)

      • Blue Tango [1951] (61k)
      • Forgotten Dreams [1954] (14k)
      • Serenata [1947] (83k)
      • Syncopated Clock [1945] (24k)

        Suite Espagnole Op. 47 [1887]

        • Asturias (Leyenda) (378k)
        • Sevilla (76k)

          March Army of the Nile [1941] (86k)

        • March Colonel Bogey [1914] (114k)
        • March Holyrood [1912] (102k)
        • March Old Panama [1929] (86k)
        • March Standard of St. George [1930] (120k)
        • March The Thin Red Line [1908] (95k)
        • March The Vanished Army [1918] (69k)

          Belle of the ball [1951] (76k)

        • Blue Tango [1951] (61k)
        • Forgotten Dreams [1954] (14k)
        • Serenata [1947] (83k)
        • Syncopated Clock [1945] (24k)

          Hug a cactus. Jump out of a bucket. Avoid the “dirty diaper” syndrome. What do these actions have to do with ballet? Surprisingly, these and other unballetic images help me remember ballet technique. I find that the most memorable instructions in class are those that relate to something in real life. Different teachers’ aesthetic tastes and senses of humor have led to vivid, sometimes funny but always helpful ideas for learning and correcting steps. Here are some of my favorites:

          Arms in second position : Rainwater should be able to run from your shoulders down the arms and off of the second fingers; keep your elbow up and not sagging (or the rainwater will run off of your dipped elbow).

          Hands : Keep the thumb in line with the middle finger, as if you were holding a thin sandwich, like a cucumber tea sandwich at Downton Abbey. Speaking of Downton Abbey…

          I have just had some last minute drop outs in my Thursday 1.20pm class. Very frustrating! Most classes are full and on waiting list. I know I am very busy an … d shouldn't grumble but I like this class - the children left in it are gorgeous! It's 3-4 year olds, with plenty of dress up. I'll have get advertising but in the meantime please tell your friends! xxx

          I have just had some last minute drop outs in my Thursday 1.20pm class. Very frustrating! Most classes are full and on waiting list. I know I am very busy and shouldn't grumble but I like this class - the children left in it are gorgeous! It's 3-4 year olds, with plenty of dress up. I'll have get advertising but in the meantime please tell your friends! xxx

          I have a few spaces left to fill. Please tag a friend or share if you think you'd know someone who'd like to come to my classes. xx

          Sparkling tulle and satin pointe shoes, a music-box melody, and the status of ballet royalty–the Sugar Plum Fairy is the ultimate tutu and tiara role.

          However, the lush descriptions of the realm of sweets in both versions could inspire many different balletic personifications of candy . Here’s a snippet from Dumas:

          “All the surrounding houses were sugar candy, with galleries upon galleries. And at the center of the square, in the in the shape of an obelisk, there was a gigantic brioche, in the midst of which four fountains bubbled away: lemonade, orangeade, orgeat, and currant syrup. As for the basins, they were filled with whipped cream […]” (1)

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