Carissa Efford

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Ballet Teacher shares beginning pointe class. Click on pic for full post and video!

My beginning pointe video will give you some first steps towards understanding the mechanics of pointe work. Find a beginning pointe video here!

Images of graceful ballerinas gliding effortlessly across the stage are deceptive. Ballet demands considerable strength from muscles all over the body, including the inner thighs. The inner thigh muscles -- also known as the adductors -- are involved in the first steps that dancers learn in ballet. Focusing on the role of the muscles -- bringing the legs together -- will help activate and strengthen them. A couple of targeted cross-training exercises can build additional strength.

Images of graceful ballerinas gliding effortlessly across the stage are deceptive. Ballet demands considerable strength from muscles all over the body, including the inner thighs. The inner thigh .

GREAT TIPS on how dancers can train the correct muscles for their strongest and most beautiful legs.

Exercises for alignment, for all types of legs It was August in New York City, and Paula Morgan was leading a body placement seminar at the 2014 Dance Teacher Summit. When someone asked for advice on .