• My Ballet New Year’s Resolutions

    Usually, I make New Year’s Resolutions for everything in my life and compile it into one list of things I want to accomplish, become better at, or start. I’ve never made New Year’s Resolutions specifically for ballet. I’ve just said in my list I want to get better, but I don’t say how I want to achieve this nor the steps I have to take to make this happen. This year, I want to make a list of resolutions just for ballet so I can do just that and share it with all of you. I split up my Resolutions into 7 sections: flexibility, strength, health, technique, ballet class, performance,…

  • How to Balance Dance and School

    Hey guys it’s Gabi, Welcome to another one of my blog posts. If this is the first time you are reading one of my posts, hey I’m Gabi. I am 15,  in high school, and I also do ballet. I usually blog about my experiences and tips about ballet, school, and my life. If you like these posts and want to read more of them then scroll to the bottom of the page and subscribe to my blog so you can get notified when I post new blog entries. This post is going to be about how to balance dance and school.  I am a sophomore in high school and I go…

  • Ballet Hacks

    Hey guys, It’s Gabi and today I am going to share some ballet hacks with you guys. 1. Do you ever have the problem that your pointe shoe ribbon knot wouldn’t stay in and always fall out? Well, you can hairspray your knot and you can sew it into your tights. 2. The heel of my pointe shoes always falls off. So a hack to fix this is that you can put rosin on the heel of your foot and your heel of your pointe shoe wouldn’t come off. 3. Another hack you can use is that you can stretch while you are watching tv, Netflix or Hulu. You can also stretch…

  • The 3rd Week of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive

    The 3rd week was so much fun. I know more people and I almost got used to the schedule.I wake up at 6:30am, leave for DTH at 7:30, arrive at 8:15 then wait until class starts at 9:00. I don’t finish until 5pm! We finished our modern dance for the street festival and we finished the first part of the ballet piece. We are still working on the 2nd part. I am not in the 2nd part though. I also think we are doing an afro-cuban demonstration. I really hope we are because it is really fun. And its cool to learn a new style of dance from a different…