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Back up on our "Pointes!"

Busy bloggers! Here is Susan of S & J Talk Ballet with her latest thoughts Pointe Class It was good to restart Pointe Class for this term at Arts Ed and to welcome some new dancers to this class. We began our exercises in the centre and moved to the barre later. In the centre, we concentrated on undertaking the exercises on demi-pointe to develop our technique.  At the barre, we worked on pointe if we wanted to. Though there were new members the class is still quite small compared to the class beforehand, so there is plenty of room for more people to join this very fulfilling class. Pointe shoes are not a necessity as the class can be taken in flat shoes and is not painful as some might think due to the makeup of Pointe shoes today! Spectators are welcome if you want to have an idea of what the class is like before trying it. Ballet shoes I have a pair of leather split sole ballet shoes and a pair of canvas split sole shoes. The problem I am finding is that the canv
Happy February! Here is J as in Julia of S & J Talk Ballet New at St. Peter's Hall, exclusive studio, W4 A Happy New Year to all dancers out there! Director Donna is at present trialling two new exciting classes, which will hopefully be added to her already extensive Ballet4life portfolio! These are Yoga for dancers and Pilates for dancers. There are SO many possibilities to choose from in the exciting collection of classes at Ballet4life, that it puts me in mind of the variety of flavours found in a scrummy box of chocolates!! I took to the Yoga mat for the first time last Wednesday, along with ten others at our spacious Ballet4life studio, and must admit I was a little apprehensive at first, but Chihiro our teacher was very attentive to our needs, and realising I had a slight back injury, produced a yoga support for me to sit on. My favourite moves so far were Downward Dog and Resting Dog , the latter reminding me of a certain Swan Lak e pose!...
Happy 1st of February! Susan the S of S & J Talk Ballet is back with her interesting feedback on January  Pirouette   Workshop! Please have a read and feel free to add your comments. #balletforall #balletforadults #ballet4life #danceforall #danceforhealth #danceforhappiness Susan says I hope everyone has settled into the new term now that Christmas is a very distant memory. It has been lovely to share classes with people I have met before and meet new fellow dancers. Last Thursday was the first time that I had been able to attend the 11.30am Beginner Follow-On class and we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to be taught by Donna. It was a great class taken at a pleasant pace with a focus on technique all to the accompaniment of the excellent music. I know I am not the only one that found it very enjoyable. Thank you, Donna! Since the beginning of the term, there has been a 30-minute Pirouette Workshop run by our teacher Mark Kelly at Arts Ed follo