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Starting Ballet as an Adult – Insight

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In conversation with Ramya Manikam about starting ballet as an adult. Ramya takes ballet wherever she goes What made you start taking ballet lessons? My first introduction to ballet was as a child, going through my grandmother's books on health and medicine that featured several chapters on ballet. I was instinctively drawn towards what I read and saw and believed ...

Ballet Movies To Watch

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Looking for inspiration in the world of movies? There are plenty of great films out there. Here's our list of favourites from the ballet world. For the Kids Billy Elliot (2000) Set in England in 1984, the movie follows 11-year old Billy as he enrols in a ballet class to follow his real passion despite family and social pressure to ...
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Adult Ballet – Is It Too Late To Start?

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Is it too late for me to start learning ballet now, as an adult? This is a question we often get asked by students who are interested in ballet but who have not had the opportunity to try it. Many are under the misconception that ballet can only be learned properly if started at a young age. We say, it’s ...

#beinspired – TLFCB Summer Programs

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Need inspiration? On the fence about joining this year’s Summer Program? Take a look back at our 2018 and 2019 Summer Programs and witness the joy of being part of a special TLFCB mini production. Summer Program 2019 – Pippi Longstocking Summer Program 2018 – Adventures in Neverland Sign up for this year’s Summer Program below!  

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TLFCB Teachers on Teaching Online 

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Twelve months ago, when we entered the first lockdown in Bangalore, we as classical dance teachers could never have imagined teaching our art on an online platform. The idea would have seemed crazy and a lack of students in the studio would have cast  a shadow over our way of teaching. Now, a year on, we are still teaching online …

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Foot Alignment

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The alignment of the feet is of great importance in ballet. Without the correct use of the feet and correct weight placement, the dancer will struggle to use the rest of the body to its full potential. Incorrect use of the feet can also lead to injuries not only in the feet, but in the knees, hips and back. Here …

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What’s in Ms Sushmitha’s Dance Bag?

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Ever wondered what the teachers carry in their sling bags and backpacks? Here’s your chance to get an insider’s view into Sushmitha Margad‘s work bag. As a seasoned teacher, choreographer and dancer at TLFCB, Sushmitha makes sure she carries all her essential with her wherever she goes. Follow teacher Ms Sushmitha as she takes us through the contents of her …

Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 6.0 – Holiday Edition

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Staying fit over the holidays can be a challenge when there are no classes to keep a regular schedule going. We are here to help! In addition to our previous blogs, here is our final Easy Exercises for Dancers blog - the Holiday Edition. Enjoy, and stay strong. The Gift Lift You will need two light weights to hold in ...

Theatre, Dance and a Career in the Arts

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Rukmini Vasanth is an actress and a dancer who draws strength from her strong roots and looks to the future with passion, commitment and a sense of purpose. In her interview, Rukmini shares her thoughts on a career in the arts, and how dance has shaped her as a performer in theatre and cinema. Tell us a bit about your ...