Thursday, September 9, 2010

A day in the life of a ballerina.

Follow the day in the life of a Yuhui Choe, first soloist, who takes us through her day - which includes, class, rehearsals and physio before going on stage that evening.

The following video shows the hard work that (little) girls have to do too realize there dream: becoming a prima ballerina.

I also found a video about Super model Naomi Campbell as Ballerina for a Day in Russia.
As a child, supermodel Naomi Campbell trained to become a ballerina. Now, she gets the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream at Russia's historic Bolshoi Ballet. Can she keep up with the professionals? Watch and see!

1 day with Dutch National Ballet
Sefton Clarke, second soloist with Dutch National Ballet, takes you through all the schedule and behind the scenes of the company in one day.

Appreciation of elegant, grace and timeless style

Today's post is about appreciating elegance, timeless style.

The most common question parents will ask a ballet teacher before they sign up for ballet, is " What are the benefits of sending my children to ballet lessons?" I always tell my students' parents, besides the obvious reasons of promoting health, gain muscle motor co-ordination, music appreciation, your children will learn to appreciate grace, elegance and poise.

This is something you can't teach in classroom or at home. Children have to learn through watching people dance, how to stand and sit with poise, how to lift your arm gracefully... How to tell the difference of elegant and trash style.

One of my favourite wedding gown. Timeless, such elegance... April 19, 1956, the world was treated to a storybook romance come true when actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainer of Monaco.

New York City Ballet- Pointe Shoe

Love this video! I think FREED is really a pretty shoe, unfortunately, it is not so popular in this part of the world. We use more Gaynor Minden, Bloch,and my personal fav Chacott. I bought it from Japan, and loved it ever since i first wore one.