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The Importance of a Constructive Learning Environment

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As teachers, it is our responsibility to provide a positive learning environment for our students. A positive learning environment includes feeling a sense of belonging and trust in others. It is also about feeling encouraged to tackle challenges, take risks, and a place without distractions. In dance especially, it also includes a clear, undisturbed space for the students to move, ...
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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 ...
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Adult Ballet – Is It Too Late To Start? Part 2

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What will I be able to achieve if I start ballet as an adult? Isn't it just for kids? Find out how ballet changed the lives of Sabitha Srinath and Arwa Hussain, both students with TLFCB who started their journey with ballet as adults. Arwa onstage in Cinderella, 2013 Arwa Hussain is a model, nutritionist and wellness coach. She began ...
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Starting Ballet as an Adult – Insight

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In conversation with Ramya Manikam about starting ballet as an adult. Ramya takes ballet wherever she goes What made you start taking ballet lessons? My first introduction to ballet was as a child, going through my grandmother's books on health and medicine that featured several chapters on ballet. I was instinctively drawn towards what I read and saw and believed ...

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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Adult Ballet – Is It Too Late To Start?

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Is it too late for me to start learning ballet now, as an adult? This is a question we often get asked by students who are interested in ballet but who have not had the opportunity to try it. Many are under the misconception that ballet can only be learned properly if started at a young age. We say, it’s ...

#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!  

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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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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 …

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, ...