Archive for April, 2012

Just for fun: going to ballet class

ballet class video

What video is this? a guy in a bar has to go to ballet class? there’s this video of this guy and hes in a bar. and its in another language. and they’re drinking and then hes like sorry guys i have to go to dance. and he walks out of the bar with the pointe shoes. and then hes in dance class with all these girls and he likes them and hes like all happy cause he is holding them and throwing them and ballet stuff. i saw this video once and it was on the myspace videos… can anyone give me the link for it so i can find it again?

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What is a typical Adult Ballet class like?

Question by Mouse: What is a typical Adult Ballet class like?
I start tomorrow. It’s an open class. I am really anxious because it will be my very first ballet class ever. It would be one thing if it was everybody’s first day, but some of the dancers might have been in the class for a month, you know? Will the instructors go to quickly for me to keep up? I don’t want to be embarrassed, I’ve never danced before. I even learned the five positions, because I wanted to know them just in case everyone else did. (Although I’m probably doing them wrong, haha.)

Here is the class description, if it helps:

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Classical Ballet: Combinations for Ten Complete Advanced Classes

Classical Ballet: Combinations for Ten Complete Advanced Classes

Classical Ballet: Combinations for Ten Complete Advanced Classes

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Music for Ballet Class: Volume Two

Music for Ballet Class: Volume Two

Music for Ballet Class: Volume Two

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Should I practise ballet at home?

Question by : Should I practise ballet at home?
I just started ballet and I can only afford to take one ballet class. I’ve heard that it’s not good to practise at home and take alot of classes. Should dance at home to make up for my lack of classes?

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Margaret Barr’s “Strange Children” ballet, photographer unknown

Some cool dance images:

Margaret Barr’s “Strange Children” , 1955 – photographer unknown
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Image by State Library of New South Wales collection.
Margaret Barr (1904-1991) was born in Bombay, India. She went to school in California, USA, and in the 1920s studied dance with Martha Graham in New York and choreographed her first works. During the 1930s she taught at Darting-ton Hall in Devon, England, an experimental school run by Dorothy and Leonard Thirstily, and opened a studio in London. The productions of her own dance dramas often featured original music by composers such as Michael Tippett, Donald Pond and Edmund Rubber. With her husband Bruce Hart, a conscientious objector, she traveled to New Zealand at the outbreak of World War II, where she accepted the position of Director of Movement at the Auckland School of Drama. She moved to Australia ten years later, and for four decades made a unique contribution as a choreographer, director and teacher. She formed the Margaret Barr Dance Group in Sydney in 1952, was Director of Movement at the National Institute of Dramatic Art from its inception in 1958 to 1975, and conducted classes at her Leanna studio. Her choreography was motivated by strong social and poetical concerns, and her dance dramas ranged over diverse topics such as the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Margaret Mead, drought, and the Melbourne Cup. She died in Sydney on 29 May 1991.

Changing the Music
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Ballet Warm Up photos

The flight arrived on time; and the twelve hours while on board passed quickly and without incident. To be sure, the quality of the Cathay Pacific service was exemplary once again.

Heathrow reminds me of Newark International. The d├ęcor comes straight out of the sterile 80’s and is less an eyesore than an insipid background to the rhythm of human activity, such hustle and bustle, at the fore. There certainly are faces from all races present, creating a rich mosaic of humanity which is refreshing if not completely revitalizing after swimming for so long in a sea of Chinese faces in Hong Kong.

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How to Get Into Juilliard

Juilliard drama programs feature classes in dramatic techniques, Shakespearean plays, poetry and theatrical history. Prospective actors combine movement and clear speech. Every theatrical performer has had a dream somewhere along the path of his life of being a star on Broadway. College application essay prompts often ask you to elaborate on why you feel this particular school is the best fit for you. Avoid excessive flattery and don’t rip phrases out of the college’s catalog. Do your research and answer the question honestly.

While an essay has no mandatory form, it is usually written in prose and has a focus or theme. This one was created by a professional writer and edited by experienced copy editors, both qualified members of the Demand Media Studios community. All articles go through an editorial process that includes subject matter guidelines, plagiarism review, fact-checking, and other steps in an effort to provide reliable information.

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Ballet stories

It’s not enough simply to write, “The summer I volunteered at the local youth theater camp made me realize I want to be a ballet teacher,” and then move on to your next paragraph. The admissions officer reading your stories will want to know the details.

Writing it on a culture different from your own can help open your eyes to other ways of life, new traditions…

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Vaganova Level 4 Classical Ballet Sample Class & Complete Syllabus

Vaganova Level 4 Classical Ballet Sample Class & Complete Syllabus

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