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Makeup Tutorial

Elina Wisung Ballet, ballet productions, danceshows, elements of nature, fairytale friends, performance2021 Leave a Comment

Here's a quick guide to simple stage makeup, just in time for our online performances. Follow Ms Elina as she takes you through these easy steps to get you ready for the stage. Want any other tutorials? Let us know in the comment below! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for our latest updates
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The Mashup Musical Medley

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This year our summer program took place online for the first time. The Mashup Musical Medley, which combined jazz, tap, character dance, hip hop and musical theatre turned into a big success. The 80 students who joined the program showed their passion, creativity and dedication to dance throughout the two weeks, culminating in a costumed showcase. Everything is possible, even ...

Ballet Movies To Watch

Elina Wisung ballerina, Ballet, ballet productions, children, community, Education, insights Leave a Comment

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 ...

#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!  

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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Lillian Chong’s journey with us as an Intern

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet ballerina, Ballet, ballet productions, beginner, children, dancers, Internship 2 Comments

Above picture (Left to Right) - Elina Wisung, Lillian Chong, Yana Lewis, Sushmitha Margad In conversation with Lillian Chong - Where are you from? I was born in Michigan, USA (Northern USA, the state looks like a mitten). My mom, dad, and I moved to northern Virginia (on the east coast, approximately 20-30 minutes from Washington, D.C.) when I was ...

Should Dancers Swim? Should Swimmers Dance?

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“Dancers shouldn’t cross-train.” “To get better at dancing, you should only train by dancing.” “Swimming is useless for dancers.” “Dance and swimming have nothing in common. What’s the point?” These are just some of the misconceptions many people have about dancers participating in other sports, and vice versa. Cross-training is the action of performing or participating in multiple forms of ...
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What To Do With Old Costumes

Keya Matthew Ballet, ballet productions, children, dancers, danceshows, performances, style Leave a Comment

When the curtains have closed and the audience have gone home, and the makeup, accessories and props have been packed, what can you do with your dance costume once the show is over? Sometimes it’s more than one costume that we have to worry about as well! Maybe you’ve had several costumes for a show, or maybe you’ve done multiple ...
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Geetha’s World of Costumes

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Geetha Naidu has been working with TLFCB since 2000. She has helped produce thousands of costumes in numerous shows since then, including Belle and The Beast and The Nutcracker. After 19 years of experience with TLFCB, here's what Geetha has to share on this lengthy and laborious process! Walk me through the process of designing and producing a costume. It ...