Should Dancers Swim? Should Swimmers Dance?

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“Dancers shouldn’t cross-train.” “To get better at dancing, you should only train by dancing.” “Swimming is useless for dancers.” “Dance and swimming have nothing in common. What’s the point?” These are just some of the misconceptions many people have about dancers participating in other sports, and vice versa. Cross-training is the action of performing or participating in multiple forms of ...

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What To Do With Old Costumes

Keya Matthew Ballet, ballet productions, children, dancers, danceshows, performances, style Leave a Comment

When the curtains have closed and the audience have gone home, and the makeup, accessories and props have been packed, what can you do with your dance costume once the show is over? Sometimes it’s more than one costume that we have to worry about as well! Maybe you’ve had several costumes for a show, or maybe you’ve done multiple ...

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Geetha’s World of Costumes

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Geetha Naidu has been working with TLFCB since 2000. She has helped produce thousands of costumes in numerous shows since then, including Belle and The Beast and The Nutcracker. After 19 years of experience with TLFCB, here's what Geetha has to share on this lengthy and laborious process! Walk me through the process of designing and producing a costume. It ...

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The Perks of Being A Volunteer

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Every two years, the excitement picks up as every student and every parent eagerly awaits our shows in September and December. Everyone’s imaginations are running wild about the stage, the choreography, the costumes, the music - there’s so much magic in every element that makes up a show. With this in mind, you can understand that it’s no easy feat ...

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Pippi Longstocking In Review

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The theme for the summer intensive was a classic childhood favourite - Pippi Longstocking - the story of a young girl with a heart of gold and muscles of steel! With students of six different grades that took part this year, there was no shortage of variety or talent. After two weeks of hard work and dedication, the students put ...

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Why Should Your Kids Perform?

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Every two years, The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet puts on performances for the public - performances that involve a year of making spectacular sets, glittering costumes and learning magical choreography that brings the audience right into the story. A year of pushing our technique to the maximum, brushing up on our acting skills and working as a team to ...

The Women Behind TLFCB

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From working tirelessly in the office to working tirelessly in the studio, the team behind The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is one made up almost entirely of strong women who push us towards our dreams, watching us grow into graceful dancers and wonderful people. But how much do we know about them? Yana Lewis - Artistic Director What did ...

Summer Interns

Cupcakes, fairy wings , mouse hats and more – internship report

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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 ...