Adults with a yen to dance and try out ballet in North York or elsewhere should give into their impulse and check out local dance classes. Many adults take up ballet and age is just a number when it comes to trying out dance in the modern world. (more…)
Many little girls dreamed of being a ballerina, and some even got to attend ballet classes, even if they never actually progressed very far. But if you always wished that you could have taken classes, there’s no need to fret that you missed out on your dreams. (more…)
As a child, many people stood in their bedrooms practicing their pas de chat or bending into their third awkward plié of the hour. Ballet is a fascinating pass time that brings a unique elegance to the body and for many it brings back childhood dreams of wonder and grace. If you are looking to experience that childish wonder once more, look for a ballet school in Toronto and discover your dream. (more…)
As dancing requires the use of your body muscles to execute graceful moves, dance, ballet and movement are enjoyable forms of exercise for adults and kids alike. You benefit from physical fitness, increased heart and lung capacities and a feeling of well-being that can raise self-esteem and confidence. Dance is an aerobic exercise and can be used as a form of therapy for a number of common ailments. (more…)
Welcome to my dance blog. My name is Donita and I love everything that has to do with dancing and ballet. Although it was not always that way. Let me tell you about how I fell in love with dancing and ballet.
I started taking Classical Ballet at a very young age. That was not my choice. Living in France, most parents enrolled their daughters to the conservatory of dance, to refine their education. A daughter had to be graceful, elegant and have good manners, but not necessarily be a professional ballerina. From the age of four until twelve I resented going to those ballet classes because the dance teachers were very strict and stern. After a few years, my teachers approached my parents asking them to make me attend classes more than once a week. Apparently I was very talented. I remember being tested every year for a dance exam on stage, and every year I succeeded passing to the next level without making any effort. Of course my parents asked me whether I wanted to add more lessons and I said NO! For me, once a week was enough!
One day going into my twelfth birthday, I was rehearsing for my dance exam in class and I heard two teachers talking to each other and pointing out to me that I was very good and for sure I was going to succeed the exam. At that point I saw my reflection in the mirror and couldn’t believe it was me dancing. Since that day, I fell in love, so much in love with Classical Ballet that I asked my parents for more classes. My whole life changed, I had a goal. I was constantly dancing at home, on the streets, waiting for an elevator, at school, everywhere. Everybody knew me as Donita the dancer. I became a professional dancer with “Les Grands Ballets Canadiens” and other companies. Now my second love is teaching and choreographing and my goal is to pass on to all my students my passion and appreciation of classical ballet and music.