Pointe Pictures

Monday, June 13, 2016

I hope you're all enjoying your day.
Today, I wanted to share some pictures my sister and I took recently.
(She kindly took the last two.)

Do you guys ever take a dance picture and begin critizizing your technique as soon as you see it?
...or is it just me?
Either way I hope you enjoy. :)

I could turn out way more in this...ech.


~ Kathryn~

Giselle // 2015 Svetlana Zakharova

Friday, May 20, 2016


I hope you're all having a nice Friday.

I found the WHOLE BALLET of Giselle, Giselle danced by one of my favorite ballerinas, Svetlana Zakharova!
Giselle is a beautiful tragedy, and the music is lovely. I encourage you to watch it if you haven't done so already.
Disclaimer: You might experience some jealousy of Svetlana's extensions.

Have a nice weekend,


Flames of Paris PDD

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hey dancers,

I found this fabulous Flames of Paris pdd danced by Natalia Ospipova and Ivan Vasiliev.


*drools* Why can't we all turn and leap like Natalia...

Any fun YouTube finds recently? Leave a link below!

~ Kathryn ~

Let's Chat #3

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hey dancers,

I'm back with another installment of Let's Chat.
Today we're going to talk about an issue that bothers every dancer at one point or another in their dancing career.

Today's topic is:

How do you deal with favoritism?

Whenever favoritism is shown constantly in a class, I admit it. I get jealous green. Of course, I try to fight this feeling by reminding myself that the person getting praised is just trying their best.
Though you might not be a teacher's favorite, it is always a good idea to get on their good side and be on friendly terms. You can do this by listening and showing respect towards the teacher in and out of the studio (well duh, you should do this to everyone really.), trying to adapt yourself to that certain teacher's style or methods for that class, and going out of your way to thank the teacher after class.
Not only is this good courtesy, it will make the teacher feel appreciated and credited for her hard work-always something a teacher likes to receive from a student.

Have a great week!


P.S. I started rehearsals for my June concert and benefit. For the concert piece my group is doing a four movement piece by Handel, and for the benefit, we are doing excerpts from Coppelia. I am currently learning the Czardas, which is a Hungarian folk dance in two movements-one slow and one fast. It's loads of fun, and we will have the oppurtunity to wear character shoes (something I've never done.) 

Let's Chat #2

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hey dancers

I'm back with another installment of "Let's Chat."

Today's topic is:

What is your favorite ballet, and why?

The Nutcracker, of course, for  me.  But I also love Cinderella and Swan Lake. The music in all three is beautiful, and I love the stories. They all represent something very real. Nutcracker portrays a fantastical children's world and the magic of imagination and kindness, Cinderella portrays that virtues such as kindness, gentleness, and patience all reap rewards, and Swan Lake portrays the tragic and realistic rawness of unfulfilled love. I always get chills when I hear the music.

Have a good week!


Let's Chat #1

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hey dancers,

I've decided to start a fun and conversational post series where we can all share our opinions, personal opinions, and experiences on a certain topic.
If you have a question you'd like to ask other dancers, you can submit it to aliengirl91@gmail.com

Today's topic is:

What is your least favorite part of class? Why? What are your plans for conquering this dislike?

Personally, I hate petite allegro. I feel so rushed, and beats and I are old enemies. Recently, I've been reminding myself of three simple but essential things-jump UP, get to fifth as soon as possible, and point those toes. 

Have a lovely week and a great Easter!


ballet dancers- an interview

Sunday, March 6, 2016

hey peeps. a few days ago i decided to interview a few of my ballerina friends and ask what they think about being a ballet dancer.

1. what's it like to be a ballet dancer?

"you're constantly practicing, even when you aren't in the studio. i turn and jété the hallway at school all the time." 


"i will never be able to listen to music the same- i always think about counts." 


"being a ballet dancer completely changes your perspective and who you are as a dancer. caroline used to break out in hip hop but now she does ballet." 

- Leah 

2. how do you react to people saying they're ballet dancers? 

"i'm just like no. no, you are not doing a pirouette. please, please stop doing an 180 degree first position. YOUR KNEES ARE NOT OVER YOUR TOES." 

- Emma 

"ugh. *covers her eyes before sassily sauntering out of the studio.* *walks back in.* i can't even." 

- Caroline 

"people just ask me to do fouettes. only they pronounce it foo-t-ways." 

- Leah  

3. what's your favorite style of ballet? 

"definitely cecchetti." 

- Emma



"honestly, i don't care. either vagonava or cecchetti." 

- Leah 

unfortunately our interview stopped as we had to continue class. 

i hope you enjoyed,