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December 8, 2016


Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

BALLERINA | THE FILM Light up Christmas with this film set in 1879 Paris. Félicie, an orphan girl who lives with her best friend Victor dreams of becoming a ballerina and heads for the bright lights of Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. […]

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Glitter Pointe Shoes

December 11, 2015

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Glitter Pointe Shoes Pointe shoes come in many forms. Usually, they are pink satin, but you wouldn’t catch Cinderella without a glittery pointe shoe, would you ? 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, […]

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I Do

December 2, 2015

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I Do So, you’ve said yes. Yippee!! Now, two things are going to happen. First, every man and his dog will congratulate you and second, when the glitter has settled you’re going to be overwhelmed by all the decisions ahead. Don’t be! Help is at hand One of the first things you might like to […]

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Free Engagement Session For You

November 1, 2015

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Free Engagement Photoshoot This is a month often associated with thanksgiving and with giving back. So I’m #payingitforward by offering a free engagement shoot to one couple getting married in the UK. I hope that you’ll have a location in mind that is special to you, where you feel at home and relaxed. I’ll guide […]

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June 28, 2015


Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, has designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet, an arts charity Jane has closely supported in recent years. The shoe is a classic French Sole style, the “Henrietta” in a fitting ballet pink glitter, with a silver leather […]

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Shoe Time

June 7, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

Shoe Time As we edge ever so slowly into Summer I’d like to showcase ballet pointe shoes in a different setting. I’ll be photographing pointe shoes in a variety of settings as the summer progresses.

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Happy Monday

February 9, 2015

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Happy Monday At the start of a new week (or if you’re already through Monday), sparkle your own trail and make this a week to remember.

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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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January Bites

January 5, 2013

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January Bites | Glitter is your ally You’re dressed head to foot in black. It’s January. The grey sky hangs barely above the grey pavement and you’re in no mood to hang about. This is exactly the time for some glitter. Doesn’t matter that black has become your go-to wardrobe comfort during this bleak month. You […]

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The Glitter Story

December 26, 2012

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The Glitter Story The Nutcracker ballet wouldn’t be the same without a sprinkling of glitter over just about everything, and at this time of year it’s tempting to get out the glittery shoes, tops and trousers and sparkle your way through Christmas and New Year. But do you know where glitter comes from ? Top […]

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The Ballet News Glitter Edit

December 17, 2012

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The Ballet News Edit | Glitter & Snow What do you think the Sugar Plum Fairy slips into after a Pas de Deux with her Prince ? A Carvela Glitter shoe, if she’s lucky! Available in Gold and Pink (in the sale, saving £81 if you are quick) the Carvela Antibes High heel shoes will take […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker behind the scenes

December 15, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker behind the scenes Ever wondered how the magic tricks are put together for The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker ? Wonder no more. Gary Avis, aka Drosselmeyer in last week’s live cinema relay, explains all. The Nutcracker: Tricks and illusions (The Royal Ballet) The behind the scenes preparations for a […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search […]

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The Nutcracker Ballet | Cue Glitter

November 20, 2012

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The Nutcracker Ballet | Cue Glitter Everyone needs a pair of glittery shoes. They can lift your mood and have you skipping over the cobbles in a trice. I’ve found a wonderful pair that both you and your kids can wear… What’s more, these ballet shoe creations by French Sole are for a good cause […]

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Ballet News | #aphotoadayinmay

April 29, 2012

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Ballet News | #aphotoadayinmay photographic challenge Readers, we’re off on an adventure ! #aphotoadayinmay is your chance to showcase your photography skills in a really easy way during May 2012. What happens is You take one photograph with your smartphone each day using the completely fabulous Instagram, based on the list in the photograph above, and try to […]

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Happy Ballet News Year

January 6, 2012

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Happy Ballet News Year So, the tree has been recycled and the decorations packed away for another year.  The glitter, the glamour and the gorgeousness  of 2012 awaits….. Ballet treats Here on Ballet News you’ll find treat after treat to whizz you through January and beyond.  Let’s start with something to keep you warm.  It’s been properly […]

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Backstage ballet | Glitter, Go!

December 8, 2011

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I recently introduced you to a few of my favourite ballet treats, including chocolate ballerinas, glittering shoes and blush pink handbags just for your iPad, as well as the latest Christmas Nutcracker App for your iPhone/iPad. Well, I have more Christmas treats for you today! Do you, or someone in your family like to count […]

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Ballet for Christmas | Happy Christmas everyone!

December 5, 2011


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Ballet for Christmas – Happy Christmas! Happy Ballet Christmas everyone! Here are some of my favourite treats for the holidays.  Enjoy – and don’t forget to share !!! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a big hit for The Royal Ballet and is now available on DVD starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae and Sergei Polunin. One of the best […]

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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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