From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Sparkling Treacle: Two Sides of The Royal Ballet

by DaveTriesBallet September 28, 2011

I’m slightly to ashamed to say that Saturday was my first trip to see the Royal Ballet. Now I’m back in the UK, you can be assured it won’t be my last. Not by a long shot. So what did I chose for my inaugural viewing of one of the world’s greatest dance companies? Well […]

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Second First Day of Class!

by DaveTriesBallet September 20, 2011

What a difference a year makes. Or then again, maybe not… Pretty much exactly this time last year I was getting ready for my first ever Ballet class at Princeton with Douglas Martin, former principal with the Joffrey Ballet and an amazing teacher. I was rather nervous but also really excited and it went great – class […]

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DTB’s Guide To Seeing A Ballet

by DaveTriesBallet September 19, 2011

When I went to watch my first ‘proper’ Ballet last year I’m not ashamed to admit I was kind of scared. Don’t get me wrong, I was also really excited, but there was also something slightly intimidating about the whole experience. Now one year (and many Ballets!) down the line I feel a lot more comfortable going […]

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Ballet DIY: Make your own shorts!

by DaveTriesBallet September 13, 2011

I’ve had a pair of tights on my Ballet shelf for ages that I’ve only worn a couple of times and don’t particularly like. I think they are Sanchas (the label has been cut off) and they’re a bit thicker than I like (I normally use Capezios). So I had a brainwave – let’s make […]

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