The Institute for Dance Education Arts, Inc. (IDEA) is the umbrella organization for The American Ballet Competition and International Dance Teacher Seminars. It is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the art and excellence of ballet education, teaching and performance.
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Why darn your pointe shoes? The Joffrey Ballet's Victoria Jaiani finds that darning gives her shoes a slightly bigger platform and harder tip, and helps them last longer through demanding ballets. We asked her to share her secrets with us.Photo by Quinn WhartonJaiani's Tools• A straight needle. "I ....
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Master pointe shoe fitter Josephine Lee shares advice on five common yet dangerous mistakes that she sees dancers make while on pointe from curling their toes inside their shoes to the ever-controversial hyperextension.
How can I wean myself off my coffee fix without experiencing headaches and crankiness that will disrupt my rehearsal process? —Lauryn Trust me, I know the feeling—I love my morning coffee! However, caffeine is a habit-forming stimulant. Drinking excessive amounts, whether in coffee or other beverage...