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Happy Easter!

April 3, 2015

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Happy Easter Ballet Newsers Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful Easter (and a break if you can !)

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Valentine’s Day at Ballet News

February 14, 2015

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Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day to all Ballet Newsers.

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A Year On Pointe

December 31, 2014

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A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]

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A Ballet News Happy Easter

April 17, 2014

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A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray.  I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]

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Ballet News | Easter & The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

April 7, 2012

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Ballet News | Easter & The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt I recently wrote about the fabulous Faberge Big Egg Hunt that’s been going on all over London in the run up to Easter. Well, now the eggs have all nested together in Covent Garden’s Piazza, so it’s really easy to see them. As I reported […]

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Easter Cupcakes & Conversation

March 30, 2012

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Easter Cupcakes & Conversation “The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.” The latest Edition of the ‘Cupcakes & Conversation’ interview series with professional ballet dancers is hot off the press now, just in time for Easter! It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just […]

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt If there’s something guaranteed to be irresistable to me, it’s chocolate.  It has the ability to cheer me up, give me energy and make me smile.  I’ve written about the health benefits of eating certain kinds of chocolate, particularly Willie’s Cacao, as well as the ballet-inspired treats from Hotel […]

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Ballet News | Mouse King Media releases The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App

December 3, 2011

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Ballet News | Mouse King Media releases The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App It’s pretty rare for me to recommend an App based on anything to do with ballet, but The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App is so adorable and well crafted that I just have to! What’s so great about it ? It’s beautifully made for starters. London-based fine artist […]

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Ballet News | Hotel Chocolat

November 25, 2011

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Hotel Chocolate | A Flight of Twinkle Toed ballerinas I made this discovery through a very generous friend who sent me a gift of this wonderful Hotel Chocolat Twinkle Toes. The Dancing Ballerina is dressed in her best tutu and ballet shoes – cast in graceful milk chocolate. Perfect for sharing. Product Details Ref: 400020 Weight: […]

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Ballet & ice-dancing at Somerset House | Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co.

November 21, 2011

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Ballet & ice-dancing at Somerset House | Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co. Is this London’s most glamourous ice-rink ? For scale and surprise, it’s hard to beat. Between 22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012 the Somerset ice rink is open to the public.  You can Book online now or call 0844 […]

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Ballet + Chocolate

September 10, 2011

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Bear with me here. Not an immediately obvious link to ballet dancers I know, but… Cacao, the chocolate beans, were first used thousands of years ago and the Aztecs followed in the footsteps of the Mayans and made xocoatl or xocolatl, which was basically a bitter drink of fermented & roasted cacao with chilli & […]

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Chocolate

October 2, 2010

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Every now and then it feels justified to send you a curve ball.  So this one is nothing to do with ballet (well, almost nothing, as you’ll read later), and instead it’s chocolate -coated. In April 2009 I wrote about the irrepressible Willie Harcourt-Cooze and his incredible proper chocolate.  You might remember him from several Channel 4 […]

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Ballet NEWS : Willie’s Delectable Cacao

April 11, 2009

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I return triumphant. It’s taken several days, some inside knowledge and a dawn raid on my local stockist but… I have them ! Willie’s Delectable cacao bars – Venezuelan 72 Rio Caribe Superior and Peruvian 70 – San Martin. As I walked home I noticed that my shopping bag was infused with the smell of […]

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Willie’s cacao

April 10, 2009

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Hi everyone, Just a little update on the chocolate post below. The scientific tests which Willie carried out have shown that if you drink his cacao before exercising, you will burn more fat and you will feel that the exercise takes less effort, than if you hadn’t drunk the cacao. What’s not to like ? […]

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Ballet NEWS : Chocolate

April 6, 2009

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Bear with me here. Not an immediately obvious link to ballet dancers I know, but… Cacao, the chocolate beans, were first used thousands of years ago and the Aztecs followed in the footsteps of the Mayans and made xocoatl or xocolatl, which was basically a bitter drink of fermented & roasted cacao with chilli & […]

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