Elina feature

A Whole New World – Elina Wisung

Elina Wisung alumni, Ballet, experience, insights, student scoop, teacher Leave a Comment

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 ...
javier feature

A Whole New World – Javier Wong

Elina Wisung Ballet, boys ballet, Education, insights, student scoop Leave a Comment

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 ...

World Ballet Day – November 2, 2022

Elina Wisung Ballet, Education, insights, professional dancers, world ballet day Leave a Comment

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 ...
Yana Lewis feature

Yana Lewis on Being a Student of Dance

Elina Wisung Ballet, Education, experience, student scoop, teacher Leave a Comment

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 ...
prix feature

Prix de Lausanne Highlights

Elina Wisung advanced, Ballet, insights, student scoop Leave a Comment

BY MAYA HARIDAS The finals of the 2022 edition of the Prix De Lausanne took place in Montreux, Switzerland on the 5th of February. If you were not able to catch the finals, or just want the results, here is a quick round up. What is the Prix? The Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition held annually in ...
feature adult ballet

Adult Ballet – Is It Too Late To Start? Part 2

Elina Wisung alumni, artist, Ballet, beginner, community, dancers, experience, insights Leave a Comment

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 ...

Ballet Movies To Watch

Elina Wisung ballerina, Ballet, ballet productions, children, community, Education, insights Leave a Comment

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 ...
peter feet alignment

Foot Alignment

Elina Wisung advanced, Ballet, dancefit, dancers, easyexercises, Education, teacher Leave a Comment

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 …

sushmitha bag feature

What’s in Ms Sushmitha’s Dance Bag?

Elina Wisung Ballet, community, Education, insights, teacher Leave a Comment

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 …

Maids Cinderella Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory – why is it so important in dance and sports?

Devang Bhanushali Ballet, beginner, dancers 2 Comments

Ballet is an intricate and demanding dance form. The artistic vocabulary is initiated by basic movement sequences and muscular patterning that enables us to choreograph a visual interpretation of the music.  We begin with these basic movement that evolves through the grades to more complex muscular patterning that later translates into an artistic vocabulary. These become the vocational levels or ...