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 ...

Maids Cinderella Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory – why is it so important in dance and sports?

Devang Bhanushali Ballet, beginner, dancers 2 Comments

Ballet is an intricate and demanding dance form. The artistic vocabulary is initiated by basic movement sequences and muscular patterning that enables us to choreograph a visual interpretation of the music.  We begin with these basic movement that evolves through the grades to more complex muscular patterning that later translates into an artistic vocabulary. These become the vocational levels or ...

Summer Interns

Cupcakes, fairy wings , mouse hats and more – internship report

Rachel Oommen Education, experience Leave a Comment

There are a lot things that go into making a ballet production. Dancers and the choreography are obviously the skeleton, but a huge part of what makes it come alive is the costume department. This is why this summer we gave an opportunity to those who are interested to come intern with us. The summer internship lasted for a period ...

Radha Nambisan The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

One Step at a Time with Radha Nambisan

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, dancers, experience 1 Comment

The results of the ISTD examinations arrived and made us all very proud of every student's achievement. However, there is one student in particular who showed to be exceptionally outstanding. Radha Nambisan, age 11 did everyone proud by achieving a perfect score of 100%. The ISTD examinations board is world renowned and maintains a very high global standard of education ...

Parikrama- Outreach The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

Shaping the future through ballet

Rachel Oommen Ballet, children, dancers, Education 3 Comments

Children should dream. Children should imagine. Children should aspire to fulfil their fantasies. Children should be given the opportunity to reach beyond the frontiers of background and financial circumstance. Our outreach programme provides a platform for children from less privileged backgrounds to break through limitations and enter a new world in the dance class, where creativity, intuition and discipline are ...