Ballet and the Joy of the Present Moment

Dyumna Chhabraadult ballet, Ballet, inspiration Leave a Comment

By Pournami Dheeshjith (far right in the banner image) When I first joined the Adult Beginners' Ballet class at The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet taught by Ms. Sushmitha Margad, I was so excited and nervous at the same time. Ballet demands years of training simply because of the strength, stamina and muscle memory that a dancer must achieve to ...
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Ballet Bites – Mini Workouts

Elina WisungBallet, Education, inspiration, preparation, technical development Leave a Comment

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

Elina WisungBallet, Education, inspiration, preparation, technical development Leave a Comment

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 ...

A Whole New World – Anand Dhanakoti

Elina WisungBallet, ballet boys, experience, inspiration, student scoop Leave a Comment

By Maya Haridas from En Avant Magazine July August 2023 Follow the inspiring journey of TLFCB ‘s outreach alumni - the now established contemporary dancer Anand Dhanakoti. From first being spotted by Yana Lewis at an outreach workshop in Cubbon Park to creating his own pieces inspired by his childhood on the streets. From doing his first ballet class in ...

Lesli Wiesner on Cats

Elina WisungBallet, experience, insights, inspiration, professional dancers, student scoop Leave a Comment

By Maya Haridas, from En Avant Magazine March-April 2023 Lesli Wiesner is a ballet dancer, teacher and musical theatre artist. She was interviewed by Maya Haridas in En Avant Magazine ahead of the Cats Summer Program this year. The abridged version of the interview can be found in the magazine, and below is the full interview with Lesli. Lesli Wiesner ...

A Whole New World

Elina WisungBallet, community, experience, insights, professional dancers, student scoop, summer intensive Leave a Comment

By Maya Haridas from En Avant magazine Jan-Feb 2023 Two weeks at the Australian Ballet School with Jazmine Bhanushali and Radha Nambisan How and why did you decide to attend the Australian Ballet School Summer Program? Radha - Ballet has always been a passion of mine and I’ve been looking to be a professional. In order to do that I ...
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Summer Program – Irene Manning

Elina WisungBallet, insights, parent support, summer intensive Leave a Comment

Irene Manning, dancer and dance mom, traveled with her daughter Radha and fellow dancer Jazzie to Melbourne, Australia in order for the girls to take part in the Australian Ballet School’s annual Summer Program. Here is an inside view of the experience from a dance parent who not only has two dancing daughters, but has a strong background in the ...