Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 6.0 – Holiday Edition

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Staying fit over the holidays can be a challenge when there are no classes to keep a regular schedule going. We are here to help! In addition to our previous blogs, here is our final Easy Exercises for Dancers blog - the Holiday Edition. Enjoy, and stay strong. The Gift Lift You will need two light weights to hold in ...

Theatre, Dance and a Career in the Arts

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Rukmini Vasanth is an actress and a dancer who draws strength from her strong roots and looks to the future with passion, commitment and a sense of purpose. In her interview, Rukmini shares her thoughts on a career in the arts, and how dance has shaped her as a performer in theatre and cinema. Tell us a bit about your ...
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Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 5.0 – Arabesque

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You may have spotted our previous blog on hip and back strengthening exercises for arabesque. Perhaps you wondered why we would leave out flexibility when discussing a position that clearly needs both the hips and the back to be flexible? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered! Here is a set of exercises to help you improve your flexibility for ...
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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 …

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 ...
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Alumni Speak : Giorgia Valenti

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In conversation with our empowering alumni, Giorgia Valenti - 1. Where are you from? I was born in Trento, Italy. I moved to Treviso when I was one year old and moved to India when I was ten. My mom’s family is from Milan. It is honestly really hard to pin-point exactly where I am from; but in short I ...