Anne Hebard School of Ballet

Anne Hebard School of Ballet
Anne Hebard School of Ballet is listed in the Dance Instruction category in Kingston, New York. Displayed below is the only current social network for Anne Hebard School of Ballet which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Anne Hebard School of Ballet on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 61.

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795 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 679-2518

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Jump for joy! More classes! August classes! And the new school website is only moments away! Please watch your email for upcoming announcements! But first... Beginner Ballet Blast #2 Will continue Thursday August 3 and 10th! 6pm - 7:20! Friday morning Adult intermediate ballet August 4 and 11th at 10:00am! Friday, August 4th and 11th. Childrens Ballet 2. 11:30-12:45am. Join us!!!

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Important Read. Language is everything. Promoting healthy attitudes toward developing bodies is imperative for the health of our children and young artisits.
"Stand up straight. Pull your belly button in and up. Your stomach is sticking out. Pull it in. Don't be lazy. Suck it in. Tuck your booty under.” These phrases, and many more, echo in Amanda Trusty’s head from years of ballet practice -- and, she says, “Eventually, it starts to overflow into daily life... I realize now where all my insecurities started. They started in first position at age seven at the barre.” But as a body love advocate, as well as a dance instructor, Trusty realized she had to make a change for her own students -- and her examples of how an instructor can change her language provide a wonderful lesson for anyone who coaches girls. In her blog post, Trusty compares examples of what she might have said before with her new phrases. Instead of “tuck the booty under,” she now says, “send your tailfeather down instead of out.” Why? Because “[a]s girls hit puberty, all of them are going to develop some sort of booty. This is fact, and something they can't avoid. So why tell them to tuck it under and hide it?... The tailfeather concept keeps their plié's perfectly aligned without them ever thinking about how big their booty is at all.” Another example? Instead of “suck it in, tummy in,” Trusty now says, “engage your belly.” In this case, Trusty says, the instruction isn’t just body positive, it’s also clearer: “‘Suck it in’ often implies sucking in the belly and pulling up the ribs, causing little girls to raise their shoulders and make their bellies as tiny as possible. This is never what we want... In my classes, we talk about engaging our muscles, and what it means to go from limp muscles to engaged muscles.” As a result, Trusty’s students learn that “[w]e engage the muscles to help us balance, not to look more like ballerinas.” Soon, Trusty says, dancers don’t need this kind of imagery any more because the movements become muscle memory. Then it’s time to compliment young athletes for their strength -- the strength they’ve worked hard to develop. “I teach [my students] that plié's are the ultimate test of strength, and the fact that they can lower and lift their own body weight is quite a feat for their legs to accomplish. I always tell my girls how NFL players have to take ballet as part of their training, and they love that.” In the end, “[m]y goal is to teach the girls all the amazing things their bodies can do.” Trusty challenges other teachers to embrace body positive language: “It is possible to raise the next generation of dancers without hating their bodies. It is possible to turn out great artists who are aware of how amazing their bodies are, regardless of what it looks like in a leotard." And, she concludes, "We can be the new generation of teachers who changes the way things are done. Bringing body love into the classroom is groundbreaking, inspirational, and necessary... I encourage all instructors to embrace new ways of teaching and imagery that will help our students understand their strengths, not their flaws. It will literally change everything." You can read more about Trusty’s epiphany about the language she uses while teaching on HuffPost at For an inspiring story about a young girl who worries that she has the "wrong" body to become a dancer, we highly recommend "Dancing in the Wings" for ages 4 to 8 at If you'd like to foster a healthy self-image in your Mighty Girl, you'll find dozens of empowering books for children and teens in our "Body Image" book section at For resources for parents, teachers, and other adults that offer practical advice on how to encourage a positive body image in girls, visit our "Self-Esteem & Body Image" section at And, for a helpful resource for coaching girls in team sports, check out “Catch Them Being Good: Everything You Need To Know To Successfully Coach Girls” at

We're almost to the "Pointe".... stay tuned for the launch of the new School of Ballet website .... registration will be available August 1st!

Correction. BALLET 2 TODAY is at 11:30!

Level 2 Ballet for children begins tomorrow, Friday, July 7th at 11:15am. Adult Ballet Session 2 begins tonight at 6pm! And our summer intensive for Ballet Level 4 begins this Monday July 10th! See you soon!