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From November 10th to 18th, 2018, the National Ballet of Canada is presenting the North American premiere of "Anna Karenina", inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novel, created by John Neumeier and set to music by Tchaikovsky. The following video clip is courtesy of NBOC:
https://youtu.be/mmMd4tCB-og
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Many ballet and dance studios start their season in September, coinciding with the regular school year. And suddenly, it's just about that time! Courtesy of DanceTeacher Magazine, here's an article with a recommended "check list" of items and details for studio owners to consider so the year can get off to a good start:
https://www.dance-teacher.com/8-to-dos-for-maximum-effect-to-start-the-studio-year-2594567422.html?rebelltpage=2#rebelltitem2
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g01Ljjmxe0

New piano piece designed as an adage for ballet class, to be used at the barre or for center practice (plies, port de bras, developpes, adage). The introduction is used to end the piece, possibly as a demi detourne if the music is used at the barre. Sheet music available: https://www.rlongballetmusic.com/new-ballet-sheet-music/
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When it comes to the education and activities of young people, we are hearing more and more about the problem of "bullying". Courtesy of DanceTeacher Magazine, here's an article by New York writer and long time dance student Andrea Marks about bullying issues in the ballet studio, and how teachers can cope:
https://www.dance-teacher.com/8-ways-to-put-dancers-safety-first-when-dealing-with-bullying-2586097794.html
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"How I Grew to Love Teaching Adults to Dance "
When most people think of ballet lessons, they think of young people (mostly girls) anywhere from the age of 3-4 up to late teens. However most studios probably have had the odd inquiry from an adult wondering if adult instruction is available. Courtesy of DanceTeacher Magazine, here's an article by Barry Kerollis that should be of interest to ballet studio owners:
https://dance-teacher.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ecd8b4c8d4fd2381e8dea8c3e&id=f1751fc7ca&e=e4a516957b
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On stage until June 22/18, the National Ballet of Canada is presenting a trio of modern works: Paz de la Jolla, The Man in Black and Cacti. Here's a promotional clip from The Man in Black, choreographed by James Kudelka, set to the music of non other than Johnny Cash:
https://youtu.be/cp80OSBD_ZM
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Here's a message from TDS DanceSpace, Unit 6A, 2375 Tedlo St. (near Cawthra and Queensway), Mississauga, phone 905 272 2772:

Bring a Friend Day is next week! Students may bring a friend to their regular class to join in the fun. June 4th-9th. Interested in seeing what TDS is all about but don’t have a friend at the studio? Just email us to reserve a spot for your free trial class. shannon@tdsdancespace.com #mississaugadancestudio #fortheloveofdance #tdsdancespace #mississaugaballet https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/…/34198914_170354055… #creativedance
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With sincere thanks to friends and visitors, I am pleased to announce that I now have a second YouTube video that has surpassed 150,000 visits:
https://youtu.be/xtU1EXbaEMU
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A new YouTube video has just come out demonstrating a developpe exercise at the barre, accompanied by music from my first album, "Ballet Etudes". Hope you enjoy.
https://youtu.be/xHEq8hhcrhY
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This Friday, April 27th, TDS Dance Co presents "Feet First 2018". Showtime is 8.00 PM at the Maya Prentice Threatre. Tickets are $15.00 at the door, and doors open at 7.30 PM. Maya Prentice Theatre is located at the southwest corner of Dixie Rd and Burnhamthorpe, Mississauga.
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