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Minneapolis, MN

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A Journey into the World of Professional Ballet with inspiring artists who share their amazing personal stories. Broadcast 3 days per week, each podcast features an enlightening interview with a professional dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director, writer, or photographer from around the globe. We explore the highs and lows of their career path, training, reflections on the past and plans for the future.

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English


Episodes

Pirouettes from the Past – History of Dance Recitals - Balancing Pointe

9/11/2017
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This episode looks at the history of dance recitals, which have been part of ballet class in America for a long time. The post Pirouettes from the Past – History of Dance Recitals appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:16:51


Pirouettes from the Past – Relationships – Ballet vs. Modern Dance - Balancing Pointe

8/18/2017
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On this episode Dr. Klapper explores the contentious history of the early relationship between ballet and modern dance. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author...

Duration: 00:19:43


Pirouettes from the Past – The History of Leotards, Tights, and Tutus - Balancing Pointe

7/21/2017
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In this episode of Pirouettes form the Past, Dr. Klapper continues the theme of exploring the history of dancewear. The episode traces the history of leotards, tights, and tutus. The post Pirouettes from the Past – The History of Leotards, Tights, and Tutus appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:15:39


Pirouettes from the Past – The History of Pointe Shoes - Balancing Pointe

6/27/2017
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On this episode Dr. Klapper shares with us the history of pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are taken for granted as an integral part of ballet, but they are actually a somewhat recent development within the context of many centuries of ballet history. The post Pirouettes from the Past – The History of Pointe Shoes appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:17:57


Pirouettes from the Past ~ Race and Diversity Part Two - Balancing Pointe

5/21/2017
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This episode continues the discussion of the history of race, diversity, and ballet in America. The focus in this episode is on the obstacles within the world of professional ballet that African American dancers faced throughout the twentieth century and continue to deal with today. The post Pirouettes from the Past ~ Race and Diversity Part Two appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:20:51


Pirouettes from the Past – Chapter 13 – The History of Race, Diversity, and Ballet in America - Balancing Pointe

4/14/2017
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This chapter of Pirouettes from the Past features discusses the history of race, diversity, and ballet in America. The focus in this episode is on African American children’s difficulties in gaining access to ballet class and the segregated studios where most of them had to go for training. The post Pirouettes from the Past – Chapter 13 – The History of Race, Diversity, and Ballet in America appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:15:17


Pirouettes from the Past – the transformative 1963 Ford Foundation ballet grants and the importance of arts funding - Balancing Pointe

3/8/2017
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This chapter of Pirouettes from the Past is about the transformative 1963 Ford Foundation ballet grants and the importance of arts funding. The post Pirouettes from the Past – the transformative 1963 Ford Foundation ballet grants and the importance of arts funding appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:14:08


Pirouettes from the Past, Chapter 11 ~ The History of Dance Teacher Organizations in the United States - Balancing Pointe

2/13/2017
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In this episode of Pirouettes from the Past, Dr. Klapper discusses the history of dance teacher organizations in the United States. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is...

Duration: 00:17:31


217 ~ Pirouettes from the Past, Chapter 10 ~ Ballet Techniques. - Balancing Pointe

1/13/2017
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In today’s episode, Dr. Klapper teams up with Pas de Chat’s host Barry Kerollis to trace the history of the various ballet training techniques in the United States. You can find Barry’s collaborative episode at PremierDanceNetwork.com. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research...

Duration: 00:18:39


216 ~ Pirouettes from the Past – Chapter Nine, College Dance Departments Part Two - Balancing Pointe

12/19/2016
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This episode is the second on the history of college dance departments in the United States. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of...

Duration: 00:19:41


215 ~ Pirouettes from the Past – Chapter Eight, College Dance Departments Part One - Balancing Pointe

11/12/2016
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This episode is the first of two on the history of college dance departments in the United States. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming...

Duration: 00:16:48


214 ~ Pirouettes from the Past – Chapter Seven, European Ballet Teachers in America. - Balancing Pointe

10/14/2016
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This episode discusses the important role European ballet teachers played in America, especially during the last decades of the nineteenth century and first decades of the twentieth century. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the...

Duration: 00:14:29


213 ~ Ask Megan! – What Do You Know About the Australian Ballet? - Balancing Pointe

10/14/2016
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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Amanda who wants to know if Megan knows anything about Australian Ballet or any of the American dancers who have joined their company. The post 213 ~ Ask Megan! – What Do You Know About the Australian Ballet? appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:03:51


211 ~ Ask Megan! How many classes are enough? - Balancing Pointe

9/18/2016
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Today’s question comes from Sarah who wants to know if she is taking enough ballet classes each week. The post 211 ~ Ask Megan! How many classes are enough? appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:03:01


212 ~ Jess Spinner, The Whole Dancer - Balancing Pointe

9/18/2016
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Today Kimberly interviews Jess Spinner of The Whole Dancer Program. The interview comes LIVE from Boston. Jess shares with us her journey in dance and how body image struggles led her to becoming a professional in nutrition and ultimately creating The Whole Dancer program to help coach and empower dancers to find their best health both nutritionally but also physically. The post 212 ~ Jess Spinner, The Whole Dancer appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:33:12


209 ~ Ask Megan! How do guest choreographers choose the dancers they work with when visiting NYCB? - Balancing Pointe

9/12/2016
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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question comes from Nancy who called in to ask how guest choreographers choose dancers when they work with NYCB. Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE: Premier Dance Network The post 209 ~ Ask Megan! How do guest choreographers choose the dancers they work with when visiting NYCB? appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:06:17


208 ~ Ask Megan! Which is the best leotard to wear for an upcoming audition? - Balancing Pointe

9/12/2016
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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come Emily who writes in to say: “My name is Emily and I was wondering whether it is best to wear a simple tank leotard or a 3/4 sleeve leotard for my upcoming SAB audition? I like the 3/4 length because it is very elegant and flattering and shows off my back but the plain tank leotard would show off my arms more. I’m not sure which they would be looking for more.” Do you have a question about Ballet? YOU...

Duration: 00:03:29


210 ~ Pirouettes from the Past ~ Chapter Six, Boys and Ballet in America ~ Part Two - Balancing Pointe

9/12/2016
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This episode is the second episode exploring the history of boys and ballet in America with this month’s focus on the challenges historically faced by boys in ballet. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and...

Duration: 00:16:49


207 ~ Ask Megan! What steps should be taken to achieve a career in dance? - Balancing Pointe

8/23/2016
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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from a listener who has been thinking about a career in dance and is not sure what steps she should take to get there. The post 207 ~ Ask Megan! What steps should be taken to achieve a career in dance? appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:04:49


206 ~ Ask Megan! How to deal with a jealousy from peers. - Balancing Pointe

8/23/2016
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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Meghan who wants to know how to deal with jealousy from peers. The post 206 ~ Ask Megan! How to deal with a jealousy from peers. appeared first on Balancing Pointe.

Duration: 00:04:28

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