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Getting through the lockdown together!

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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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Lillian Chong’s journey with us as an Intern

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Above picture (Left to Right) - Elina Wisung, Lillian Chong, Yana Lewis, Sushmitha Margad In conversation with Lillian Chong - Where are you from? I was born in Michigan, USA (Northern USA, the state looks like a mitten). My mom, dad, and I moved to northern Virginia (on the east coast, approximately 20-30 minutes from Washington, D.C.) when I was ...

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Meet our National Youth Ballet Stars

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National Youth Ballet (NYB) is a company of young, talented, and passionate performers from The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet. The company performs at events around the nation, including our own shows and arts festivals. They rehearse as a company weekly, in addition to their regular ballet classes. The company’s repertoire includes original works from renown classical ballets, choreographies by ...

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

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

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

Keya Matthew Ballet, ballet productions, children, dancers, danceshows, performances, summer intensive 1 Comment

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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Dance Moms – Irene Manning

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Irene is a dance mom at TLFCB, but she is also a dancer herself! Irene attends  Grade 5, 6, Intermediate and pointe classes here at the studio, and has also participated  in two of the foundation’s biennial productions. Irene at her second dance recital! An Introduction & Background My name is Irene Manning. I am a sales manager at Intel, ...

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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 ...