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How can my child get the most out of an online class?

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How can parents help their children prepare in a positive way for their online ballet classes? Having a routine and planning the day can go a long way in helping children, especially young students, to enjoy their classes to the fullest. Creating a space of anticipation and excitement will also help students focus and look forward to their class.  The ...
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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

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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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Lillian Chong’s journey with us as an Intern

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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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What to eat on show day?

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet Ballet, children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights 1 Comment

Some of the biggest questions about performance day are “What foods should I pack for my dancer?” and “How can I keep them energised and full?” Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors that influence dancers’ health and success; unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked and ignored. This blog will summarise some key foods to ...
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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 ...
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The Perks of Being A Volunteer

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Every two years, the excitement picks up as every student and every parent eagerly awaits our shows in September and December. Everyone’s imaginations are running wild about the stage, the choreography, the costumes, the music - there’s so much magic in every element that makes up a show. With this in mind, you can understand that it’s no easy feat ...