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The reason why I want to choreograph my own solo 
10:18pm 29/01/2016
  My dance studio is quite questionable... and my teachers aren't really good at making up dances for solos.

I was watching the other girls solos and one of them wasn't even dancing. She was tumbling the whole entire time.

And that's the thing with my dance studio. They focus so much on tricks and tumbling that they forget that most of the people in the dance studio look like the hate dancing. Dance should be about dance and emotion. Technique matters, but so does artistry and musicality.

And that's the reason why I decided I would make my own solo this Spring Recital because I'm fed up with the studio just putting a ton of tricks in a dance but not any actual dance.

And I don't want to look like I hate dancing, cause I don't hate it. I love it so much, and I want to dance like nobody is watching.

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New community / Nouvelle communauté 
11:43pm 05/03/2012
  Dear friends ! 

We have opened a new community dedicated to the life and work of the ballerine Anastasia Volochkova - volotchkova_fr The community is mainly in French, but other languages are more than welcome! Join us if you wish!

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Chers amis !

Nous avons créé une nouvelle communauté consacrée à la vie et l'oeuvre de la danseuse étoile Anastassia Volotchkova - volotchkova_f La communauté est, en pricipe, francophone, mais toutes les autres langues sont les bienvenues aussi. Rejoignez-nous si cela vous dit.

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Дорогие друзья!
Открыто новое сообшество, посвящённое светской жизни и творческой деятельности балерины Анастасии Волочковой - volotchkova_fr Сообщество задумано на французском языке, но принятие участия на других языках тоже приветствуется. Присоединяйтесь.  

Театр модерн - танца "1861". 27 мая 2011 
02:57am 16/10/2011
  В нашем маленьком городишке Шелехове каждую весну случается яркое событие - отчетный концерт театра модерн-танца "1861". Вообще, изначально, в 1996 году, был основан "Крепостной балет", который позже перебрался в Питер вместе со своей создательницей Еленой Прокопьевой, но уехали не все и наш театр теперь живет своей жизнью, носит название "1861" и управляет им Наталья Дивисенко.

Серые бетонные стены, прожектора, льющие свет на сцену, моменты, скрытые от глаз зрителей.. Было решено снимать снимать со сцены...

Добро пожаловать на концерт, взгляд из-за кулис:


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Dancers, UK 
08:15pm 21/01/2010

Does anyone attend ballet classes in the UK?

I am looking to get back into it after a lull!

Thanks in advance!

x-posted, sorry!

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01:30pm 26/09/2009
   A few days ago, I went and saw The Phantom of the Opera. It is my favorite movie, and I finally got to see the stage version for my birthday. It was amazing! I was really enthralled by the ballet chorus. I loved the costumes they wore for the majority of the play. The one's that were white with a buttoned-up bodice, and a fluffy tutu. Has anyone seen the show recently, and knows which one I'm talking about? They were definitely inspired by Edgar Degas painting, and were beyond beautiful. Does anyone know where I could find a costume similar to those? Thank you (:  

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10:23am 06/07/2009
  Hey everyone,

I'm Loz, and I just joined. Ive done 4 years of ballet, however after a 6 month break Im trying to get back into it at 18 (developed anorexia and was pulled out of ballet for recovery).

Any way, I have a question. It was really depressing going back to dancing and discovering how much my technique had slipped, while others I used to be better than had gotten so much better. What are some daily exercises I can do to help me get my technique back? Im looking to get back into it asap, trying to get back en pointe and regain my stregnth so I can start variations again.

Any help, tips, advice, encouragment are greatly appreciated! 

Thanks in advance, and its lovely to meet you all =D

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Diaghilev's 'Russian Seasons' In Paris 
03:38pm 23/06/2009
  One hundred years ago this month impresario Sergei Diaghilev presided in Paris over the first of his 'Russian Seasons', the results of which were to cause one of the most profound revolutions ever in the world of dance. The 'Russian Seasons' have brought Russian culture to the attention of everyone.

Ballet companies all around the world are marking this anniversary with festivals and special performances. This month Diaghilev’s troupe is back to Paris!


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Don't forget! The Secret Garden Ballet this Sat 
12:26pm 05/06/2009

The Secret Garden

An Original Ballet by Sarah Rigles

June 6th at 2:30 and 7:00 PM

St Mary’s Academy

1615 SW 5th Avenue

Portland, Oregon

If you're in town, you won't want to miss this performance! Featuring professional-​level students with dazzling costumes & sets.

(I will be playing the role of Mary's uncle, Lord Craven.)


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Russian Ballerina Ekaterina Maximova Dies At 70 
05:43pm 29/04/2009
  Ekaterina Maximova, a legendary Bolshoi Theatre ballerina and Soviet-era dance superstar, died on Tuesday at her home in Moscow, at age 70. The ballerina joined the Bolshoi right from school in 1958 and danced at the company for nearly 30 years. She took part in the Bolshoi's landmark debut tour of the United States in 1959.

