Starting Ballet As An Adult

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It’s easy to get intimidated when you hear that most ballet dancers start taking ballet classes from the time they can walk. It’s easy to think “it’s too late for me to start now” when you see a video of a nine-year-old on Instagram with her leg stretched up to her ears. But if you love to dance, it is ...

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Screentime Phantoms

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If you ask yourself how much of your life you have spent looking at a screen, would the number of hours per day shock you? It may not come as a surprise to find out that staring at the screen has become a species-level problem. Whether its hours of binge-watching youtube or a series, working at a computer at an ...

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My Internship At TLFCB!

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I was in the midst of my gap year when I found myself running out of work and out of things to do. When I started searching for more jobs or travel opportunities, one option stood out to me - interning at TLFCB. I’ve been doing ballet since I was about 5 years old when I joined pre-primary ballet with ...

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The Perks of Being A Volunteer

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Every two years, the excitement picks up as every student and every parent eagerly awaits our shows in September and December. Everyone’s imaginations are running wild about the stage, the choreography, the costumes, the music - there’s so much magic in every element that makes up a show. With this in mind, you can understand that it’s no easy feat ...

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Dance Moms – Maureen Gonsalves

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Maureen Gonsalves is a cultural coordinator at Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan and a dance mom here at TLFCB. Maureen is one of the longest-standing dance moms of TLFCB. She has been attending Yana’s Callanetics (now DanceFit) classes since way back in 2003. Her daughter Dayita (now 26 years old) started taking ballet with Yana in 2005, danced with the Yana Lewis Dance Company between 2007–2011, and continues to dance with ...

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Pippi Longstocking In Review

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The theme for the summer intensive was a classic childhood favourite - Pippi Longstocking - the story of a young girl with a heart of gold and muscles of steel! With students of six different grades that took part this year, there was no shortage of variety or talent. After two weeks of hard work and dedication, the students put ...

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Dance Moms – Irene Manning

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Irene is a dance mom at TLFCB, but she is also a dancer herself! Irene attends  Grade 5, 6, Intermediate and pointe classes here at the studio, and has also participated  in two of the foundation’s biennial productions. Irene at her second dance recital! An Introduction & Background My name is Irene Manning. I am a sales manager at Intel, ...

Marianela Nunez as Nikiya in The Royal ballet’s production of la Bayadere

Expressions Beyond Borders

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by Ramya Manikam Often, the most exciting aspect about discovering something about an art form, is how the exchange between its various genres can surprise and enrich your understanding of it. Universally it is accepted that art transcends boundaries and connects diverse people. Art does not hold you towards political obligations and encourages you to stay open to healthy debate. ...

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7 Tips To Stay Hydrated

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One of the first things we all learn in Biology is that the human body is 70-75% water and that it is for this reason that we should be drinking roughly 2-3 litres of water every day. Actually, your water intake depends on many factors - factors like your age, sex, the climate, and your physical activity. Here are 7 ...

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Why Should Your Kids Perform?

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Every two years, The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet puts on performances for the public - performances that involve a year of making spectacular sets, glittering costumes and learning magical choreography that brings the audience right into the story. A year of pushing our technique to the maximum, brushing up on our acting skills and working as a team to ...