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  1. My daughter has been asked to Maypole dance this year (after two years of cancelled events due to covid), but her maypole dancing dress from 2 years ago (pre covid) is now too small! Can anyone help please? She is tall (5”6) but very slim and petite in build. Any suggestions where I could get such a dress would be helpful! It needs to be beautiful and of course be possible to dance in! Many thanks for your help.
  2. Hi! I have a modern exam tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get distinctions or high marks! I am with the ISTD. Any tips would be really helpful :) Thanks!
  3. Just wondered if anybody had been referred to or seen Doctors at the Institute of Sports Exercise & Health for Dance injuries? It is in connection with UCLH. Any experiences or opinions would be much appreciated.
  4. Hello, I am from Germany and my daughter (17) will be audition for Laine Theatre Arts in April. Coming from Germany and English not her first language it would be really great to know how the day works in more detail and any tips as she is already nervous!! also she has less singing and acting training so any tips for that would help- 1) how do you mark on sheet music your chosen 16-24 bars 2) what do they do in the acting workshop? thanks so much for any help!
  5. Hi. Just wondering whether anyone has had amy experience with Phoenix boys? I'm looking for more info other than what the BBC video and their own website have to offer and, ideally, some personal experience as thinking about booking the Birmingham Winter Intensive for my son.
  6. Dear BalletcoForum community! With over fifteen years of experience in peak athleticism (professional Ballet Dancer), I now offer fitness training for private clients. Training One-to-One, within your own home (or in a nearby park!) The training I provide focus on both body and mind, enhancing your wellness to optimise your fitness. I can tailor classes for someone who would like to feel great in their body but not necessarily workout via a cardiovascular approach. To somebody who wishes to move more with an alignment-focus, for toning and sculpting their body. Categories of my training are: Floor-barre, Stretch, Strengthen and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) For more information please visit my website: https://balletfriends.co.uk/pages/privateclients or you can contact me by phone: 07445350205 I looking forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Laurie McSherry-Gray
  7. Hello. I’ve got some brand new pointe shoes for sale for a special price. Its Suffolk, size 4 1/2. if you are interested, just send a message here and we can negotiate! Its a professional pointe shoe also great for students!
  8. Hi was wondering if anybody had been to one of these events or knew anything about them? Would be grateful for any info😊
  9. Hello, My dance teacher has given me have a new jazz solo and has let me choose the song. I have spent lots of time on Spotify looking at jazz solo songs, but still uncertain on what song to choose. I am 15 years old so I want a ‘mature’ song but I’m open to suggestions. Im wondering what make a song good to dance to? I personally think having highs and low parts in the music is important, but anything else? If you could give song suggestions that would be greatly appreciated:) Thankyou xx
  10. So I live in London and am 15. This means that it's gotten to the time that I have to decide what to do once I leave year 11. I have a burning passion for dance and know that I am very good at it and would like to pursue it as a career. Therefore I would like to do a Dance BTEC course at a college. This will enable me to get as much possible knowledge on dance, and the most training hours, which will enable me to become a better dancer. However my sister (she makes all the important decisions if you wondering why I'm not mention mum and dad) thinks that I should do an A Level Dance. This is because the dance field is very competitive and she is worried that I will not make it as a successful dancer, so she wants me to do an A Level, so that I have a range of subjects which will mean that I have more directions I can go to if dance doesn't work out for me. She is very keen on this and will not permit me to do a BTEC Dance like I wish for. I don't want to do an A Level, because I don't see the point in picking other subjects if I am going in the dance pathway, it will just waste my time, and take up energy and effort that I can be putting towards Dance. Also picking a BTEC Dance will allow me to become better than I would be with A Level, as it is a lot more training hours and just overall a lot more in depth than an A Level will cover. If you guys have any tips on how I could persuade my sister to let me do Dance BTEC, please help me out as soon as you can, as it's coming near the time where I have to be doing my applications. Thank you!
