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Ballet for Beginners – What You Need

Ballet for Beginners - What You NeedFor children, learning to ballet dance is an extremely positive experience. It provides them with an excellent form of exercise and is a great way to develop their social and interpersonal skills from a very early age. If your child wants to attend ballet classes, then there are a few basics pieces of dancewear which they will need.

If you go to any dance classes or look at any pictures of dancers you will notice one piece of dancewear worn by all dancers; this is the leotard. It’s an extremely important piece of dancewear that your child will require for dance classes as it enables for complete freedom of movement in a way that no other garment does. You may wonder why your child can’t simply put on a baggy pair of joggers and loose t-shirt which would allow them to move in a similar fashion. The reason that this is not suitable is that ballet is an art form which is all about precision and technical perfection. In order for your child’s teacher to help them achieve this, it’s important for them to be able to clearly see the placement of their body during dance classes. Whilst joggers and a t-shirt may allow your child to move freely, their teacher won’t be able to assess just how well they’re executing each of the movements they’re trying to perfect. Most dance shops and online retailers are able to provide some good advice on how to find a leotard with a good fit.

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Boris Eifman: Red Giselle

Boris Eifman: Red Giselle

Boris Eifman’s “Red Giselle” is one of the great dramatic ballets of the 20th century.
Red Giselle

Boris Eifman’s choreographic imagination has immortalized history of great Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva which has got to whirlpool of events of an epoch of revolutionary terror. Expatriation and personal tragedies have aggravated sincere torments of the heroine that has led to a tragic outcome…
Extraordinary expressive choreography, inexhaustible director’s imagination, the magnificent scenic decision involve in this performance of new admirers.

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What do you have your 3-4 year old wear to ballet class?

Question by Bandanna: What do you have your 3-4 year old wear to ballet class?
I just enrolled my two girls into ballet class. Dance is something very new to me and I was wondering what I should buy for them to wear?

Answer by Howard75
Buy them com-fee outfits. Such as yoga pants and t-shirts. Nothing like jeans that could restrain flexibility. No skirts unless some sort of pants are beneath them. Cam is tanks and t-shirts work best because they are light airy and easy to move in. Ballet shows are really what you need for shows because flips flops could just fly off you feet and tennis shoes make it annoying to tip toe on and lift legs. A pony tail could do the trick of keeping hair out of the way while leasing or twirling. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »


Fireballet biography

This is one of the gems from the USA progrock history. The band featured Jim Como (lead vocals, drums, percussion), Bryan Howe (Hammond – and pipe organ, celeste and vocals), Ryche Chlanda (electric – and acoustic guitars, electronic devices and vocals), Frak Petto (piano, electric piano, ARP 2600 synthesizer, Mellotron, electronic strings, Oberheim DS-2 digital sequencer and vocals) and Martyn Biling (bass, 12-string guitar, Moog Taurus bass pedals).

Their first album “Night on Bald Mountain” was released in ’75 and produced by Ian McDonald (KING CRIMSON). It sounds like a very tasteful progrock stew with elements from GENESIS, GENTLE GIANT and YES. The very disappointing second LP (’76) is entitled “Two, two … “, no surprise that it turned out to be their swansong.

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