The Women Behind TLFCB

Keya Matthew Ballet, ballet productions, dancers, experience, insights, teacher 2 Comments

From working tirelessly in the office to working tirelessly in the studio, the team behind The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is one made up almost entirely of strong women who push us towards our dreams, watching us grow into graceful dancers and wonderful people. But how much do we know about them? Yana Lewis - Artistic Director What did ...

NYB dancers on stage

National Youth Ballet at Shishu Mandir

Elina Wisung Ballet, ballet productions, dancers, danceshows, performances, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

On December 16th, The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet’s emerging dance company National Youth Ballet (NYB) performed at Shishu Mandir. Our aim was to give the children of the organization a new experience that would spark an interest in ballet and would bring about an atmosphere of creativity and dreams for the students.  Shishu Mandir is an organization providing schooling …

TLFCB ballet students

Exam Insight

Dayita Nereyeth ballet boys, children, dancers, Education, exams Leave a Comment

Around this time two years ago, TLFCB held ISTD ballet exams for the first time ever in India. I sat in on all the exams because I played the music (some might even say ‘DJ-ed’) for ones that didn’t have a live pianist. In a few days, I’ll occupy the same seat next to the examiner. As the second exam ...

Happy ballerinas

Dance Is More Than Just Technique

Elina Wisung Uncategorized 1 Comment

Time and again we get asked if it is worth sending children to ballet if they are not going to become professional dancers. Time and again the answer is a resounding YES! Studying classical ballet, or any dance style, is about much more than learning technique and making dance a career. Parents often wonder how their child is doing as they ...

Why should girls have all the fun?

Our TLFCB Ballet Boys

Rachel Oommen Ballet, ballet boys, children, dancers, Education 1 Comment

There is no doubt that girls dominate over boys in the ballet world today. This was not the case back when ballet shifted from stately court appearances to professional performances on stage. Back in the 1660’s it was males who emerged as the first professional ballet dancers. In the Renaissance era, only male dancers would perform, using masks for when ...

Exam Ready?

Are You Ready for your Exam?

Rachel Oommen assessments, Ballet, dancers, exams, insights 1 Comment

Examinations and assessments are a great asset to the growth of our dancers here at the Foundation. Every other year is spent solely on mastering technique and performance in preparation for exams and assessments, building strong roots and setting the right foundation in classical ballet. Months of training and practice are put in before we allow our dancers to take ...

Ballet Uniform

Wearing Uniform in Ballet Class

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

Have you ever wondered why ballet schools insist on students wearing uniform? Or why we at TLFCB are so picky about the length of skirts, quality of tights, and the fitting of shoes? Here’s your answer! Students wear the uniform in ballet class for several purposes. Each part of the uniform has a specific role in helping both the teacher ...