  11. Good Afternoon Everyone Thank you for allowing me to join this amazing Forum! I was referred by an amazing ballet dancer from West Scotland Ballet, Anabelle Rees. I own and run Scotlands newest Photography Studio, specialising in Dance and Ballet portfolio work. Having been open for business only 6 months we are quickly establishing ourselves in the UK wide dance community. I would love for you all to check out my work and if anyone would like to book a shoot, please do get in contact!! Www.facebook.com/bockerphotography Www.instagram.com/bockerphotography Www.instagram.com/synergyphotographystudio
  12. I am just reading a novel called 84 Ribbons, which I suspect is for young adults really, but I am loving it. I am constantly looking for ballet novels and biographies, but I have have read everything I can find on Amazon,etc,and am now struggling to find anything new. Has anyone got a favourite that they can suggest that I might not have read? I suspect that my standards are lower when it comes to ballet books than they are for other books!
  13. Hi! I want to share something really interesting with you: some famous Principal dancers give really informative tips. IANA SALENKO, LAUREN LOVETTE, SONIA RODRÍGUEZ, MAIA MAKHATELI AND MANY MORE. VANESSA ZAHORIAN – POINTE SHOES AND Q&A The Guide To The Pointe Shoes by Vanessa Zahorian Vanessa Zahorian, principal dancer from San Francisco, explains everything you need to know about ballet pointe shoes: choosing pointe shoes, ribbons and elastique, sewing ballet pointe shoes, using padding in pointe shoes and much more. Adiarys Almeida, Guest Principal Artist will share her tips on designing and sewing the tutu for the role of Sugar Plum. MAIA MAKHATELI – GRAND ALLEGRO AND Q&A LAUREN LOVETTE – PETIT ALLEGRO AND Q&A In a new livestream from Tips from a Ballet Star, Lauren Lovette answers the audience's questions and tells her tricks about petit allegro.
  14. The Ballet Exam Fun comedy sketch by 'Hunt & Murphy', showing the delightful humour of a Ballet Exam. I'm sure we can all relate Hope it makes you giggle, and perhaps relax and enjoy your Ballet Exam's a little more after watching this! Please share & subscribe if you like it, and we'll do more! xoxo
  15. An announcement has been published: Yasmine Nagdhi promoted to Principal dancer. The Royal Ballet announces Company promotions and joiners for the 2017/18 Season. Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announces that Yasmine Nagdhi has been promoted to Principal dancer, the highest rank in the Company. O’Hare comments, ‘I’m delighted to promote Yasmine Nagdhi to Principal. She has had an extraordinary year, making successful debuts in a number of classic and contemporary ballets, and I look forward to this new chapter of her career and the opportunities that await.’ Born in London, Yasmine Naghdi joined the Company in 2010 after training at The Royal Ballet School. Yasmine's extensive repertory includes Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Olga (Onegin) and the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker). Her contemporary work includes Woolf Works by Wayne McGregor, David Dawson’s The Human Seasons and Balanchine’s Tarantella’. Yasmine’s first performance as a Principal will be in The Royal Ballet’s special presentation ‘Opening the New’ in September as part of the Hull UK City of Culture celebrations. Yasmine will perform with Hull-born Xander Parish, First Soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet, alongside Principals and Soloists from The Royal Ballet. Kevin O’Hare has also made the following promotions within the Company: Christina Arestis, Bennet Gartside, Kristen McNally and Thomas Whitehead are promoted to Principal Character Artist. Matthew Ball and Marcelino Sambé are promoted to First Soloist. Reece Clarke, Benjamin Ella and Anna Rose O’ Sullivan are promoted to Soloist. As previously announced, William Bracewell joins the Company as a Soloist from Birmingham Royal Ballet. Hannah Grennell, Calvin Richardson, Gina Storm-Jensen, and David Yudes are promoted to First Artist. Giacomo Rovero, Francisco Serrano and Charlotte Tonkinson become Artists, after joining the Company at the start of the 2016/17 Season as Aud Jebsen Young Dancers. This programme provides recently graduated dancers a year’s contract to work and perform alongside the corps de ballet of The Royal Ballet. In the 2017/18 Season the Company welcomes six graduates from The Royal Ballet School who join as Aud Jebsen Young Dancers: Joonhyuk Jun, Joshua Junker, Sae Maeda, Nadia Mullova-Barley, Aiden O’Brien and Amelia Palmiero. Stanislaw Wegryzn joins the Company as Prix de Lausanne dancer for the 2017/18 Season. First Soloist Melissa Hamilton returns to the Company after a leave of absence performing with Semperoper Dresden. The following dancers leave the Company: Matthew Golding will leave The Royal Ballet after three years as Principal dancer. Golding joined The Royal Ballet in January 2014, having danced with the Company the previous Season as Guest Principal. Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet comments ‘Matthew gave many fine performances during his time with The Royal Ballet and danced a number of leading roles from across our repertory in ballets including Manon, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Dream, Onegin and Romeo and Juliet. We wish him well for the next stage of his performing career.’ As previously announced, Principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky leaves after 23 years with the Company. First Soloist Valeri Hristov joins the artistic teaching faculty at The Royal Ballet School after 15 years with the Company. First Soloist Johannes Stepanek retires after 17 years with The Royal Ballet to progress a new career within opera and dance. First Artist Hayley Forskitt retires from dance and Artist Solomon Golding leaves to join San Francisco Ballet. — ENDS —
  16. There are many reasons for young people to participate in dance classes, which may be due to passionate dance, you want to learn to dance ( hoc nhay ) or can learn to dance to beautiful shape. Today, we will help you, when you take a dance class, what will you get? When taking a dance class, what will you be? Passionate passion, personal love What is more wonderful when you are immersed in the rhythms you love, your body is moving along with the music you love? Taking dance classes is one of the most effective solutions to satisfy your passion, your favorite dancing Enhance the health, endurance of the body. By participating in good quality dance classes, with proper and scientific exercises, your body's health, as well as the toughness of your body parts, will increase over time (of course Apply to the students hard work and practice properly. ^ ^) Many startup exercises in the dance classes will help you do things that were difficult before you like to touch, toes while straightening, bending back, acrobatic ... Improve your self confidence, increase your ability to communicate When you decide to take part in a dance class, you have overcome the initial hesitation, which is a great step forward in improving your self confidence. When practicing in a friendly environment, being communicated with other classmates, with the right encouragement and good teaching methods, the trainees will reduce their maximum self-esteem. Communication with other practitioners. Relaxing mind tension, development of thinking, perception After hours of stressful work at the company, you can choose from a soothing, contemporary dance style, or sexy as hiphop on heels, stress and reflection seem to disappear as soon as the music. Your favorite shows up. Sweating on the training floor is always the best solution to relieve stress. When practicing a dance, you will learn to control your own body fluently and fluently, believe me, the body movements of a dancer and a person less practice always. Clearly, dancers are always overwhelmed with energy and vitality. >>> see more: https://lecirque.vn/day-nhay-dance-hien-dai-o-ha-noi/ Develop your emotions as well as practice your emotional expressions When practicing a dance, say in another dimension that you are practicing an art. Emotions are always associated with the arts, dance practice, physical fitness of your body but also the development of the emotional itself associated with that dance, it can be melancholy mood of 1 Contemporary dance, or playful, assertive hip hop on heels ... Develop your emotions as well as practice your emotional expressions When practicing a dance, say in another dimension that you are practicing an art. Emotions are always associated with the arts, dance practice, physical fitness of your body but also the development of the emotional itself associated with that dance, it can be melancholy mood of 1 Contemporary dance, or playful, assertive hip hop on heels ... >>> Source: https://lecirque.vn/khi-tham-gia-1-lop-nhay-ban-se-duoc-gi/
  17. Hello, would someone be able to recommend a good dance course during the Easter half term break? My daughter is 9 years old and live in the South East. RBS and Elmhurst start age 11+ and I was wondering if there were any other comparatively good courses for younger ballet dancers?
