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What Are Assessments, and What Are They Not?

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Many parents and students wonder about our assessment process. Is it a final test? Will students move to the next grade afterwards? How should the results be interpreted? Here is a quick guide to the key points of what the assessments are, and what they are not. What is an assessment? What is it not? A Progress Report Our assessment ...
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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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Classical Dance – Can I Learn More Than One Style?

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When new students join us at the foundation, a question that often arises is whether learning another classical dance form, such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak or Odissi, will be helpful or a hindrance to learning classical ballet. Our answer is always that it can be helpful under the right circumstances.  Let’s take a look at why with the help of professionals ...

Ballet Movies To Watch

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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 ...
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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 …

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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 6.0 – Holiday Edition

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Staying fit over the holidays can be a challenge when there are no classes to keep a regular schedule going. We are here to help! In addition to our previous blogs, here is our final Easy Exercises for Dancers blog - the Holiday Edition. Enjoy, and stay strong. The Gift Lift You will need two light weights to hold in ...
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Easy Exercises for Strong Dancers 5.0 – Arabesque

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You may have spotted our previous blog on hip and back strengthening exercises for arabesque. Perhaps you wondered why we would leave out flexibility when discussing a position that clearly needs both the hips and the back to be flexible? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered! Here is a set of exercises to help you improve your flexibility for ...
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Muscle Memory – why is it so important in dance and sports?

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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 ...