TDCI Hartlepool ballet championships

TDCI Hartlepool ballet championships

Well what an exciting weekend I had. Daniel Donaldson Todd brought the TDCI championships to Hartlepool in North East England. The venue was the new #Manoraacademy school which has only recently opened. It had excellent facilities and tiered seating so the audience...
Young Male Ballet tunics

Young Male Ballet tunics

It makes a change when I get young male ballet dancers to fit for tunics.  This sensational young man is at Championship level in the UK. I used the tunic pattern from www.tutusthatdance.com . which is a fuly lined and structured tunic. designed with ballet in mind to...
Dancing after Injury

Dancing after Injury

A young lady came for a custom fitted structured ballet tutu a few months ago.  At the initial booking in session, we discussed her specified choice of colours and requests for bronze and gold shadeswith the design flowing from the bodice to the edge of the skirt. As...
Tutu Tuition

Tutu Tuition

For anyone wanting to learn how to make ballet tutus, I would always promote attending the fabulous tutu training seminars run by Suzanne from TutusThatDance.com  held in October in Nottingham, England.  However I am aware that the course doesn’t suit some...
UK Tutu Makers

UK Tutu Makers

In the UK we have some fabulous Classical tutu makers. Many work tirelessly behind the scenes creating the stunning bespoke outfits which our young dancers wear at festivals and championships. It is amazing the number of contacts which we have all had and the customer...
Ballet head dress

Ballet head dress

Classical ballet dancers are required to be perfectly groomed.  Usually that means all hair scraped back from the face and neck to show the kneckline and shoulder positioning.  The hair positioned in a smooth bun at the back of the head.   Although examiners and...