My stepdaughter is dancing The Nutcracker for the sixth or seventh time this year. She is the first Polichinelle to come out from under Mother Ginger's skirt. Post-dance every year she has a small party and receives a gift related to the ballet. [more inside]
How can I best prepare for (and get the most out of) ballet as an adult beginner? [more inside]
A friend of mine would like to see a production of the Nutcracker ballet in Europe this weekend... where should she go? She is a serious ballet dancer but not familiar with companies outside of Russia (which is out of the question due to visa restrictions). Assume price and logistics of travel are no concern within Europe. What ballet companies put on a great performance? Can one procure tickets to a "sold out" ballet? [more inside]
Need to buy a gift for 13 year old niece Ballerina. Have already gone the route of DVDs of her favorite stars. Thoughts?
I don't suppose you remember a programme that showed ballet or contemporary dance in a swimming pool at night that would have been shown in the UK in the late 80s or early 90s? [more inside]
Since professional ballet productions have several casts, how do they manage dress rehearsals? Does each cast do one dress rehearsal? Does the opening cast do the dress rehearsal and then everyone else rehearses after opening night? How does it work?
I love watching male ballet dancers in the New York City Ballet. What else would I enjoy watching? [more inside]
Do I need to be wearing a supportive insole in my ballet flats? Are flat shoes destructive for your feet? [more inside]
What great art have you seen that addresses illness/healing/fertility loss? [more inside]
What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of having compressible feet when you are a ballet dancer? [more inside]
Dowdy-shoe wearer needs advice about buying decent quality ballet flats in Australia [more inside]
I'm going to see my first ballet on Saturday. What should I expect, how can I appreciate it, and what should I look out for? [more inside]
My 4-year-old daughter is getting really into ballet. I've observed her standing in fifth position at home, on the train, etc. Is this going to screw up her musculoskeletal structure at some point? Should I prevent her from taking these highly-unnatural positions when not in the context of actual ballet practice?
How can I find cheap tickets for cultural events in London? [more inside]
Adult Ballet Classes In The Baltimore Area? [more inside]
Looking for good theater, opera, ballet, musicals, etc in the DC metro area [more inside]
Does anyone have suggestions for a high quality dance studio in northwest Philadelphia (especially Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy area)? I'm a twentysomething who is primarily interested in ballet, although I've enjoyed tap in the past as well. [more inside]
How can my seven-year-old daughter have a shot at meeting any of the dancers in a professional ballet production? [more inside]
I'm looking for drop-in ballet classes in the Somerville, MA area. [more inside]
So, theatre and music folks, question for you - if a venue is hosting two presentations only of a concert/performance, and they're two nights in a row, on which night am I more likely to see the better show? [more inside]
Help me find a funny video clip from the Nutcracker! [more inside]
Where is the best place to purchase tickets for the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker this year (2010)? I'd like to find some decent seats for a family of 5 without breaking the bank.
Does anyone know anything about the amazing dancers in the Raindance video which is all over YT & FB at the moment? [more inside]
What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
Help me find this short, very mod ballet film. It's in color, from the 1950s. [more inside]
Help me find a ballet video that would interest my 3-year old daughter [more inside]
What is a ballerina doing when she's "on point"? [more inside]
Great innovative but still classic ballet on DVD? [more inside]
[.mp3 Filter] I am looking for an .mp3 of the song "In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated" by Thom Willems. [more inside]
What books/websites about nutrition would you recommend for a serious ballet student in her teens? [more inside]
Hive mind, please help: I'm thinking of a short ballet film that came out in the 1970's (1975?). There is no plot -- it's basically a pas de deux, set to Pachelbel's Canon in D. [more inside]
I took two years of ballet when I was 15-17, and loved it! I got hooked, took it about 4-5 times per week, and worked so hard that I ended up starting pointe before heading off to college. Its been almost 10 years, but I want to get back into it. Wrench in the works: I'm more roly-poly than teeny-weeny. [more inside]
Please help me find a relatively easy, yet not cutesy, ballet-themed cross-stitch kit or pattern. [more inside]
I’d like to look at a full-length piano arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ballet (Op. 66 – La belle au bois dormant). I could buy one, or find a music library, but do you know whether any edition is freely accessible on-line? For future reference, are there any particular sites that you like as a source for pdf’d classical music scores?
My girlfriend did ballet from early childhood up until the middle of high school. She was very much into it, doing everything she could to improve. Through doing so, she severely injured both of her hips (I believe it was due to "turn outs"). She still suffers from hip pain today, 1 semester away from her graduating college. What can she do to remove/reduce pain in her hips? [more inside]
Can anyone recognize this theme(YSI mp3 extract; 1.2MB) from Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo? I have a strong sense that I've heard it appropriated as(or "inspired") some movie's theme, but the IMDb soundtrack search doesn't throw up anything familiar, credited to de Falla.
Can anyone recommend affordable, beginner classical ballet, or tango, classes in NYC? [more inside]
I need to buy ballet flats for a gift. I know nothing about them. Help! [more inside]
Where can I find public domain recordings from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker? I know the music itself is public domain, but I'm worried about using a copyrighted recording. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies would be particularly nice since it's for a slideshow featuring pictures of little girls trying out for the ballet.
Performances by Russian ballet companies in England? [more inside] [more inside]