Recommended Programs, Reading & Other Tips!
Ms. Shay has selected a variety of wonderful resources from renowned studios, performers and teachers. These recommended webpages, books and tips will help exercise your older dancer’s mind! A parent tip is to review the material so you can engage your dancer in fun conversation!
Programs for Staying in Shape
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.
Recommended Reading & Additional Training for Int. to Adv. Dancers
Lisa Howell, author of the Ballet Blog, has created a few amazing programs for students looking to improve their flexibility in a safe and effective manner, including her Front Splits Fast program!
Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But 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.
Dance Anatomy presents more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries.