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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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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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Ballet, Bhangra & B(Hollywood)

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Indiana Pooja Mehta – dancer, actress, choreographer, dance company director, teacher, former student and guest teacher of TLFCB, is making waves across India and the world. Having just featured in the Netflix movie Work It, Indiana wastes no time in preparing for her next work opportunities. Find out about her journey at TLFCB and beyond, and how her initial years …

Scoliosis and Dance

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Dancing with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, can pose challenges for growing artists. It does not, however, mean the end of a dancing career. Elina Wisung in conversation with Dr. Mayura Kudva, founder and lead physiotherapist and scoliosis/spinal disorder specialist of Physio4You, a specialist spinal disorder treatment centre in South Bangalore. Dr Mayura is also the mother of Smriti, ...

Dancing with Dengue

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Tanvi Mavuri played the role of Aurora in our biennial production “Sleeping Beauty” on the 14th and 15th of December, 2019. After nearly 10 months of preparations, and just 2 weeks before the performance, Tanvi fell sick with dengue and was admitted to the hospital. Here is the experience of this 15-year-old as she battles her way through numerous challenges …

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Expressions Beyond Borders

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by Ramya Manikam Often, the most exciting aspect about discovering something about an art form, is how the exchange between its various genres can surprise and enrich your understanding of it. Universally it is accepted that art transcends boundaries and connects diverse people. Art does not hold you towards political obligations and encourages you to stay open to healthy debate. ...