Ballet Progression and RPM Principles

In today’s fast paced world of the internet with images of younger and younger dancers doing multiple pirouettes, tricky jumps and exhibiting hyper flexibility, it is hard to emphasize the importance of correct technique, musicality, and age (and skill level) appropriate ballet practice to dance students excited to accomplish everything here and now. As dance… Read more »

Coaching Turns

Here is a great example of what happens when you apply RPM principles of movement to pirouettes. Master Teacher Wes Chapman coached this student regarding preparation, alignment, coil, release, centripetal force when performing pirouettes. Nine pirouettes later “voila!” We find that if you know “how” to teach students to apply certain concepts through verbal cues… Read more »