  18. *** ADULT DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVES MANCHESTER! *** Our intensive workshops will be held at The Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester and taught by industry professionals. A typical day (10am - 4pm) will start with a warm up, followed by your chosen style of dance. We'll be spending some time on technique and repertoire before a well deserved lunch break. More repertoire, some stretching and a cool down will conclude your day. Please choose from the intensives below: Beginners/Pre Intermediate Ballet - 3 day Intensive Date: 21st – 23rd August Repertoire: Coppelia Teacher: Jane Tucker (NBT) Price: £200 (£15 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) Intermediate/Advanced Ballet - 1 day Intensive Date: 24th August Repertoire: Coppelia Teacher: Jane Tucker (NBT) Price: £70 (£5 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) Beginners/Pre Intermediate Jazz/Musical Theatre - 1 day Intensive Date: 24th August Teacher: Lee Lomas (http://leelomas.net/) Price: £70 (£5 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) Intermediate/Advanced Jazz/Musical Theatre - 1 day Intensive Date: 22nd August Teacher: Lee Lomas (http://leelomas.net/) Price: £70 (£5 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) If anyone wants to do more than one day, here is a breakdown of the prices: 1 day = £70 (£5 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) 2 days = £135 (£10 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) 3 days = £200 (£15 non refundable deposit in addition to the price) Please email info@kntdanceworks.co.uk to reserve a spot and request a registration form/info pack. Kind regards, Karen
  19. Hi guys! So i've started a new youtube channel called Lotty Loves Theatre which is all about dance and musical theatre! I was wondering if you had any suggestions on video ideas I could post? I've thought of show reviews, advice and cover songs? I'd love to know what you guys want to see? Please Check out my channel and I can't wait to hear your ideas! Thank you lovely people xxx
  20. Dear ballet lovers, we only have 2 places left on our 2nd Principal week. ( the 1st is sold out). As always their are only ever 12 places. So we can offer exceptional care as well as tuition. You will be taught by amazing teachers including. Edward Watson MBE, Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. Anita Young F.I.S.T.D A world renown teacher who currently teaches 1st year girls at RBS upper school Ricardo Cervera Ballet Master of the Royal Ballet Olivia Cowley Soloist of the Royal Ballet. Our aim is to inject positivity and encourage young dancers to be the best they can be. We help inspire and guide the next generation of dancers. Last but not least its Summer School and some fun must be had so we visit the theatre in a limo and have a photo shoot. Thanks for reading Kindest Regards Nicola Moriarty
  21. Hello! I am 15 and I would like to start doing ballet, however I am quite overweight (which I am currently fixing) and as a result of sports I also have some (quite bulky) muscle, I'm also quite short, so no ballet body unforunately. I have had some experience with ballet, I danced until the age of 7 but then quit (as quite of lot of people do) Despite this I would love to eventually be able to go en pointe and maybe even take part in competitions, I don't want to be professional. So my main questions are, will I be able to keep up? Will I ever be able to compete? And does anyone have any advice? Many Thanks!(^-^)
  22. Hi Can anyone suggest photographers who are experienced in dance photography. We want one who will take great shots in their own studio for a couple of hours, and give us all the digital prints - not these where you pay £?? per photo. We wouldn't want any physical prints Ideally located in the Yorkshire or north of the UK - for use on social media, and our website Angel Dancewear Thanks
  23. I'm 19, and completely love ballet, I know I'm way to late to get into a company so I thought about teaching or pre-professional. I love the idea of the degree that Rambert offer as there is no upper age limit however it's 2 and 1/2 hours away from me. When I noticed EBS sixth Form but then I ruled it out due to it being 16-18. I would love to study dance full time. I currently do intermediate RAD and pointe but that's only 2 hours a week as that's all the ballet for my age my school offers. My question is, is there any point putting in the effort and auditioning if I'm going to be 19/20 by the time I start? Also if I did study dance, does the chance decrease of performing and teaching the older you get? I would of loved to if done it younger but we just didn't have the finances. Any advice would be sooo helpful as I'm stressing out Thanks
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