Marianela Nunez as Nikiya in The Royal ballet’s production of la Bayadere

Expressions Beyond Borders

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet advanced, ballet productions, Education, history, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

by Ramya Manikam Often, the most exciting aspect about discovering something about an art form, is how the exchange between its various genres can surprise and enrich your understanding of it. Universally it is accepted that art transcends boundaries and connects diverse people. Art does not hold you towards political obligations and encourages you to stay open to healthy debate. ...

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7 Tips To Stay Hydrated

Keya Matthew Ballet, dancers, Education Leave a Comment

One of the first things we all learn in Biology is that the human body is 70-75% water and that it is for this reason that we should be drinking roughly 2-3 litres of water every day. Actually, your water intake depends on many factors - factors like your age, sex, the climate, and your physical activity. Here are 7 ...

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Go To Live Performances!

Elina Wisung Ballet, ballet productions, children, dancers, Education, experience Leave a Comment

Should you take your child to live stage performances? The short answer is yes, you should, whenever possible! As budding performers, dance students need input from many areas in order to improve and achieve their goals, including from professional dancers. Here are some important reasons why live performances will enhance students’ dancing. Inspiration and Reflection Watching professionals on stage gives ...

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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 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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...