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A Whole New World – Elina Wisung

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By Aradhana Kiran and Maya Haridas, as seen in En Avant Nov-Dec 2022 Elina Wisung has been training with Ms Yana since 2001, and has been teaching with TLFCB since 2006. Read on to find out about her early experiences in dance. How old were you when you did your first ballet class? Why did you start learning ballet? What ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Foot Alignment

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The alignment of the feet is of great importance in ballet. Without the correct use of the feet and correct weight placement, the dancer will struggle to use the rest of the body to its full potential. Incorrect use of the feet can also lead to injuries not only in the feet, but in the knees, hips and back. Here …

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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 …

Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers

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Across the world, dancers and teachers are eager to return to their studios to continue their training. How can you prepare yourself for the return to your studio - whether you can go back this week, or in 3 months time? Here are a few simple, yet effective exercises to get you started, straight from Ms Yana’s DanceFit class. You ...