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 ...

Why should girls have all the fun?

Our TLFCB Ballet Boys

Rachel Oommen Ballet, ballet boys, children, dancers, Education Leave a 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 ...

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 ...

Nirupama Gives Us The Scoop

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, callanetics, children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, Jazz, summer intensive Leave a Comment

The Student Scoop Series: We want to provide a platform to encourage our dancers to share their individual growth, experiences and insights as they bloom as dancers in our community.  This is Nirupama Ganesh (Grade 3 + JDC) sharing with us her experience on attending our 2018 Summer Intensive, 'Adventures in Neverland'. "Get out of the house more often!" This was what I heard all summer. I sighed as I looked at my unfinished to-do list of summer activities. ...

Your Guide to the 2018 Summer Intensive

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, callanetics, children, dancers, experience, Jazz, summer intensive Leave a Comment

School’s out for the summer and there’s no better way to spend your time than dancing! Joining an intensive usually means longer hours in the studio than you’re used to, so here are a few things to consider as you transition into summer intensive mode. Summer Intensive 2017 WHAT TO EXPECT *You’ll be spending a lot more time in the ...

Premier Event : Choreography Competition

Rachel Oommen children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights Leave a Comment

The Big Day On the day of the Finals of the TLFCB 2018 Choreography Competition, as I walked up to the studio, I could feel the excitement and tension of the participants warming up, waiting to impress the judges and audience with their performances. I could sense the support and anticipation of proud parents and patrons who sat expectantly awaiting ...

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 ...