In The Studio | A Blog by Carla Otero

Getting into the Right Mindset for Class

Everyone has those off days, but it’s always important to come ready to work and work hard in class. Hopefully, dance is an escape for you from everything that might be bogging you down, so with this in mind, leave that “baggage” at the door and enjoy yourself while...

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Recap: Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshop

On February 11, 2018, CarlaOteroDance offered an Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshop at the E.B. Newton School and Cultural Center in Winthrop, MA. The event was a huge success where everyone in attendance left having learned more about the exciting style of dance. The...

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Beauty of The Nutcracker

One of the most celebrated ballets in the world, The Nutcracker, is one of my all time favorites for this time of the year. Apart from getting me in the holiday spirit, I love seeing the different interpretations of the ballet from companies all over the...

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Reflections: Dancing Through Adulthood

Life throws a lot at you, every twist and turn can be something new, but is also is an opportunity for new experiences. So far 2017, has felt this way. However, I don’t think I would be able to feel like I am keeping my head “above water” if I didn’t have...

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Getting Recital Ready

Recital season is upon us! The moment you as a dancer have been waiting for and have worked towards the entire dance season. This is the opportunity to show off how much you’ve learned and improved on stage in front of an audience. Here are some quick tips to get you...

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Warming-up with a Quick Ballet Class

In addition to warming up by doing a bit of cardio and breathed through-stretches before a performance or competition, one additional way to warm-up is by doing a combination of ballet moves to get you ready. Since ballet slowly builds up in intensity and progresses...

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