The Women Behind TLFCB

Keya MatthewBallet, ballet productions, dancers, experience, insights, teacher 2 Comments

From working tirelessly in the office to working tirelessly in the studio, the team behind The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet is one made up almost entirely of strong women who push us towards our dreams, watching us grow into graceful dancers and wonderful people. But how much do we know about them? Yana Lewis - Artistic Director What did ...
Kavya Why I learn ballet

Why I learn ballet – from a belly dancer

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Balletdancers, experience, insights Leave a Comment

- By Kavya Viswanathan It’s Friday evening and my Whatsapp groups won’t stop buzzing. Plans are being made for the weekend and I am not included. “I have to teach a class tomorrow at 6: 30 in the morning”. They all know my response, it has been the same for years and they love to take a jab at me ...
Exam Ready?

Are You Ready for your Exam?

Meedhu Miriyamassessments, Ballet, dancers, exams, insights 1 Comment

Examinations and assessments are a great asset to the growth of our dancers here at the Foundation. Every other year is spent solely on mastering technique and performance in preparation for exams and assessments, building strong roots and setting the right foundation in classical ballet. Months of training and practice are put in before we allow our dancers to take ...
Ballet Uniform

Wearing Uniform in Ballet Class

Elina Wisungballerina, Ballet, beginner, children, dancers, Education, insights Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered why ballet schools insist on students wearing uniform? Or why we at TLFCB are so picky about the length of skirts, quality of tights, and the fitting of shoes? Here’s your answer! Students wear the uniform in ballet class for several purposes. Each part of the uniform has a specific role in helping both the teacher ...
The Performing Arts

The Performance in Performing Arts

Meedhu Miriyamballerina, dancers, insights, performances Leave a Comment

The performing arts aim to express the performer’s emotions or ideas by the use of bodies, voices or inanimate objects. A dancer uses their body as an instrument to tell a story to an audience, but sometimes dancers get trapped in a tunnel vision, focusing more on technical perfection rather than the characterization aspect of dancing. Let’s take a look ...

Is Youtube a good place to learn ballet?

Elina Wisungballerina, Ballet, beginner, dancers, Education, insights Leave a Comment

Have you ever been tempted by a Youtube ballet tutorial, or decided to learn a solo online? Unless you are a technically advanced dancer and are confident in your ability to perform the steps correctly, think again. It isn’t advisable to learn ballet technique from YouTube in the initial years of training. Just like any classical dance form, you need ...

Nirupama Gives Us The Scoop

Meedhu Miriyamballerina, Ballet, callanetics, children, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights, Jazz, summer intensive Leave a Comment

The Student Scoop Series: We want to provide a platform to encourage our dancers to share their individual growth, experiences and insights as they bloom as dancers in our community.  This is Nirupama Ganesh (Grade 3 + JDC) sharing with us her experience on attending our 2018 Summer Intensive, 'Adventures in Neverland'. "Get out of the house more often!" This was what I heard all summer. I sighed as I looked at my unfinished to-do list of summer activities. ...

Premier Event : Choreography Competition

Meedhu Miriyamchildren, dancers, danceshows, experience, insights Leave a Comment

The Big Day On the day of the Finals of the TLFCB 2018 Choreography Competition, as I walked up to the studio, I could feel the excitement and tension of the participants warming up, waiting to impress the judges and audience with their performances. I could sense the support and anticipation of proud parents and patrons who sat expectantly awaiting ...