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Ballet Bites – Mini Workouts

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By Anagha Madhan from En Avant Magazine Jan Feb 2024 While you wait for your school bus to arrive, or when you reach the studio early, pick one or several of these mini workouts to strengthen and stretch your muscles. Plie Series: 20 demi-pliés (half bends) in first position. 20 grand pliés (full bends) in first position. Tendu and Degagé ...
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Fueling Ambition

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By Anagha Madhan for En Avant Jan-Feb 2024 As TLFCB steps into a pivotal examination year after a five-year hiatus, motivation becomes the heartbeat of every plié and tendu. The discourse around motivation is nothing new, especially in the early months of the year. While motivational quotes often adorn our walls, this time, let's step away from the usual rhetoric. ...

Why Should Ballet Dancers Learn Jazz?

Elina WisungBallet, Jazz, professional dancers, technical development 1 Comment

Jazz dance has its roots all the way back in the 1600s, when African slaves were taken by ship to America and brought their music and movement with them. Over the centuries, the genre has transformed significantly into the jazz dance we know today, but the rhythm and beat of its African origins remain. If you want to learn more ...

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 ...