Welcome to Term 3!
Time for a news roundup! Term 3 started off on a high note. The medals and certificates from our recent Medal Tests and Senior Ballet Grades arrived during the school holidays and the students received these in class. Congratulations to all the students who sat exams! We also have some very exciting news - after months of fundraising, the first of our new mirrors has gone up in Studio B! A big thank you to everyone who donated, and especially to Alan Low Glazing for offering
Spotlight: Margot Fonteyn
Hi everyone! It's Spotlight Saturday, and, as promised, I'll be focusing on famous British ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn. Margot Fonteyn was born Margaret Evelyn Hookham on 18 May 1919, in Surrey, England. Fonteyn started ballet classes at the age of 6, but two years later her father found a job in China and moved his family there. Fonteyn lived in TianJin for six years, before moving to Shanghai, where she studied under a Russian immigrant, George Goncharov. Aiming to make b
Spotlight: Anna Pavlova
Hi everyone! Today, I'm introducing what I hope is going to become a regular feature - Spotlight Saturday. Every week I'll focus on a famous dancer, and we're starting off with arguably the most famous ballerina of all time - Anna Pavlova. Anna Pavlova was born 12 February, 1881 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She discovered her love for ballet at the age of 5, when her mother took her to see a production of The Sleeping Beauty, staged by the great choreographer Marius Petipa. Pav
Hi everyone! My name is Selene, and I'm a former student of Alison's Studio of Dance. On this blog, I'll be reporting studio news, posting photos and maybe videos (if I can get that to work!). You'll also find dance news from around the world, tips and tricks I've learnt over my years of dancing, and articles on famous dancers and the history of ballet! Alison's Studio of Dance has a busy year ahead - it's the 25th anniversary of the studio! I've got lots planned, so keep che