Posts in category "Bloch"

  • Backstage with Bloch: Dusty Button

    In the second episode of the second season, Bec Hennessy chats with the black sheep of ballet, Dusty Button. Currently touring Australia and New Zealand with International Ballet Workshops, Dusty talks about her impressive career, what sets her apart and reveals her tips on turning.

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  • Introducing the Bloch Ambassadors of the Queensland Ballet

    To celebrate our new partnership with Queensland Ballet, Bloch is delighted to announce our Ambassadors, Laura Hidalgo and Vito Bernasconi. Throughout their ambassadorship we will get to know more about these talented artists as we get unparallelled access to their world inside Queensland Ballet. Stay tuned.

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  • Backstage with Bloch: Tom Elphick

    Our new presenter Bec Hennessy sits down with Tom Elphick. Tom talks about his dance career, the accident that changed his life, and the work he does with the Dancers' Directive. Hear how Tom has fought against the odds and made his inspirational recovery in our Season 2 première

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  • Backstage with Bloch: Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD

    In this episode, Jonathan is fortunate enough to sit down and talk to Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD, an icon in the Australian dance arena with a career spanning over six decades. She danced with The Borovansky Ballet (now The Australian Ballet), was a Principal dancer with Ballet Rambert in London and starred in Australian television. Audrey even has an award named after her; the Royal Academy of Dance Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD Grade Awards 2016 (VICTORIA). She is a ballerina, teacher, mentor, performer, mother, grandmother, and one truly exceptional woman.

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  • Balletomane: Pointe Shoe Paradise

    Is there any more fascinating tool of the trade than a pair of fairy-floss-pink satin pointe shoes? And if one pair is fascinating, a whole room stacked with rows of them is positively jaw-dropping. When we run tours of the Primrose Potter Ballet Centre, our Melbourne HQ, we love watching eyes widen as our guests step inside the pointe shoe room.

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  • Backstage with Bloch: Shaun Andrews

    Jonathan talks to Corps de Ballet dancer with The Australian Ballet, Shaun Andrews in episode five of ‘Backstage with Bloch’. On the steps of the Opera House’s South Foyer, the boys talk growing up as a male dancer while delving into Shaun’s life leading up to The Australian Ballet and beyond.

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  • Meet the Team - Radim Kafka

    As our newly appointed Store Manager of our Sydney flagship store, Radim holds great knowledge, insight and first hand professional experience in the field of performing arts, in particular ballet and dance. Radim is looking forward to bringing all of these attributes and prior knowledge, along with his reliability, patience, team work and positive attitude to his new role. Make sure to say hello to him next time you visit in store.

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  • Strength & Conditioning Exercises for Pointe Work

    You've been assessed for being ready for pointe work and been fitted for and received your very first pair of pointe shoes - how exciting! However, the last thing you want to end up with is an injury so before you rush into testing them out, a word of warning: take it slowly and carefully and definitely under teaching supervision. There are a range of strength and conditioning exercises you can do on a regular basis to prepare and maintain your body and feet for optimal health, safety and readiness.

    Posted on Bloch, Education, Health & Fitness

  • Backstage with Bloch: Mia Michaels

    During Mia Michaels' workshop tour in Australia, Jonathan caught up with the choreographer and director best known for her work on So You Think You Can Dance. The 3-time Emmy award winner spoke of her desire to bring dance to the masses and her admiration for Australian dancers. Her life has gone full circle from choreographer to teacher, find out how she keeps the balance in our latest episode.

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  • Back to Dance Checklist

    Follow this Back to Dance checklist to take the hassle out of buying the right dancewear for your child's first ballet, jazz or tap class.

    Posted on Bloch, Dance, Education, Fashion

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