Tag: beginners

Teaching Inversions to Beginners? Here's How to Give Students the Strength and Confidence

Going upside down can be scary. It’s spatially bewildering, and young students who have spent their lives upright often lack the strength required to feel confident putting their weight on their hands. But, don’t fret! There are safe and pleasant ways to build the muscle and the might for dynamite inversions. #1 – Strengthen and […]

Playing Catch-Up

Addressing the needs of late-starters Arantxa Ochoa at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet Jenna Savella, a second soloist with The National Ballet of Canada, didn’t get serious about ballet until she was 15. When she auditioned for Canada’s National Ballet School, she was placed two levels lower than most of her peers. “I didn’t have […]