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Gentle, Mindful Movement: An Interview with Erica Trivett


Today, we interviewed Erica Trivett, Certified Practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education® and Thesis Writer – Osteopathy Manual Practice, about the stretches she likes to do and why she thinks the Feldenkrais Method® is good for dancers.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

So, we are here at Harbour Dance Centre, and I am Erica Trivett. I am currently a Guild Certified Practitioner® of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education® and Thesis Writer. I have had a career in dance for about 25 years. Actually, I am about to teach a class this morning.

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

The Feldenkrais Method® is based on promoting self-awareness and discovering better ways of functioning in movement — which is done in a number of different ways exploring developmental movement.

Why did you study the Feldenkrais Method®?

I got introduced to the Feldenkrais Method® when I was a guest artist in Basel at the Basel Ballet....

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How To Do a Ballet-Inspired Egg Hunt

community Mar 28, 2018

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the flowers are sprouting — spring is finally here, and along with it, Easter. Easter is popular with young and old. The little ones finally have holidays and a reason to eat tons of chocolate, and for the big ones, there are at least a few well-deserved holidays on the long Easter weekend. But one thing that is memorable for all is the hunt for the colorful Easter eggs.

Easter egg hunts are so much fun to organize, so today we’ve put together some tips for organizing a very special, ballet-themed Easter egg hunt for all the little ballerina bunnies in your family and life. Let’s get cracking, ballet PEEPS!

What do you need for an Easter egg hunt?

All you need for your ballet-themed Easter egg hunt is a bit of pre-planning, colorful, ballet-inspired eggs and free printable Easter egg hunt signs.  After that, you have to come up with your own ballet-themed Easter egg hunt clues and hide them in every corner in your...

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5 Reasons You Should Try Ballet Today

community Feb 19, 2018

If you’ve ever watched a ballet or seen it on TV, you would agree that there is almost no other performance form that is so technical yet stunningly graceful at the same time. Ballet is so rich in history and forms the basis of many other dance forms, including jazz, contemporary, modern.

While ballet, or dance in general, can seem daunting for many people who have never tried it before, it can be a really fun way to improve multiple aspects of your life.

Here are Ballegro’s 5 reasons you should try ballet today-

Create body awareness
The technical structure of ballet classes allows you to explore the movements of your own body and better understand your strengths and weaknesses. Spatial and kinesthetic awareness is something that can be improved with practice.

Improve and gain excellent posture
Ballet dancers are known for their gracefulness, much of it due to their great posture which is an important component of the practice. After enough training, this is one attribute...

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