OK, so I know no one has heard of Nicholas Johnson – but he was one of my favourite dancers in my youth, and I recently learned that he died in 2007, at the age of only 59. In trying to find out more about his life, I was a …
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I’m a big fan of Lisa Howell’s Perfect Pointe Book, and not just for pointe work. Who doesn’t want a more beautifully arched foot, stronger turnout, and better balance? All these things are vital for pointe work, but will benefit your other dancing as well – and you’ll find exercises to achieve all of them [...]
It may come as a surprise, but my favorite pointe shoes aren’t shoes I would ever dance in. They’re a very precious pair of old pointe shoes, given to me when I was a child by Royal Ballet principal Brenda Last. She gave them to me when the Royal Ballet came to our town. It [...]
Annelise Johnson asks I have a pair of these shoes and absolutely adore them, however I’ve had them far to long; they are now soft and need replacing. The stockist I used before no longer sells them and I’m struggling to find a pair. I’m a uk7 and it says 9C on the bottom. Any [...]
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I love this DVD! I’m sure I’m not the only dancer who’s been told that to really master the various Arabic rhythms, there’s no better way than learning the drum. The trouble is, I already spend far too much on belly dancing classes and costumes – you want me to buy a doumbek and pay for drum lessons as well??!… Read more →