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Showing posts from September, 2019
I am pleased to present our Guest Blog from our teacher Johanna Saarinen! Tomb é  pas de bourre é  away , Jo! SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE 2019 This summer I had the privilege of leading Ballet4life’s ‘ballet leg’ of the summer intensive week, including a six day long ballet repertoire course. Having had a long break from teaching Repertoire myself, I noticed I was approaching the challenge with surprisingly mixed feelings. I was excited to be tipping my dancing toes in the good old classics again; refreshing hours of material and narrowing it down to suitable variations and corps de ballet pieces for our students, however, I was faced with the smallest mental dilemma of how, as a choreographer, I could stay as true to the original choreography as possible, yet make it accessible and joyous to perform for all the dancers from such multitudes of abilities and backgrounds. It turned out we had an incredibly productive week! Each piece was tweaked
Hello dance lovers!  We came "Back to School!" Exciting! We got off to a wonderful start of the Autumn Term complete with many new faces, new classes, old favourites, and are regular classes are back at Arts Ed. Everything feels good and is balancing out nicely for this autumn. I wanted to day hello and to welcome you all and to welcome our new dancing friends. I have a guest blog from Johanna Saarinen " Jo" to post next about the beautiful experiences that were had this summer on the Dance Intensive  Week. If you want to try something new this term please do not rule out the following: Monday at 12.35pm- Gentle Yoga & Stretch - great for injury prevention, over well-being, perfect to take after Mark's Ballet class! I can tell you that as a former dancer with a reconstructed knee, arthritic hips, and basic wear and tear pains finding Chihiro's method of teaching is like finding a pot of golden longevity! After her class my body is far le