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Styles and Methods of Ballet

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, Education, history, style Leave a Comment

Ballet has evolved immensely over the course of the last 500 years. Starting off as court performances in Italy with basic technique, it is now performed  worldwide in various styles. Here’s a little history and background on the style variations in ballet. In the 15th century, in the midst of cultural revival and transition to modernity in Europe, known as ...

Is Youtube a good place to learn ballet?

Elina Wisung ballerina, Ballet, beginner, dancers, Education, insights Leave a Comment

Have you ever been tempted by a Youtube ballet tutorial, or decided to learn a solo online? Unless you are a technically advanced dancer and are confident in your ability to perform the steps correctly, think again. It isn’t advisable to learn ballet technique from YouTube in the initial years of training. Just like any classical dance form, you need ...

Nirupama Gives Us The Scoop

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, callanetics, children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, Jazz, summer intensive Leave a Comment

The Student Scoop Series: We want to provide a platform to encourage our dancers to share their individual growth, experiences and insights as they bloom as dancers in our community.  This is Nirupama Ganesh (Grade 3 + JDC) sharing with us her experience on attending our 2018 Summer Intensive, 'Adventures in Neverland'. "Get out of the house more often!" This was what I heard all summer. I sighed as I looked at my unfinished to-do list of summer activities. ...

Your Guide to the 2018 Summer Intensive

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, callanetics, children, dancers, experience, Jazz, summer intensive Leave a Comment

School’s out for the summer and there’s no better way to spend your time than dancing! Joining an intensive usually means longer hours in the studio than you’re used to, so here are a few things to consider as you transition into summer intensive mode. Summer Intensive 2017 WHAT TO EXPECT *You’ll be spending a lot more time in the ...

Premier Event : Choreography Competition

Rachel Oommen children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights Leave a Comment

The Big Day On the day of the Finals of the TLFCB 2018 Choreography Competition, as I walked up to the studio, I could feel the excitement and tension of the participants warming up, waiting to impress the judges and audience with their performances. I could sense the support and anticipation of proud parents and patrons who sat expectantly awaiting ...

Dancing with the Elite: Prix de Lausanne

Maya Reddy advanced, ballerina, Ballet, dancers, experience, insights Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the year when the ballet world is buzzing with the terms ‘Prix de Lausanne’ and ‘prize winners’. As ballet students, many of us may know that this refers to perhaps the most prestigious ballet competition in the world. Started in 1973 by dance enthusiasts, it is held in Lausanne, Switzerland, every year. The competition is open ...