Tag Archives: ballet wear UK

Spring/Summer Ballet Wear

April 8, 2011

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

February 27, 2011

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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