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. ...
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World Ballet Day 2023

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This year, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of World Ballet Day, and everyone who was lucky enough to watch the live stream throughout the day was treated to an incredible show of talent, passion and artistry. Scroll down to watch some of our favourite companies and clips from the day. The Royal Ballet One of our favourite companies, the Royal ...
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The Dancing Brain Part 2 – The Physical Marvels of Dance

Elina WisungBallet, Education, insights, student scoop 1 Comment

By Anagha Madhan from En Avant Magazine July/August 2023 Graceful Fitness: How Dance Sculpts and Strengthens the Body The world of dance makes the human body into a canvas of artistry and an instrument of expression, while also being a powerhouse of physicality. Dancing is arguably one of the best methods to sculpt your body, toning your body slowly with each ...

Summer Intensives – Insight

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By Anagha Madhan as seen in En Avant Magazine March - April 2023 As temperatures rise and cotton clothes come out to play, summer intensives are what immediately come to mind to any dancer. Ballet summer intensives are demanding training courses that give aspiring dancers a rare chance to fully submerge themselves in the ballet world. These courses, which are ...

Lesli Wiesner on Cats

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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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Benefits of Ballet Training for Children’s Physical, Mental, and Emotional Development

Elina Wisungchildren, Education, insights, parent support 3 Comments

Article posted with permission from www.danceon.in Ballet training offers many benefits for children’s physical, mental, and emotional development. Some of the key benefits are Improves Physical Health: Ballet training helps children develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, which are essential for their overall physical health. Boosts Mental Health: Ballet requires focus and discipline, which can help children develop mental strength ...
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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 ...