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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Blackpool

November 19, 2016

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Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Blackpool Claudia “Little Miss Dynamite” (Len) & AJ opened the Blackpool show with a Jive, scoring 36. Ore & Joanne’s Viennese Waltz saw Bruno commenting, “Ore, the ace in the pack.” They scored 38. Louise & Kevin’s Paso Doble “did not disappoint” (Craig) and they scored 38. Danny & Oti’s […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Steven McRae | The Royal Ballet’s Dancer In The Fast Lane

June 30, 2014

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Steven McRae | Dancer In The Fast Lane With photographs by Andrej Uspenski Andrej Uspenski, a dancer with The Royal Ballet, fills the gaps in his schedule by using his unique position to photograph his colleagues. For most dancers, looking at one photograph of themselves, let alone of book of them, is a task to be avoided, but the dancers of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation …

August 21, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation … There are now four volumes of my interview series with professional ballet dancers called Cupcakes & Conversation with ..  From the back cover : “The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.” It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is […]

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Ballet News Invites … YOU

April 26, 2012

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Ballet News Invites…. you to preview a selection of the most popular photographs on the website Today I received a message via the Ballet News facebook page, as follows : For publication “Dear Ballet News, I have been enjoying all the wonderful and interesting photographs that you have been sharing with us all. I know […]

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Dance Medicine – Head to Toe : A Dancer’s Guide to Health

December 26, 2011

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Dance Medicine – Head to Toe : A Dancer’s Guide to Health Dance Medicine – Head to Toe : A Dancer’s Guide to Health by Judith R Peterson MD is 184 pages including 74 illustrations by Kathleen Rowland, 14 halftones and 3 radiographic images. Peterson was the attending physician to the Pennsylvania Ballet for 10 years, […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention

August 5, 2011

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Ballet News Reviews |Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention by Justin Howse & Moira McCormack This book was first published in 1988 and is now on its 4th edition.  It’s an indispensible, detailed account of your body as it relates to ballet. Written by Justin Howse (Consultant Orthapedic Surgeon with experience in the performing arts, especially […]

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Ballet NEWS : Kindle & Cupcakes – your backstage pass into ballet

December 13, 2010

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Kindle, books, Amazon

Amazon’s top-selling e-reader, the Kindle is aimed at readers who want to get straight to the heart of a book – the content – rather than, say, those who like to see the cover of the book or the author’s photograph, smell the pages or actually ‘pick up a book’ to read. It’s a neat way of getting to the […]

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Have you just passed a ballet dancer ?

August 28, 2010

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I’m always struck by how unrecognised ballet dancers are once they leave the vacinity of the theatre where they work. Of course, if you hang aound the stage door, you probably know who you want to see and will recognise them, but once those dancers step out into the real world, they largely go about […]

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