The new season is underway!  Our Ballet Theme this year is UPPER BODY.   As we continue to work on proper alignment (using our core, gluteus maximus, and adductors =inner-thighs), and using our deep rotator muscles for turnout, we are now adding work on our upper body, which include: torso, arms, neck, and head.  We have been focusing on adding our head to our exercises, working the ribcage, and proper arm support from the shoulder blades.


The Ballet Team have two important goals for this season.  One, strengthening and coordinating both our lower body and upper body to create the complete look on stage, as well as achieving fluidity between movements; connecting one step into the next so it looks like a dance (performance) not just an exercise.  We will be spending more time in center doing longer combinations than last year, to achieve these goals.


In our classes, we continue to use the same lesson plan so the dancers can have a few weeks to learn, and then a few weeks to really focus on the technical skills, but we have zoomed in more on upper body work, especially the arms and chest.  We continue to support the need for more stability on one leg, but have really focused on mastering our plies, tendus and degages to begin the season off on the right foot after time off from ballet in August.


We welcomed Micah this summer to the ballet team, so we hope you are as excited as we are to have a male perspective and role-model again on the team.  You can reach out to him also if you are in need of acro privates:


This year PDC is taking a Ballet solo + a Pointe Trio to competition – another super exciting first milestone for the studio!   We will also have our 6 most advanced Pointe dancers participating a bit in the Nutcracker production that Lexi and Erica are putting on December 15th at Southview.


Please reach out to me if you have any further questions, concerns, or just to start up a conversation about any topics that you are interested in and want to know more about.


Thank you for sharing your dancers with us!




Tafat Ostfield

Artistic Ballet Director

Platinum Dance Center