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TLFCB Teachers on Teaching Online 

Elina Wisung Ballet, community, dancers, experience, insights, teacher Leave a Comment

Twelve months ago, when we entered the first lockdown in Bangalore, we as classical dance teachers could never have imagined teaching our art on an online platform. The idea would have seemed crazy and a lack of students in the studio would have cast  a shadow over our way of teaching. Now, a year on, we are still teaching online …

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Foot Alignment

Elina Wisung advanced, Ballet, dancefit, dancers, easyexercises, Education, teacher Leave a Comment

The alignment of the feet is of great importance in ballet. Without the correct use of the feet and correct weight placement, the dancer will struggle to use the rest of the body to its full potential. Incorrect use of the feet can also lead to injuries not only in the feet, but in the knees, hips and back. Here …

Theatre, Dance and a Career in the Arts

Elina Wisung alumni, artist, Ballet, dancers, experience, theater Leave a Comment

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

Elina Wisung advanced, Ballet, dancers, easyexercises Leave a Comment

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 ...

Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 4.0 – Arabesque

Elina Wisung advanced, dancers, easyexercises Leave a Comment

The arabesque is a fundamental part of ballet training and technique. It is seen in nearly every ballet class, and every classical ballet performance. The foundations for the position are laid as early as in Primary ballet, and are built upon throughout the grades and vocational levels, until advanced dancers are performing penchées and arabesque turns. Placement in arabesque is ...

Dancing with Dengue

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet advanced, artist, ballerina, Ballet, ballet productions, dancers, experience 8 Comments

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!

Vyshali Shetty Ballet, community, dancers, experience, insights, teacher Leave a Comment

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

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet alumni, artist, ballerina, Ballet, dancers, experience, insights, performances, theater 1 Comment

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 ...