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Spring/Summer Ballet Wear

April 8, 2011


three pairs of flip flops

It’s time to ditch the black and grey in favour of summer brights in the studio. Here’s a selection of ballet wear to cheer you and your fellow dancers in time for class.  Bloch Ref: Z0979 Bloch’s very soft knitted acrylic tube £15.50 Freddy Ref: 34976RB Freddy’s luxe 100% cotton sweat top has The Royal Ballet logo […]

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How much do you love English National Ballet ?

March 26, 2011


ballet dancers wearing white tutus model ballet bags

Following the popular documentary series on BBC Four, Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet, the question has to be asked – just how much do you love the company ? The three programmes covered Swan Lake (Daria Klimentová, Vadim Muntagirov and Rachel Ware), Romeo & Juliet (Max Westwell and Daniel Jones) & […]

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Ballet Business | Chiropractic for ballet dancers

March 3, 2011


dancer receives adjustment at the Chiropractor

Ballet News | Chiropractic for ballet dancers “For a lot of dancers, seeing a chiropractor rather than a physiotherapist is a big jump,” says Dr Camilla Ellis DC. “Within companies they can be led to believe that ballet dancers don’t see chiropractors. It’s not true.” Ballet company staff Ballet companies sometimes have physiotherapists on the staff and […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet – Swan Lake

February 27, 2011


two dancers on the barre in dance wear and ballet shoes pointe shoes

Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet  is a three part documentary series following the dancers and staff of the company through rehearsal and performance of three very different productions – Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet and The Nutcracker. I’ve also written an overview of the whole series. This first episode features Senior Principal Daria […]

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Ballet shoes – Bloch warm ups

February 23, 2011


Bloch warm up boots in purple blue and red

Ballet Shoes | Bloch Warm-Up Boots Today I want to highlight the versatility of Bloch’s warm-up boots, worn by professional dancers and dance students the world over. It’s not only dancers who wear them – they are the warmest slippers you can imagine and perfect for lounging at home in. I’m often asked what dancers […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet

February 21, 2011


dancer kneeling on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My husband kicking me out of bed! No, but seriously the idea that I can keep progressing and evolving. Trying to master or more deeply understand whatever role I am working on at the time. […]

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

February 19, 2011


tea dress

The Royal Ballet’s new full length ballet by Christopher Wheeldon, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, premieres on 28th February 2011 at The Royal Opera House, with a short run of performances in early March.  Later this year the production will premiere in Canada, when the National Ballet of Canada dance the production. With just over a […]

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Ballet NEWS | Dance Proms – a national celebration of dance

February 16, 2011

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dance proms logo

Working Together in Celebration of Dance Announcing a unique dance collaboration at the iconic Royal Albert Hall  Three of the world’s leading dance examination boards, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), have joined forces with the Royal Albert Hall to […]

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Ballet NEWS Valentine’s Day photo shoot with Daria Klimentová & Vadim Muntagirov

February 14, 2011


two dancers kiss with one en pointe

In celebration of today being Saint Valentine’s Day, Ballet NEWS brings you a spectacular photo shoot by photographer Bex Singleton at a hand picked location where dancers Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov (Senior Principal & First Soloist respectively, from English National Ballet) were invited to evoke a flavour of St Valentine. Of course I can’t pull this off on my own, and […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

January 20, 2011


Ballet News, pointe shoes,

It’s Not Magic; it’s linen & often flour It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine*, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, coarse linen, satin, papier-mâché, held together with glue of a secret formula. You may have seen dancers strutting about, […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet – lunch is a ball !

January 20, 2011

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Cinderella in scripted letters

Lunch is a Ball! Prince Charming may be just a scratch away at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pacific Place SEATTLE, WA — Lunch is a ball!  And you must eat, so why not dine and win?  Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pacific Place, downtown Seattle’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment center, have joined forces to create […]

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