Maximova won over audiences in many of the troupe's grand-scale productions of the 1960s and 1970s, dancing such key roles as Phrygia in Spartacus, Masha in The Nutcracker and the lead in Giselle. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev offered the Bolshoi his condolences on the loss of the dancer, who had been named a People's Artist of the Soviet Union - a top cultural honour - in 1973.


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04:33pm 24/03/2009
  I am looking for interesting films about ballet. I am mostly interested in dramatic works rather than documentaries, but a good documentary that gets behind the scenes might work for me too. I've seen The Red Shoes, Center Stage 2, and I am watching The Company. Even something merely set at a ballet company or school is interesting to me.

I've searched around imdb and amazon, here’s what I have found so far:

The Turning Point [sounds too depressing; I think I saw a parody of it once]
[these three are all by the same director]

Nijinsky: From the Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2002) [a different flick]
White Nights
Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet


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j'aime ballet. 
11:39am 17/02/2009
   Hi, I'm new to this community. I am fifteen, and have been dancing for eleven years. I have mostly been taking jazz, with a little bit of ballet basics. This year I joined a full out ballet class, and I fell in love with it. I think it is so beautiful, relaxing, and fun. I hope to get on toe soon, but I am very content with it right now. Just wanted to see what other people love ballet as much as I do (:  

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oh the irony,,, 
02:18pm 10/01/2009
  I can't believe how sore I get when I DON'T work out! I need to have class at least twice a week or I start feeling crippled....  

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09:35am 22/12/2008
  Here's a bit of inspiration-
A pas de deux with dancers missing an arm and a leg:


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pointe shoes 
05:49pm 03/11/2008
  Hello, I was wondering if you all could say what pointe shoes you find most comfortable? I know they're not exactly the most comfortable things as it is, but I was wondering if there are any that you guys find to be better than others. Thanks!  

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11:08pm 02/11/2008
mood: complacent
Hello there,
I'm 19 and have been dancing for 17 years.  15 in a studio and 2 on my own now that I'm in college.  Despite the fact that I've been doing ballet practically since I learned to walk I am no longer an "active" dancer.  I have joint problems and can no longer keep up in a studio setting.  I still like to break out the pointe shoes or ballet slippers from time to time,  though.  Makes me feel whole again, since when I'm not dancing it feels like a part of me is missing.  I'm mostly just here to discuss because I miss dance since, as I said, I'm no longer able to dance in a studio. 
Anyway, since I'm new I just thought I'd say hi.  I look forward to getting to know the people here.
Blessed be,

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11:45am 14/10/2008
mood: cheerful
hi my name is angie and im 18 and new to ballet but i love it so much, my teacher said i have the potential to make it into a ballet company if i try hard,but i wanted to introduce myself and say hi hopefully i can meet some people who have the same love for ballet as me:)

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09:36am 12/10/2008


Holiday Tradition Continues with Aspiring Ballet Professionals -

WHAT: With Sugar Plum Fairy, Candy Canes and Arabian Princesses, the highly acclaimed Classical Ballet Academy’s 2008 production of The Nutcracker is back for the fourth consecutive year to delight family audiences. Danced by pre-professional CBA students from throughout the greater Portland metro area, the sell-out production includes professional costumes, extravagant sets, fresh choreography and a few surprises.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6th 2:30 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m. evening performance Sunday, Dec. 7th 2:30 p.m. matinee

WHERE: St. Mary’s Academy Theater 1615 SW 5th Avenue Downtown Portland, OR

TICKETS: Tickets are available online at www.classicalballet.net. Prices are $10 for seniors 65 and over and children under 9; and $15 for youth and adults. Tickets will also be available at Classical Ballet Academy, 7970 SE Milwaukie Avenue, located in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. See website for times. Remaining tickets will be available at the theater the day of the performances.

ABOUT CBA: Unlike other Nutcracker productions, CBA’s performance showcases over 175 student dancers and is a training ground for aspiring ballet professionals. For more information about The Nutcracker and ballet classes at Classical Ballet Academy browse our site or call (503) 890.6101.

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07:58am 21/08/2008
Portland Parks & Recreation Dept has paid me to use my ballet photography!


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Seeking a ballet dancer 
09:35pm 13/06/2008
  Dear Balletdancers,

i'm looking for a classical Ballet dancer to compliment my fashionshow.
It is in the netherlands, so i hope dutch balletdancers are here to find!

I had an arrangement for another act, but this fell thru.
I cannot give much in return, it is my first fashion show and i'm a new company for historical costumes and accesoires.

The song on wich you need to perform is modern, the themesong form Reqiuem for a dream from the Kronos Quartet.

For further information and aplication,please email me:

I hope this post is apropiate,if not,feel free to delete!

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06:45am 03/06/2008
  Hi all-

Thought you might enjoy some quick youtubes of our studio's spring performance:


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