6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

To be a Nutcracker dancer requires extreme dedication – and at a time when many family and friends are enjoying fatty treats and lounging around watching football. What health lessons can Nutcracker dancers share to help everyone enjoy a more fit lifestyle during this holiday season? Enjoy your food, but watch your portions! It’s completely … Continue reading 6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

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5 Benefits of Summer Dance Camps

By Stephanie Heston and Alexander Smirnov, Kansas Ballet Company   Are you one of those parents who is frantically looking for something for your child to do during summer vacation? Have you thought about sending them to Summer Dance Camp? It can be a great opportunity for your kids! Here are 5 benefits of Summer Dance … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Summer Dance Camps

Benefits of ballet you may not know about

With the start of a new year, you may be considering your options for improving your health in 2018. You have options – gym, kickboxing, daily walks or jogging, starting a new diet – but an option you may not have considered for yourself or your child is taking ballet classes. Why should ballet classes … Continue reading Benefits of ballet you may not know about

Healthy Lessons from Nutcracker Dancers

At Christmas time, Topeka is blessed with multiple performances of the ballet classic, The Nutcracker. Dancers prepare for several months to burst out onto the stage wearing their tutus, costumes and pointe shoes with perfect coordination among dancers to Tchaikovsky’s classical music (at our own version of The Nutcracker, we are especially blessed to be … Continue reading Healthy Lessons from Nutcracker Dancers

The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet

Topeka has a long history with the ballet, with several schools teaching this classic dance to generations of Topekans. Locals have been treated to many breath-taking ballet productions, including of course the annual productions of The Nutcracker. Likely when you think of ballet, you imagine graceful and beautiful ballerinas freely leaping and twirling across a … Continue reading The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet