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Ballet’s Most Haunted – Antagonists

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by Aashaya Anand & Arpitha Bhat from En Avant Magazine September October 2022 The villains and antagonists we see in ballet represent our unfiltered emotions — rage, fury, envy and so on. Instead of suppressing these emotions, they embody them. They serve as more than just a means of conflict for the main character, often having more character than the ...
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Curious about Vocational Ballet School?

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from En Avant Magazine - July August 2022 Vocational ballet schools are quite unlike the regular schools that most of us attend. Whether they are day schools or boarding schools, the students there spend most of their days dancing. Ballet school students under 16 also learn regular subjects like math, languages and science. While they train in their art with ...

World Ballet Day – November 2, 2022

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World Ballet Day was created in 2014 by several dance companies across the globe. It brings together dancers and dance enthusiasts in a great celebration of ballet. Company classes, rehearsals and interviews are live streamed for anyone to watch for free, with large companies such as the Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet taking the main stage ...
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A Whole New World – Indiana Mehta

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BY Maya Haridas, Aradhana Kiran & Siddhie Pillai as seen in En Avant July-August Feature photo by Jaclyn Vogl Photography Indiana Mehta is a dancer, choreographer, voiceover artist and an actor in award-winning Netflix film Work It. She is currently living and working in Canada. Find out about her journey with us at TLFCB and beyond. When did you start ...

A Whole New World – Rukmini Vijayakumar

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by Maya Haridas, Aradhana Kiran & Siddhie Pillai, as seen in En Avant July-August Feature photo by Soozana Pvan Rukmini Vijayakumar is a very well reputed dancer, choreographer and actor in regional films. She is the founder of the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company and the originator of the Raadha Kalpa Method, a system of training for classical Indian dance. She ...

Food for Dancing

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Eating well right before class is important for all dancers, young and old. Good, balanced nutrition will provide them with the energy they need to perform to their potential. It helps to prevent injuries, provide sustained, balanced energy, and keep them strong in the class – both physically and mentally. Why is it important for young dancers to eat well? ...

Costumes Through the Ages

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BY MAYA HARIDAS from En Avant Magazine May-June 2022 When you watch a ballet performance there are a million things that tell you what is going on: the music, the scenery, the lighting, the choreography… But what the dancers are clad in plays an enormous part in your experience. The Nutcracker’s Mouse King wouldn’t be quite so frightening were he ...
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Methods of Ballet

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 By Maya Haridas, Siddhie Pillai & Aradhana Kiran - En Avant Magazine Mar-Apr 2022 With a history that spans centuries and across multiple countries, ballet has had years and years of experimentation and artistic inspiration to arrive at the methods that dancers are taught today. Each method has its own specific nuances that add different layers to its technical and artistic features. The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is ...

Get your child ready for ballet class in less than 10 minutes after school

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Getting your child ready for ballet class can be daunting ! Here are a few tips to help parents prepare their children for ballet class and ensure that they have the best experience possible in preparing to attend classes in the studio. Remember preparation is key ! Yay, its ballet class today : Inform your child in the morning itself ...