August 5, 2019

Ballet dancers have to demonstrate incredible amounts of flexibility during their performances, and during the summer months you may lose some of this flexibility. To make sure you are all equipped to get straight in to things in September here’s some of my favourite s...

March 23, 2018

Muscle strains can happen in many ways, but no matter how they are caused, they are always painful and inconvenient. Whether you strained your neck while producing a pirouette or pulled a groin muscle at the barre, knowing how to treat the pain and swelling will help y...

October 4, 2017

There are many different styles of dance available for students today.

With each style of dance, there is a different type of shoe necessary for the students to wear. Because there is such a wide variety, deciding which shoe to wear for which class can get very confusin...

September 27, 2017

Not sure how to make a bun? Follow these step by step instructions to help you make a secure bun. Before you start, you will find it helpful to read all the instructions first, including the instructions on how to insert hairpins. A ballet bun generally sits in the cen...

September 20, 2017

Now, I know a lot about ballet but I don't know everything, and I'm sure you don't either. That's why I thought I would share my top 10 random facts about ballet (don't worry, these won't be on any exams!)      

1. A male dancer lifts over 1-1/2 tons wort...

September 15, 2017

After always hoping to have the opportunity to visit New York for their amazing dance scene, this September I decided to take the trip across the pond and booked a trip for 9 days in the city. On arrival in NYC I got straight into Manhattan and within 6 hours of landin...

April 20, 2017

My love of dance started at the age of 3 when my mum sent me to ballet and as I grew up, the more I loved to dance. It was when I was 18 and trying to decide what route my life should go that I realised I wanted to keep on dancing!  The career I was going to do was Nur...

October 15, 2016

On the 6th October I was lucky enough to attend the Festival of Marketing (I know what you're thinking, me, surrounded by marketers, at a Festival... just doesn't seem right). My main reason for attending was to see Kimberley Wyatt give a session called "From Pussycat...

October 9, 2016

In March 2016 I performed in my 5th production at The Royal Albert Hall. The show entitled ‘The

Classical Spectacular’ is the UK’s most popular classical music show, featuring music from the

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Choral Society and the Band of the House...

October 1, 2016

We know ballet exams can be daunting and children can be nervous so here is 11 top tips to help you turn that Merit in to a Distinction
 

  1. Make sure you look the part. Make sure your ballet tights are clean and without any ladders, and that your leotard is clean and...

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