Starting Ballet As An Adult

Keya Matthew ballerina, Ballet, beginner, dancers, experience, teacher Leave a Comment

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!

Keya Matthew ballerina, Ballet, dancers, experience, insights Leave a Comment

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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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

Keya Matthew ballerina, Ballet, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, performances Leave a Comment

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, ...

The Women Behind TLFCB

Keya Matthew Ballet, ballet productions, dancers, experience, insights, teacher 1 Comment

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 ...

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Choreography : Creating a dance that you can call yours

Meedhu Miriyam Ballet, dancers, insights Leave a Comment

It is Thursday and I am teaching my normal class as part of foundation’s Outreach&Education programme at Snehadaan.  I split the students into groups, and ask them to make a small phrase of choreography to the lyrics of a Hindi song that one of my friends gave me.  As the second group starts performing, something about their movement catches my …

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Pelvic alignment in yoga, ballet and life.

Elina Wisung advanced, Ballet, dancers, insights, yoga Leave a Comment

In order to gain the most out of any practice that requires precision of the muscles, joints, bones and ligaments of the body, the physical alignment of the body is vital. This is highlighted both in Iyengar yoga and ballet – classes which also provide good lessons on how to stand, walk and sit outside the studio, in order to …

Walking the tight rope – a dancer’s note by Shifa Ali

Devang Bhanushali dancers, insights Leave a Comment

When we were kids, our parents always said, ‘Be who you want to be’. And some of us, like me, believed them without a sliver of doubt. I always imagined that the world is my oyster, that I am capable of anything and everything and so did my parents. The only difference was that their understanding of success and my …