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Strictly Come Dancing | The First Friday

September 26, 2014

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Pixie Lott, Trent Whiddon - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 | The First Friday All photographs © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction. (scroll down for live show photographs)   15 celebrities 4 dancing judges 3 weeks 1 live Piper 0 public votes This was the week that Caroline Flack opened the show with style, confidence and yes, musicality with a Cha […]

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The Ballet News Ballet Clinic

October 10, 2011

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Ballet News | Ballet Clinic For some time, the Ballet News Ballet Clinic has resided in the discussion tab on the Ballet News facebook page, but as I’ve been notified by facebook that it will soon remove this tool, and because we’ve had such a wealth of useful, practical information from teachers, dance students, ballet-goers, doctors […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

January 20, 2011

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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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