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 ...

what is your style ?

Styles and Methods of Ballet

Rachel Oommen ballerina, Ballet, Education, history, style Leave a Comment

Ballet has evolved immensely over the course of the last 500 years. Starting off as court performances in Italy with basic technique, it is now performed  worldwide in various styles. Here’s a little history and background on the style variations in ballet. In the 15th century, in the midst of cultural revival and transition to modernity in Europe, known as ...

Is Youtube a good place to learn ballet?

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

Have you ever been tempted by a Youtube ballet tutorial, or decided to learn a solo online? Unless you are a technically advanced dancer and are confident in your ability to perform the steps correctly, think again. It isn’t advisable to learn ballet technique from YouTube in the initial years of training. Just like any classical dance form, you need ...

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 ...

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 ...