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The first time I stepped into Michael's studio, I didn't know what to expect. I was scared to death, but eager to know more about Michael and his methods of teaching.

Hi, my name is Christina Martin, and I have been dancing with Michael for a little over a year. The fir...

February 28, 2017

Dancing at Patterson School of Ballet is both challenging and rewarding. Mr. Michael draws on his professional experience to teach us classical ballet. In class, we learn proper ballet techniques.  We do barre stretching, exercises and group exercises.  I am also learn...

January 22, 2017

     Have you ever wondered how much hard work and dedication goes into becoming a ballerina? Well, I never could have imagined that I would need to attend ballet school at least five days a week. Usually, I have classes for about 10 1/2 hours a week.
    My...

December 11, 2016

Hi, my name is Gianna Lytle and I am 12 years old. Ever since the first day I stepped into a dance studio I loved ballet.  After dancing for 7 years I had lost my passion and desire to pursue ballet anymore.  Then I came to Patterson School of Ballet two years ago and...

October 13, 2016

My name is Isabella Bruni. I am 11 years old. I started dancing when I was 3. I came to Patterson School of Ballet when I was 9 years old.

When people think of ballet, they think of the fluffy tutus and the pink satin shoes.  But when I think about ballet, I think about...

August 30, 2016

      My name is Sierra Griffith. I am an 11 year old, and I attend The Patterson School of Ballet. I started dancing when I was 3 years old, and transferred to The Patterson School of Ballet when I was 10 years old. Before I transferred, I was thinking of quitting bal...

July 8, 2015

As a dancer you are highly prone to injuries.  You are constantly forcing your body to do things that are quite unnatural.  If you are not wearing well-suited poitne shoes, over stretching or not stretching enough, not receiving proper training, etc. you can potentaill...

May 20, 2015

Hi I’m Mackenzie and I have natural flexible feet. Having flexible feet come with a toll, lots of strengthening and money.

                  When you are born with flexible feet, like I was, your feet are considered weak because they are so bendy. So Michael helped me d...

March 28, 2015

 

Here I am standing in a ballet class with 9 other girls, that want to be there, that want to work, and want to learn. I never imagined myself taking ballet 5 days a week, and I am sure many other people never imagined it either, but unexpected things can happen someti...

March 5, 2015

 

Every dancer knows that their toes put in a lot of time and effort to dance. The result? Tired, aching toes. Here are some tips that will keep your toes in tip top shape.

 

At least once a week give your toes a little special attention, whether it be a soak in warm wate...

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