Plié [plee-AY] is one of the first steps we learn in ballet, but is used in many different forms for dance. 

 

The word, plié, means to bend. In ballet we demonstrate this with our legs. Plié is used to start and finish the majority of dance steps, provide power in jumps...

When it comes to teaching our young dancers how to taking care of their bodies there are many topics to cover. Self-awareness, confidence, proper eating, caring for injuries, and of course stretching! It is important that our dancers learn at a young age how to properl...

July 3, 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:28 am | Updated: 9:14 pm, Sat Jul 5, 2014.

Sara Lepley, lifestyles reporter | Collegiate Times

 

When you walk into the Little Leapers dance studio, you are not walking into an episode of Dance Moms.

 

Virginia Tech alumna Heather Leeper op...

January 19, 2014

Posted: January 19, 2014

Morgan Jacobsen | Virginia Tech

 

December 10, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Heather Haas, lifestyles reporter | Virginia Tech

 

 

Leaper's mission for her program is for children to not only learn to dance, but to love to dance. Last year the studio started planning the Nutcracker after being in business for only...

July 10, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Rachel Cline, features staff writer | Collegiate Times

For hundreds of years, ballerinas have captivated audiences with their graceful steps, elegant lines and effortless strength. With every turn and leap, they have become almos...

April 10, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2013

Heather Haas | Virginia Tech

 

The owner of Little Leapers talks about her experiences getting to where she is now. This assignment was done for a Multimedia Reporting class at Virginia Tech.

"My vision for the entire studio was to always...

February 14, 2013

Posted:  Thursday, February 14, 2013

By Ken Heineck, NRV Reporter  | WSLS 10

 

 

BLACKSBURG, VA -

It may seem like just another ballet studio with little feet crossing the floor, but Blacksburg town leaders hope "Little Leapers" is the first of many businesses in a while to...

August 30, 2012

It’s almost that time of year, when Sugarplums starting dancing in folks' heads. This year, Little Leapers, the YMCA at Virginia Tech and the VT Ballet Project  are preparing for their first holiday production of "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 15th and 16th at the Lyric...

June 28, 2012

If you enter a typical dance class in the NRV you might see Ballet Barres, tight buns, and
teachers wagging their fingers for students to straighten their knees. For many young
dancers the wonderful fantasy of starting Ballet is quickly replaced by discipline and
uncom...

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