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Rahul – Breaking the Mould

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Rahul Muthyal Pradeep is a dancer, singer and performer. Having started his training relatively late, Rahul wasted no time in making sure he was making the most of every moment with every opportunity. Read on to find out more about his journey with TLFCB and beyond. What three words would you use to describe yourself? Critical, Determined and Open. Tell ...

Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 4.0 – Arabesque

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The arabesque is a fundamental part of ballet training and technique. It is seen in nearly every ballet class, and every classical ballet performance. The foundations for the position are laid as early as in Primary ballet, and are built upon throughout the grades and vocational levels, until advanced dancers are performing penchées and arabesque turns. Placement in arabesque is ...

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Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 3.0 – Feet

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In dance, and in ballet in particular, our feet play an enormous role. They need to be strong, flexible, articulate and aligned in order to function to their highest potential. Here, we have selected a few easy but valuable exercises to practice at home, using our very own Artistic Director Yana Lewis as our foot model. The Theraband Sit on …

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Ballet, Bhangra & B(Hollywood)

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Indiana Pooja Mehta – dancer, actress, choreographer, dance company director, teacher, former student and guest teacher of TLFCB, is making waves across India and the world. Having just featured in the Netflix movie Work It, Indiana wastes no time in preparing for her next work opportunities. Find out about her journey at TLFCB and beyond, and how her initial years …

How To Support Your Child During This Pandemic

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The ongoing pandemic can be difficult to navigate, especially for children who depend on their parents and guardians for support and advice in a situation where no-one has the ‘right’ answers. We are in conversation with Dr. Meghna Singhal, clinical psychologist, parenting educator and mother of TLFCB pre-primary ballet student Misha. In this interview, she breaks down the effects of the …

Scoliosis and Dance

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Dancing with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, can pose challenges for growing artists. It does not, however, mean the end of a dancing career. Elina Wisung in conversation with Dr. Mayura Kudva, founder and lead physiotherapist and scoliosis/spinal disorder specialist of Physio4You, a specialist spinal disorder treatment centre in South Bangalore. Dr Mayura is also the mother of Smriti, ...

Dancing with Dengue

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Tanvi Mavuri played the role of Aurora in our biennial production “Sleeping Beauty” on the 14th and 15th of December, 2019. After nearly 10 months of preparations, and just 2 weeks before the performance, Tanvi fell sick with dengue and was admitted to the hospital. Here is the experience of this 15-year-old as she battles her way through numerous challenges …

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Getting through the lockdown together!

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Lockdown blues getting you down? Fear not - we have you covered! With the recent extension of the lockdown, many of us are facing challenges that we never knew existed. Keeping ourselves safe, healthy, and positive while being stuck at home can be quite a task! Here are a few tips to keep you physically and mentally active while we ...