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Ballet News Selects | summer yellow

July 28, 2012

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Ballet News Selects | summer yellow At the height of summer it seems only right to celebrate with yellow and all things golden – the Olympics are underway and who isn’t hoping for gold? This Ethereal Pleat Maxi Dress from Oasis ticks all the right boxes.  It’s suitably yellow, in fact it’s positively radiant and […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

January 20, 2011


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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