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The Alchemy of Wellbeing

October 16, 2016

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The Alchemy of Wellbeing alchemy A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. It happens. Balancing life’s often crazy demands, something goes awry and you start to notice a slight niggling pain, a soreness, something slightly out of balance that keeps you awake at night more often than you’d like. Nothing that stops you from going about […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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Ballet News | The Top 5 Ballet Books

October 13, 2011

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Ballet News | The Top 5 ballet reads There are many books, both fiction and non-fiction, where the author has taken classical ballet as their subject.  I’ve reviewed quite a few of them for Ballet News over time, and my choice here represents my absolute must-have reading. It didn’t even take any debate – they are all outstanding […]

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Ballet NEWS | Late Starter – Diarmaid O’Meara

December 11, 2009

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Diarmaid O'Meara @ The Royal Opera House, Photograph : Mo Greig

Diarmaid O’Meara – behind the dancer  Most of the expert dancers you see on stage have been through rigorous, repetitive training to become an elite athlete – because that’s what professional ballet dancers are. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) in 1993 as ‘the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years’. The study […]

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