Ballet at the Beach

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On a day like today it’s easy to forget it is winter in Australia.

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With cloudless blue skies, sunshine & barely a sweater needed – it’s pretty hard to comprehend that I’m going skiing this weekend & will be surrounded by snow.

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However I’m not one to limit my beach visits just to the summer. There is something so refreshing about being rugged up and walking along a beach when a gale is blowing with the waves that are stormy & wild. Most weekends you will find me at the beach…rain, hail or shine.

4 new__D3S_8989-Nigel flemming_cropSo naturally when 2 of my favourite things are combined I’m a definite fan. The beach & ballet. Sigh.

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I remember as a kid running along the sand and doing split leaps in the air. Something about that wide expanse that just makes you want to break out in a run & leap & twirl & move.

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I might get some strange looks if I did that these days but isn’t it true that we should dance like no-one’s watching?

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If you are a fan of ballet why not join us for a Ballet Workshop with professional ballerina Rhiain Fernie. She is in Australia after completing training in New York before she heading back to the US to join the America’s premier Christian ballet company, “Ballet Magnificat!”

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We have just 2 weeks left to learn from this amazing ballet teacher -adults & teens of all levels welcome – Mondays 7.45pm at Balcombe Heights (Baulkham Hills).

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We also have a Dance Photography Competition running so start clicking & send your entries in to win some great prizes.

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11_Australian Ballet Jubilee by Will Davidson for Vogue Australia November 2012 - 'Heavenly Creatures'Photographed by Will Davidson for Vogue Australia November issue 2012, the above is from a series called ‘Heavenly Creatures’ which features the Australian Ballet celebrating 50 years.

12_Japanese ballerina Yume Okano, a YAGP finalist and currently student at the John Cranko ballet school in Stuttgart, jumping on the beach in Okinawa, Japan. Her mother took this photo.Japanese ballerina Yume Okano (above), a YAGP finalist and currently student at the John Cranko ballet school in Stuttgart, jumping on the beach in Okinawa, Japan. Her mother took this photo.

13_beach_ballet_2_by_dgphotographyjax-d52xpes14_e5869253ab1cf692d2c64764fb654b6f16_Shell Beach California {Denver Colorado Ballet Photographer}17_Bradley Dunlap, 26, Corps de Ballet member, with the Miami City Ballet. From September through May his schedule consists of 6-hour rehearsal days and four performance weekends, six days a weekBradley Dunlap (above), 26, Corps de Ballet member, with the Miami City Ballet. From September through May his schedule consists of 6-hour rehearsal days and four performance weekends, six days a week.

18_Beach Ballet Annie DeanAbove dancer: Annie Dean

19_balletgirl220_IMG_029722_Beach Party 381-2_Andris Toppe (Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and Choreographer for famous skating team Torvill & Dean.)Andris Toppe (above) of the Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and Choreographer for famous skating team Torvill & Dean.

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