Summer Intensives – Insight

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By Anagha Madhan as seen in En Avant Magazine March - April 2023 As temperatures rise and cotton clothes come out to play, summer intensives are what immediately come to mind to any dancer. Ballet summer intensives are demanding training courses that give aspiring dancers a rare chance to fully submerge themselves in the ballet world. These courses, which are ...

Lesli Wiesner on Cats

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By Maya Haridas, from En Avant Magazine March-April 2023 Lesli Wiesner is a ballet dancer, teacher and musical theatre artist. She was interviewed by Maya Haridas in En Avant Magazine ahead of the Cats Summer Program this year. The abridged version of the interview can be found in the magazine, and below is the full interview with Lesli. Lesli Wiesner ...

Create a Sea Witch

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By Akanksha Mukherjee for En Avant Magazine Jan-Feb 2023 Stage makeup is an essential element in the world of ballet, as it plays a crucial role in transforming dancers into their characters. Ballet performances often feature elaborate costumes and intricate sets, but it is the stage makeup that truly brings the characters to life. Stage makeup helps enhance the facial ...

A Whole New World

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By Maya Haridas from En Avant magazine Jan-Feb 2023 Two weeks at the Australian Ballet School with Jazmine Bhanushali and Radha Nambisan How and why did you decide to attend the Australian Ballet School Summer Program? Radha - Ballet has always been a passion of mine and I’ve been looking to be a professional. In order to do that I ...
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Benefits of Ballet Training for Children’s Physical, Mental, and Emotional Development

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Article posted with permission from www.danceon.in Ballet training offers many benefits for children’s physical, mental, and emotional development. Some of the key benefits are Improves Physical Health: Ballet training helps children develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, which are essential for their overall physical health. Boosts Mental Health: Ballet requires focus and discipline, which can help children develop mental strength ...
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Summer Program – Irene Manning

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Irene Manning, dancer and dance mom, traveled with her daughter Radha and fellow dancer Jazzie to Melbourne, Australia in order for the girls to take part in the Australian Ballet School’s annual Summer Program. Here is an inside view of the experience from a dance parent who not only has two dancing daughters, but has a strong background in the ...

Progression of Steps

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By Arpitha Bhat, Neerja Chandan & Maya Haridas, from En Avant Nov-Dec 2022 When you started ballet, did you ever wonder how the little hops and skips you did would turn into the grand, spectacular movements that you watched the “big girls” do? In this article, you’ll get to see how four simple steps progress, grow and transform through the ...
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A Whole New World – Elina Wisung

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By Aradhana Kiran and Maya Haridas, as seen in En Avant Nov-Dec 2022 Elina Wisung has been training with Ms Yana since 2001, and has been teaching with TLFCB since 2006. Read on to find out about her early experiences in dance. How old were you when you did your first ballet class? Why did you start learning ballet? What ...