Ballet dancers David Hallberg and Polina Semionova dancing The Nutcracker

Top tips for preparing for your Nutcracker Christmas performance

Follow our complete guide to getting ready for your Nutcracker performance and making it your best yet!

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BLOCH Christmas gift guide 2019

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for every type of dancer!

Get it right this year with our selection of Christmas gifts for every type of dancer, because there’s no time like the present to spoil them with the perfect gift they’ll treasure!

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BLOCH Pointe Shoes and ribbons

5 essentials to pack in your BLOCH dance bag

Equally as important as the perfect-fitting leotard, ballet shoes or jazz pants, is a dance bag equipped with all those extra essentials. Here are five BLOCH necessities we recommend keeping packed at all times, so you're always prepared for class or rehearsal!

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A ballet dancer leaping during performance day

3 ways to prepare for performance day

There's nothing quite like the buzz of performance day and the best way to feel confident is to be prepared. Follow BLOCH's guide to getting performance ready for your best show yet!

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A ballet dancer en pointe wearing a tutu and BLOCH pointe shoes

When will I be ready to dance en pointe?

Pointe work is hailed as the most iconic and elegant element of ballet, but how can you tell if you're ready to take this next step? Follow BLOCH's complete guide to knowing when you're ready to progress on to pointe.

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French acrobat Jules Léotard who invented the first leotard

The history of the dance leotard

The leotard we know and love today is a one-piece garment that covers the upper body while leaving the legs free ⁠— but it hasn't always looked this way. Here we chart this rise and rise of this famed dancewear staple! 

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