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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

Elina Wisung advanced, Ballet, dancefit, dancers, easyexercises, Education, teacher Leave a Comment

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 ...
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Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 5.0 – Arabesque

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You may have spotted our previous blog on hip and back strengthening exercises for arabesque. Perhaps you wondered why we would leave out flexibility when discussing a position that clearly needs both the hips and the back to be flexible? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered! Here is a set of exercises to help you improve your flexibility for ...
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Rahul – Breaking the Mould

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Rahul Muthyal Pradeep is a dancer, singer and performer. Having started his training relatively late, Rahul wasted no time in making sure he was making the most of every moment with every opportunity. Read on to find out more about his journey with TLFCB and beyond. What three words would you use to describe yourself? Critical, Determined and Open. Tell ...

Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 4.0 – Arabesque

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The arabesque is a fundamental part of ballet training and technique. It is seen in nearly every ballet class, and every classical ballet performance. The foundations for the position are laid as early as in Primary ballet, and are built upon throughout the grades and vocational levels, until advanced dancers are performing penchées and arabesque turns. Placement in arabesque is ...
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Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 3.0 – Feet

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In dance, and in ballet in particular, our feet play an enormous role. They need to be strong, flexible, articulate and aligned in order to function to their highest potential. Here, we have selected a few easy but valuable exercises to practice at home, using our very own Artistic Director Yana Lewis as our foot model. The Theraband Sit on …