December 2019.Maria Shreiber flew up from Juno Beach Florida just for our One on One. She’s a delight to work with and surpassed my expectations. Here we are working on the pas de valse de côté. Maria plays tennis and swims 6 days a week and loves ballet. I last worked One on One with Maria Shreiber in July – she’d only begun studying ballet, mainly from my videos. She’s so passionate about learning ballet and has fierce concentration and determination. What more can I ask for? It’s a pleasure opening the door to the world of ballet for her because she has done all this learning on her own using my videos and surpassed my expectation. Our next lesson is March 2020. It’s students like Maria who make me think of ways to explain the technique so it’s learnable and doable. I am honored. BRAVO MARIA! Video by Jason Jhung of Ninja Pirate Productions
Monday. November 13, 2017. Just enjoyed a 30-minute One on One Skype session with a lovely young ballerina-to-be who lives in North Carolina. She danced full-out on pointe in a good-sized studio. She’s been told she lacks attack and that her dancing is uninteresting. What I observed is that like many young dancers today, she has not been taught to use her spine and arms in opposition to the movements of her feet and legs. She “dances with the wrong leg”—she emphasizes lifting her legs into poses rather than stepping out, pushing down, and getting on her supporting leg. Therefore, she appears to always be on the same level especially when she jumps because she does not reach out and use her pushing foot. She worked very hard, and showed great improvements and had moments of inspired beauty. With Skype, it’s as though I was in the studio with her. How about you? What can I help you with?
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