Posts in category "Bloch"

  • 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.

    Posted on Bloch

  • 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.

    Posted on Bloch, Dance

  • 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.

    Posted on Bloch, People

  • 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.

    Posted on Bloch

  • 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

  • Parent Guide: Getting Dance Ready

    Let Bloch help you prepare for your child's first dance class, from buying the right dance shoes to wearing the right dancewear.

    Posted on Bloch, Books, Dance, Education, People

  • Backstage with Bloch: Jemma Beckett

    In our 3rd installment of Backstage with Bloch, Jonathan caught up with Bloch friend and Moulin Rouge dancer Jemma Beckett. Currently living in Paris, the 'City of Lights', Jemma has been performing as a soloist in the Moulin Rouge's show Feerie. Growing up with aspirations to be a professional ballet dancer find out how her career took a different turn and she become a part of the most iconic cabaret show in the world.

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  • Claudia's Top Tips for a Successful Dance Concert

    The Annual End of Year Concert marks a significant date on the dancer's calendar. From first timers to seasoned performers the concert is always an exciting moment to look forward to. All your hard work, dedication and passion throughout the year is showcased in this one performance in front of your family and friends.

    Posted on Bloch, Dance

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