Turn, leap towards a new year!

November was a transitional month.  We switched things up to get the dancers out of falling into “automatic pilot”, moving faster in class from combo to combo, with some familiar combinations as well as some new ones.  My classes also checked our balance by not using the barre for a few classes. I made some exercises a competition to get the dancers in “the competitive mode”.


Over Winter Break, the ballet team will be meeting to discuss curriculum.  What has worked wonderfully the past two years now needs to be re-evaluated, as the dancers have a great foundation in ballet knowledge and need a different push forward to prepare for the upcoming competitions.   Stay tuned…..


Nutcracker choreography was completed this month, and we even had our first rehearsal with the whole cast – woohoo!  It should be a fun production, so buy your tickets for Sunday, December 15th @ 2:00pm at Southview.


December will bring some winter music, and each class will hone in on a specific skill each time.  We will also be checking in with the dancers about their season goals, to see if they are on the right path.


Reminder that there are great resources, videos, and tips for your dancer on our platinumcomp.com website under DANCER’S ONLY = Ballet Training:


Ballet Training


Also, take advantage of Lisa Howell’s “Pointe Range” program we purchased.  Email tafat@platinumdancecenter.com for login info.


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