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Ballet Class with The Royal Ballet’s Sander Blommaert

February 14, 2016

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Ballet Class with The Royal Ballet’s Sander Blommaert Are you looking to improve your ballet technique ? Sander Blommaert, a dancer with The Royal Ballet, is offering a short series of 10 ballet classes in response to demand. Book quickly !

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Ballet News Style Edit

July 25, 2013

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Ballet News Style Edit | Boden When the Boden catalogue thuds onto the mat (even in the middle of a thunderstorm, as it did today), it commands attention. The company has worked hard to bump up its image and offers a delicious range of clothing and accessories which are popular. That means you have to […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae gives a ballet masterclass

November 13, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae gives a ballet masterclass On Sunday I reported on a ballet masterclass given by The Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae at the Royal Academy of Dance. The ballet masterclass was part of a day celebrating dance, with 21 students at Advanced 2 RAD or equivalent.  McRae has been teaching from a […]

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada

September 26, 2012

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada   Ballet Class with Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson Sold Out Follow a Day in the Life of a Dancer on Twitter September 26, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days with a Ballet Class led by Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson. Aspiring dancers are able to […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2012/2013 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates

September 19, 2012

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2012/2013 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce that the 2012/13 National Audition Tour (NAT), which includes Open Classes and Auditions, will commence in Regina, SK on November 5.  This year’s NAT, which is presented by Sun Life Financial, will visit […]

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Teaching ballet in Burma

August 16, 2012

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Teaching ballet in Burma Ex- Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Robert Gravenor recently spent a couple of months travelling independently in Burma. The photographs you see here were taken while Gravenor taught ballet to the local children at Phaung Daw Oo School in Mandalay (central Burma). Gravenor says, “this school is run from foreign charity funds and has over […]

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Ballet meets The Olympics

August 11, 2012

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Ballet meets The Olympics Seb Coe, chair of the Olympic organising committee (LOCOG) is put through his paces by ballet dancers. Meanwhile, dancers from English National Ballet performed an extract from Swan Lake, which they are currently performing at the London Coliseum, at the O2 Arena ahead of the gymnastics competition.  Unfortunately it wasn’t broadcast […]

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Darcey Bussell @ The Royal Ballet School

August 10, 2012

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Darcey Bussell @ The Royal Ballet School, for Summer School Last week, retired Royal Ballet Principal and much-loved role model Darcey Bussell taught a class as a special guest teacher at the Royal Ballet School’s Summer School. As you can see, much fun was had by all – and the students were delighted with their […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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Ballet News | Winner of the Sparkle competition

October 31, 2011

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Earlier this month I launched the Ballet News Sparkle Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered; it’s been great fun reading your stories! And the winner is ….. “The sparkliest dance thing I’ve ever worn  is my multicolored glitter sneakers from Gotta Flurt. I bought them for a dance intensive I went to this past […]

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The Ballet News Sparkle competition

October 12, 2011

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The Ballet News Sparkle competition Yep, you read that right.  We are going to Sparkle. What is the sparkliest, most glimmering item of ballet clothing you’ve ever worn, either in class, rehearsal or performance ? Was it a headress, or a wand? Maybe a tutu, or perhaps you graduated with the most towering pair of sparklers on your […]

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The Everyday Dancer by former Royal Ballet Principal Deborah Bull

September 22, 2011

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The Everyday Dancer by the Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull with illustrations by Millicent Hodson   First things first. You absolutely need to read this book. Deborah Bull knows her subject and will take you on a journey that you may be unfamiliar with – as a dance student (male or female) or the parent/guardian of […]

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In ballet class with Martha Leebolt, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet

June 8, 2011

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Northern Ballet’s Martha Leebolt backstage Following my recent interview, Sugar Plum moments with Martha Leebolt  (Martha Leebolt is a Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet), here are a selection of photographs taken to accompany the interview from morning class. All images ©Bex Singleton.  No unauthorized reproduction. [nggallery id=1]  

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Ballet NEWS | 6th American Ballet competition

February 10, 2011

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The 6th American Dance Competition Dancers From Around the Globe Vie to be the Best. Orlando/Daytona Beach, Fl. -March 4-6, 2011- American Dance Competition, one of the leading International Ballet Competitions in the World, is back in Orlando/Daytona for its’ 6th Annual Competition. ADC is a non-profit, Scholarship Competition for the pre-professional student. Dancers no […]

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

February 5, 2011

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Ballet Class “It’s just part of the routine of being a professional dancer; at Northern Ballet it’s treated as training, a time to constantly hone our technique and improve. Sometimes it seems a chore but without it you feel disconnected for the rest of the dancing day.” Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet. The daily […]

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