Today is about the magic, the enchantment and charm in ballet.

Ballet isn't always about the dancing, it can be about the story. Some people say that it is the story that creates the magic in a performance.

The majority of ballets are set to stories. The stories are myths and fairytales which is what makes them so magical and enchanting.

The dancers reveal the story through different characters. Every story is communicated by actions and mimes.

Some well known ballets include Swan Lake, Cinderella and Nutracker.

Which is your favourite ballet story?

Familiarize yourself with the traditional and magical stories here -

http://www.balletdancersguide.com/ballet-stories

Ballet dancers have to not only have to focus on the dancing but on what they are trying to portray through their character.

The story will only come out to be special if the dancers put their whole 100% into being the character.

Therefore, dancers have to learn to interpret their character and create emotion through their dancing.

Dance from you heart and perform with passion.

All the best,

Odette

P.S - The quote of the day is, “There are no small parts, only small actors.”


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