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 eat on show day?

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Some of the biggest questions about performance day are “What foods should I pack for my dancer?” and “How can I keep them energised and full?” Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors that influence dancers’ health and success; unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked and ignored. This blog will summarise some key foods to ...

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A Dancer’s Diet & Misconceptions

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A lot of misconceptions about a dancer’s diet come from the light figure that many have. When people see a lean, muscular figure, they might assume that it comes from dieting and numerous dietary restrictions. In actuality, a dancer’s diet involves more food than you might think! It’s easy to forget that a large part of a professional dancer’s skills ...

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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 ...

Starting Ballet As An Adult

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It’s easy to get intimidated when you hear that most ballet dancers start taking ballet classes from the time they can walk. It’s easy to think “it’s too late for me to start now” when you see a video of a nine-year-old on Instagram with her leg stretched up to her ears. But if you love to dance, it is ...

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My Internship At TLFCB!

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I was in the midst of my gap year when I found myself running out of work and out of things to do. When I started searching for more jobs or travel opportunities, one option stood out to me - interning at TLFCB. I’ve been doing ballet since I was about 5 years old when I joined pre-primary ballet with ...

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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 ...

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 ...