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Please feel free to contact me with any relevant queries, questions or comments you may have. I love receiving feedback, questions, news & suggestions from my readers. Before you get in touch, please read these notes which I designed following queries from readers asking similar questions, because you might find the answer here.
I know there’s a fair bit of information, but if you scroll through it to get to the form at the bottom and don’t address your message correctly, please note that you will not receive a reply.
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Ballet photographer recommendations
If you are looking for a great ballet photographer then please get in touch and I will send you a recommendation based on your location, if I have one. Please include details of what you are hoping to achieve, your budget and timescale, and contact details so that I can pass them on to the photographer, who will then get in touch with you.
I do receive a lot of emails from photographers who ask for commissions and/or exposure on Ballet News. The first thing I’d ask is : are you a press photographer ? The very specific demands of press photography aren’t for everyone and if they aren’t for you, this isn’t the place to ask for commissions or exposure.
Ballet News is unable to sponsor fundraising causes. If you have questions about how to go about fundraising please read the Ballet Business article. Likewise if you need to raise funds to go to ballet school or summer intensive. Ballet News can help with exposure so if you have a project and are looking for media coverage please send me the details (synopsis, link – enough to make a decision).
If you, or someone you know is interested in taking up ballet, for fun or vocationally, one of the best places to begin is with your local ballet company. Ask whether they have knowledge of the local area and suitable classes – they may run summer school intensives/workshops. You can also check your local paper/dance magazines as many teachers advertise in the relevant sections. Please feel free to contact me if none of the above work for you.
If you run a ballet school and are looking for media exposure, please get in touch.
If you run summer intensives or workshops or master classes please consider advertising on Ballet News to reach a targeted market.
Ballet product reviews
If you are writing to invite me to test/review/write about your product/s, please check the About Me page first, to ensure relevance. If you are sending me details of a classical ballet event, please specify your involvement (if any) and summarise all of the details (date/time/location/press contact etc). I’m a journalist, often working to short deadlines and I need to be able to quickly assess the information you’ve sent, so please be precise and piquant and make sure you’ve included the information I’ve asked for here.
Ballet work experience & apprenticeships
I’m sorry but at the current time, Ballet NEWS is not offering apprenticeships or work experience. Check back when you can though!
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If you have particular dancers/companies/classical ballet events etc, that you’d like to see featured on Ballet News, your suggestions are very welcome so please feel free to let me know if something or someone ballet-related has sparked your interest. If I’m not featuring your local professional ballet company or vocational school, and you want to read about them here, please ask their press office to contact me.
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I do reply to all relevant messages as promptly as I can, usually the same day, but due to the volume of messages I receive, I encourage you to use the search function on the website and to check the About Me page to be sure you’ve properly addressed your email.
And my top tip for you if you get in touch – write your message not from your perspective but by thinking about why it might be of interest to Ballet News. There’s a lot of noise out there and an email along the lines of, “my photos are great, look at them” won’t work. Why ? Because you didn’t tell me what is so great about your photos and crucially, why they’d be so great for Ballet News. Make it newsworthy and relevant.
To re-cap briefly; if you’re about to send me a message, please make sure you know to whom you should address it. Any unaddressed mail is deleted without being read i.e. ‘Dear Ballet News.’
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