Absolutely loving Royal Ballet Soloist Olivia Cowley’s BalletStyle blog. She’s so right, the costumes on stage are absolute works of art and it is a shame that we don’t often get the chance to appreciate the craft and beauty of them up close. But it’s not just stage costumes! We get to see snaps of… Continue reading Olivia Cowley’s Ballet Style
Hands-down the best Christmas ad I’ve seen! Do you remember seeing it in 2013? I wish they’d re-run it! The Bailey’s adverts on at the moment are laaaame.
New links in the sidebar… Check out my proper boss mate at her blog Oeil Noir for chat about training in Social Work and dancing Ballet (and being proper boss) and the challenges that hypermobility and chronic fatigue bring. https://oeilnoirblog.wordpress.com I’ve also linked to dancer Kathryn Morgan on Youtube, I’ve been using her videos quite… Continue reading New Linky Links
I had a great time helping out at the Move into Wellbeing class with Ballet4Life in West London this weekend. The class is aimed at people living with Parkinson’s, and I had found out about it after doing a bit of research stemming from the World Ballet Day segment featuring Dance for Parkinson’s classes. Dance… Continue reading Dance and Wellbeing with Parkinson’s and Mobility Challenges
I was quite excited when I found out that Decathlon are now stocking dancewear on their British website. They’re known for cheap sportswear and I do like a bargain. However I feel some kinda way about their pointe shoe… I know that there’s nothing stopping anyone who wants to from buying pointe shoes off the… Continue reading Decathlon’s sportswear pointe shoe nightmare
Of course I went as a ballerina for Hallowe’en! It involves minimal expense and I was making a tutu skirt anyway! (It’s a fashion tutu, rather than a true romantic tutu, and I will post about making it soon.) If you’re disappointed that it’s not scary, just call it the Ghost of Fonteyn. Or Myrtha.… Continue reading Dressing Up