Jillian's Little Ballerinas

Some of you know this already but this past Sunday was my little kids' spring showcase. They were so impressive, having learned over 7 minutes of choreography at such young ages of 5-9 years old.

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With such young kids and such long choreography, you never know what might happen on stage. I can't exaggerate enough how PERFECTLY FABULOUS these little ones were. I am so proud of their hard work and will miss them this summer!

Truly Fabulous

I've never really been the type of dancer that has enjoyed choreography and making dances in the past. It's always been a stressful process for me, mostly because I'm too concerned with whether or not the audience will like this or that. This past week, my choreography was showcased in the final senior thesis show at University of the Arts.

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These beautiful ladies worked their butts off and did a fabulous job of taking the movement that I have them and making it something real, something tangible. It's truly amazing what they did and in a show filled with senior class dancers, these first year students seriously held their own.

It was really inspiring for me to watch what I created unfold from an audience members perspective. By the final night, their performance had me in tears wishing I could make a career out of choreographing.

Thank you Katie, Melissa, Libby and Abby for all of the hard work you ladies put into my piece. You looked amazing and you all made such wonderful things happen up there on stage. Should I ever decide to create a dance company, you four ladies are hired for sure! :)

Above photo: (left to right) Elizabeth Rush, Katie Mroczek, Melissa Hyatt, Jillian Dreusike & Abby Stachnik. 4/12.

Our NEW allongée™ Workshops!

Your VERY first question answered:

Pronounced: ay-lone-jay; meaning to lengthen.

So on Sunday afternoon, we had our second-ever allongée™ bodyLOGIC Ballet 101 Workshop and it was FABULOUS! I LOVE this class, it is so awesome for you guys to be able to take an actual ballet class (more or less.. well, WAYY more!) and relate it to our classes and our fitness technique. It makes me so happy that those of you who have been with me for some time would totally pass as dancers, as our classes have made your dance technique so SOLID!

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For those of you that are newbies, you'll get there with just a little time I swear! I'm excited to see how the technique will unfold for those of you newbies as all of the newbie generations before you have been introduced to the technique in the opposite order (with the exception of our very first generation "Sankhya Yoga PowerBarre Ladies".. for those of you that haven't heard that story of our history, it will be posted one day!). I think that it will give you guys the BEST approach to the technique, and it's probably THE hardest class, even as an OPEN class!

We've had some requests for this class to be added onto the schedule MORE! Please leave us comments below- tell us what times would be best for you!

Thanks :)