With the premiere of our new Contemporary Ballet "Love Is..." approaching, I'm sure you've had many questions including: What are the costumes? What will the music sound like? Is there even a story?
Learn more about Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts' production of Beyond the Nutcracker.
Laura Kalinski talks about taking adult ballet classes at Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts in Frankfort, Illinois.
Especially if you feel like you are still getting to know the in's and out's of the dance world, you may wonder why there is so much talk about these things called Summer Intensives. Is there really a need to spend 4-6 weeks away from home during the summer to dance? In this post, Ballet 5:8 Company Artist Brette Benedict lends some insight on the benefits of attending a summer intensive.
Why are summer dance classes so important?
Ms. Brette Benedict tackles the difficulty of remembering combinations, corrections and so much more - all at once!
Exploring the ups and downs of training for dance - the Good Days and the Bad Days.
Going on pointe is an exciting step for any ballet dancer! It is a transition into ballet as it is performed by professional dancers and a launch into more intense and difficult training.
Breaking in your pointe shoes is an important step in preparing your shoes to wear for class. There are several benefits to the dancer and the shoe that will assist in better function and comfort.