Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ballet Inspired Fashion

Ballet and fashion have always made a great couple, both forms of art, both built on drama and beauty, with jaw dropping pieces of clothing at their centre. For over a hundred years they have enjoyed a fruitful relationship, from … Continue reading

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The Longest Ballet…

The longest ballet is Sleeping Beauty. Because it is the longest ballet ever written and one of the most elaborate, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty is seldom danced entire. It takes over two hours.

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What is a “principal dancer”?

WHAT IS A PRINCIPAL DANCER?  A principal dancer is a dancer at the highest rank within a professional dance company, particularly a ballet company. A principal may be male or female. Principals are hired by, or promoted from within, a … Continue reading

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Medieval Dance (via 21 Music Genre)

A short and interesting history and reproductions of the foundations of ballet. A dance in Europe in the Middle Ages, being composed of some depictions in paintings and illuminations. The first detailed descriptions of dancing only date from 1450 in … Continue reading

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Solea / Flamenco Event at Cleveland School of Dance March 5-6 2011

Ethan Margolis will teach a workshop for dancers and guitarists on Soleá/Soleares at Cleveland School of Dance. The workshop will cover compas (flamenco rhythm), palmas, structure, cante, llamadas, remates, and marcajes within dance. It is the perfect introduction or review … Continue reading

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Ballet Short Facts

1. A Male dancer lifts over one and a half tonnes worth of ballerinas during performances 2. Professional ballerinas can typically wear out 2-3 pairs of pointe shoes per week 3. One tutu can cost up to about 1700 to … Continue reading

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Cleveland School of Dance @ Playhouse Square

Kids’ Fest + Peter and The Wolf – Cleveland School of Dance. Mar 12, 2011 Pre-show activities:  12:45 / Performance:  2:00 Tickets Available through Playhouse Square NOW!!! Pre-show activities will begin at 12:45 and include a balloon artist, Face painting, … Continue reading

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