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    As we post daily updates surrounding ballet advice,

    exclusive movement tutorials and more.

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  • About us

    Our Story

    Denise

    Co-Creator of 'Ballet I AM'

    Future goals

    + Longevity

    We hope to continue this project to spread awareness on the accessibility of ballet and how various age groups feel accessibility can change over time. Further offering a variety of interactive elements for us to learn more about each of your stories and backgrounds with ballet throughout.

    #yourstory

    A 'people' based project.

    For us, this project is about YOU, yes YOU! We are aiming to instil confidence, promote self-esteem and boost self-engagement.

    We want to hear about YOUR STORY, YOUR EXPERIENCE and YOUR JOURNEY with dance.

    Spread the word

    Get sharing!

    Throughout this site you will find many hashtags scattered around. This is so that you can get involved with each element by utilising each hashtag. By tagging us in each post (@balleti_am) so that we can see all of the amazing content you are sharing and your own stories with ballet.

  • The Concept (behind 'Ballet I am')

    A space where we discuss our own respective involvement in the project at large. Alongside rapid fire rounds and more.

    In Conversation With Ash + Denise

    Alternate Short Version

    In this mini version we learn more about the project. Further involving mini rapid fires and learning about Denise's own background.

    In Conversation With Ash + Denise

    Extended Version

    In this exclusive extended version, we hear more about Denise's own involvement in this project and why she is so passionate about accessibility and ownership.

  • Acknowledgements

    Our team of stars

    Lucy Pearce (Logo Designer)

    Symran Bhogun-Scott

    (Graphics Designer)

    Myles Deacon (Music Composer)

  • Movement Tutorials

    Let Denise guide you through some key sequences and stances within ballet.

    As she takes you on an audio-visual experience with key associations and examples.

     

    For a more immersive viewing experience please listen to each tutorial with headphones.

     

    Why not tweet us (@balleti_am) or tag us (@ballet_iam) your responses towards the tutorials below.

    Official Disclaimer: https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/b3990aa0-e29f-45f4-af6f-7a715aef6278/About Section.pdf?id=106574

    Ballet with Denise: The Basic Stance & Posture

    Let Denise guide you through ballet, as she teaches you some sequences of the dance form itself. Get ready to be engaged, proactive and motivated, as you learn ballet.

     

    Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced student 'Ballet with Denise' incorporates clear examples, high def slo-mo footage and more.

    Ballet with Denise: Turn Out

    Let Denise guide you through ballet, as she teaches you some sequences of the dance form itself. Get ready to be engaged, proactive and motivated, as you learn ballet.

     

    Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced student 'Ballet with Denise' incorporates clear examples, high def slo-mo footage and more.

    Ballet with Denise: Web Exclusive

    [The Feeling before the Form]

    Let Denise guide you through ballet, as she teaches you some sequences of the dance form itself. Get ready to be engaged, proactive and motivated, as you learn ballet.

     

    Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced student 'Ballet with Denise' incorporates clear examples, high def slo-mo footage and more.

     

  • Denise's Top Tips

    Stay in top form and love what you do even more.

    Follow Denise here, as she shares with you her top tips regarding ballet and movement. 

    Further touching on ‘accessibility and ownership’ within ballet.

    Immerse yourself in it

    #TopTip1

    Be sure to read up on some of the theory regarding ballet. Further viewing videos online, being inspired by practitioners of ballet and possibly viewing the ballet (local-regional performances) too.

    Take a leap of faith

    #TopTip2

    Step out of your comfort zone and try something different. Why not visit your old ballet class with a new mindset and ​an outlook or a view to change your teacher's perception(s)?

    Be internally optimistic

    #TopTip3

    When you engage in the dance be a glass half full person. Step out of your comfort zone slowly and stay optimistic throughout (with sufficient encouragement from everyone around you).

    Become your own judge

    #TopTip4

    Look to impress yourself and not others. You should aim to become your own best judge. Further being independent, focused

    and driven.

    Be bold

    #TopTip5

    Take on each sequence systematically and adapt to each one. Don’t be afraid of your short comings (e.g wide shoulders) as they will become your biggest strength some day,

    You are Ballet's future

    #TopTip6

    Know that you are present in the now and that you are fully capable of achieving your best. As you are paving the way for future ballerina's in a variety of ways.

  • The History of...Ballet

    "Dance is the hidden language of the soul."

    - Martha Graham

    Episode One

    A mini podcast designed to offer you some background on the history of ballet alongside audience participatory activities.

    Let us introduce you to our mini history podcast, where we'll present essential facts on ballet throughout.

    We'll also be reaching out to you directly to share some of your stories regarding 'The History Of...' through our social tags.

     

    Next time on 'Ballet I AM: The History Of...'

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like spending time with Louis the fourteenth?

     

    Interested in learning more about the vocabulary used in ballet? Looking to learn about the dances performed during the reign of Louis XIV? Then be sure to tune in soon for another episode on ‘The History Of… Ballet’, where we’ll look further into all things ballet that history had to offer.

  • At the movies: Film Review Corner

    Short reviews on films, television shows and documentaries that have made it on our 'Must Watch' list(s).

    Any suggestions for what we should review next?

    Be sure to tweet, tag or email us so that we can receive your responses.

    Happy watching!

    2018年3月7日 · Film Reviews
    Recently I watched the 1948 British drama film which was written, directed and produced by the powerhouse team consisting of Michael Powell and Emeric Press-burger known solely as 'The Archers' (a British filmmaking partnership'). An official synopsis of the film itself can be seen here [Source...
    2018年3月6日
    1. The views expressed and materials presented represent the personal views of the author and should not be taken to represent the opinions, policy, or views of the School of Media and Performing Arts, or of Coventry University, nor any of its employees or other students. The University assumes...
    Channel 4's 'Big Ballet' is as much 'necessary' in todays landscape, as much as is it controversial (in my opinion). This is because although it sets out to celebrate all body-types, at times it feels too fabricated and false in almost 'fat-shaming' those participating in Ballet. Which of-course...
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