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 – Javier Wong

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By Aradhana Kira, En Avant Magazine Sept Oct 2022 Javier is a student at the Royal Ballet School, London. Through August 2022 he attended ballet classes at TLFCB. Find out about his journey in the professional ballet school world. When did you start dancing? It’s been a really long time. I’ve been dancing since I was four years old, so ...
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Ballet’s Most Haunted – Antagonists

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by Aashaya Anand & Arpitha Bhat from En Avant Magazine September October 2022 The villains and antagonists we see in ballet represent our unfiltered emotions — rage, fury, envy and so on. Instead of suppressing these emotions, they embody them. They serve as more than just a means of conflict for the main character, often having more character than the ...

World Ballet Day – November 2, 2022

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World Ballet Day was created in 2014 by several dance companies across the globe. It brings together dancers and dance enthusiasts in a great celebration of ballet. Company classes, rehearsals and interviews are live streamed for anyone to watch for free, with large companies such as the Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet taking the main stage ...

Costumes Through the Ages

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BY MAYA HARIDAS from En Avant Magazine May-June 2022 When you watch a ballet performance there are a million things that tell you what is going on: the music, the scenery, the lighting, the choreography… But what the dancers are clad in plays an enormous part in your experience. The Nutcracker’s Mouse King wouldn’t be quite so frightening were he ...
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Methods of Ballet

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 By Maya Haridas, Siddhie Pillai & Aradhana Kiran - En Avant Magazine Mar-Apr 2022 With a history that spans centuries and across multiple countries, ballet has had years and years of experimentation and artistic inspiration to arrive at the methods that dancers are taught today. Each method has its own specific nuances that add different layers to its technical and artistic features. The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is ...
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Yana Lewis on Being a Student of Dance

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By Maya Haridas and Siddhie Pillai We all know Yana Lewis as a teacher, as an Artistic Director, as a person and maybe even as a good friend. But do we know Miss Yana as a student? In this exclusive interview, get to know Yana Lewis AISTD DIP and Artistic Director of TLFCB in a different avatar. How old were ...

Theraband Exercises with Ms Yana

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As dancers, we have to take care of our bodies in order to reach our full potential and avoid injury. There are many tools available to us - good teachers, physical therapists, and props to help us maximise a workout. One such tool is the theraband. Follow Ms Yana through this short theraband workout to continue your journey to a ...
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Classical Dance – Can I Learn More Than One Style?

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When new students join us at the foundation, a question that often arises is whether learning another classical dance form, such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak or Odissi, will be helpful or a hindrance to learning classical ballet. Our answer is always that it can be helpful under the right circumstances.  Let’s take a look at why with the help of professionals ...

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 ...