Archive for April, 2015
Ballet and dance classes: Allegro Music Academy, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota, offers basic ballet kids ballroom dance classes for children ages 4-7 and 8-18, adult classes, salsa graduation dances, first wedding dance and adult dance fitness. Dance …
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59th Street Bridge Singer
Ms. Hassel practices ballet at home, and also paints and plays piano. Her apartment is nearly unfurnished, to leave space for her keyboard, painting easel and ballet barre. Her walls are covered with her own paintings, many of them of female opera …
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Paul Taylor Dance review: Open your arms to these daring dancers
All of that was abundantly evident in Wednesday's program, a baroque music sandwich that placed one of Taylor's more bizarre fantasies, “The Word” (1998), between canny deployments of Handel (“Aureole”) and Bach (“Brandenburg”), a bill that ranged over …
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Ballet Classes – What Your Child Needs
The first thing you need to do when your child decides that they want to attend ballet class is find a good dance teacher and a good dance school. Once you’ve done this, you will need to find a good place to buy the dance wear that your child will need for the class. The dance teacher should provide a comprehensive list that will include items such as ballet shoes, ballet leotards and ballet tights.
First of all, let’s take a look at the ballet shoes. These are soft shoes designed specifically for the art of ballet dancing and are available in leather, canvas and satin. Leather is the hardest wearing but if you’re looking for something a little cheaper you should try canvas as they wear relatively well and are easy to maintain. Satin are very attractive to look at but stain easily and wear out quickly so it’s best to buy these specifically for auditions or performances. To begin with, your child will need a pair of full sole ballet shoes in order to help develop the muscles in their feet and ankles. They also provide extra support which will help make learning the basics of ballet dancing as easy as possible, allowing them to progress to split sole shoes when they gain more experience.
Digital Sheet Music
It’s quite easy now to order most products through online retailers but for some reason, sheet music has been holding on tightly to its traditional channels.
Well, here’s something that will make you take note (sorry) – downloadable sheet music. I imagine there are all sorts of legal and copyright reasons that this has taken a little while to take off. It’s odd really, when we look at the firm foothold downloadable e-books have had for a decade, to the point where we can now buy purpose-built hardware to read them on. Maybe it’s something to do with the music publishing industry, which can sometimes appear heavy-handed when it comes to protecting copyright and collecting royalties. The book publishing industry has been around for much longer, and although it relies on copyright in an similar manner, it has a more mature attitude to its products, especially in non-commercial use; a simple acknowledgement will stave off most litigation.