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BALLERINA OF THE MONTH October 2018

Written by
Amarjeet Pawar. October 20, 2018

It’s kind of ironic, this month of October; we celebrated Dussehra, the festival that epitomises the defeat of the gods over demons and then as a recent contemporary import from the West, there are parties in the urban centres across the country inviting youngsters to revel in the jollification that is Halloween, a festival where we dress up as ghosts, demons, witches and what not! Natalie Portman’s ebony feathered costume from the ballerina movie, Black Swan, will make one amazing Halloween costume for sure! A few thousand miles away in Germany, there’s the merrymaking in the spirit of the October Beer Fest! .....Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH September 2018

Written by
Amarjeet Pawar. September 28, 2018

The month of September is an eventful one. We celebrate with gusto the birth of Lord Krishna and then we set the carpet rolling to welcome Ganeshji for his annual vacations in India. The atmosphere is pulsating with enthusiasm and fervour, and we here at LDAB can’t help but have this celebratory energy rub off on us. ......Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH August 2018

Written by
Amarjeet Pawar. august 30, 2018

Congratulations to the August Ballerina of the Month - Anoushka Naik. A graceful ballerina who displays exceptional commitment to her passion. Watch this video to know more about her.

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH JULY 2018

Written by
Amarjeet Pawar. July 30, 2018

As the torrential rains lash our city, creating potholes on the roads and the muddy waters overflow through the ill-equipped drainage systems, our romanticised notions of the rainy season slowly turn to those of sheer inconvenience. However, as the proverbial silver lining to every dark cloud, we at LDAB come like a ray of hopeful sunshine to brighten up your day as we crown Anshika Rath as the “Ballerina of the Month” for July 2018......Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH JUNE 2018

Written by
Amarjeet Pawar. June 30, 2018

The rains have arrived, quenching the thirst of the scorched earth, rejuvenating the life all around us and ushering in an exciting new season. We here at LDAB welcome our students to the new term, after our much deserved season break. We continue with our beloved traditions whilst looking forward to all that is in store this year for our students. ....Continue reading

SUPERHEROES WITHOUT CAPES

Written by
Neha Suhjani. May 13, 2018

We’ve decided to turn the spotlight away from our beautiful and talented ballet students and instead focus on The Ballet Parents. I talked to a few of them who shared their insights on what it really takes to be one. Swapna Deshpande, an Engineer at Cyient Technologies and mother to 10-year-old Ananya, circles down on time commitment...Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH APRIL 2018

Written by
Neha Suhjani. April 30, 2018

As we prepare ourselves to bear the warmer temperatures this summer season, there’s some refreshing news for all our readers: Dia Anand has been crowned the Ballerina of the Month for April 2018. Dia with her striking almond shaped and ebony coloured eyes is a young 9-year-old ballerina, training at LDAB since August 2017. As...Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH MARCH 2018

Written by
Neha Suhjani. April 28, 2018

Meet the ballerina of the month for March 2018 - Baruni Patil. Baruni exemplifies dedication, passion and hard work. She inspires many with her love for ballet and her graceful demeanour. Join us in congratulating Baruni for winning this coveted title.Watch Video

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2018

Written by
Neha Suhjani. February 28, 2018

We’ve already reached the end of the second month of 2018 and as always, we’re elated to announce that the Ballerina of the Month for February is Varnika Kothari. Varnika, a shy and soft-spoken ten-year-old, has an endearing smile on her face as we sit down to talk to her about her journey as a...Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2018

Written by
Neha Suhjani. January 31, 2018

Devyani Poduval, a very talented and hardworking student of LDAB, is the first Ballerina of the month this new year. She is extremely happy to have won the title, saying, it takes a lot of effort and consistency to become one. Devyani always wanted to learn ballet and her parents were in search of...Continue reading

‘ONCE UPON A TIME’: MY REFLECTIONS OF A MAGICAL NIGHT

Written by
keerat Kaur. January 13, 2018

Anxiety-ridden parents queued up outside, flashes of glitter and sequins competed with the pitter patter of tiny feet as young ballerinas scrambled across the stage, there was a palpable sense of excitement lining the air and soon it was showtime… I’ve known Neha for a while and I know her to be extremely passionate...Continue reading

NOVEMBER BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. December 1, 2017

Asmi Babbar, a highly dedicated student of LDAB wins the coveted title of Ballerina of the Month for November 2017. Her display of passion and love for ballet sets an example for others to follow. Here's a peek into the life of a girl who is staunchly devoted to the dance form she loves. Watch Video

OCTOBER BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. October 31, 2017

Just like October brings a graceful conclusion to autumn, Ishita Shah also closed the season tastefully by winning the title of “Ballerina of the Month”. Considerate and fun loving by nature, she has assiduously infused focus in herself when it comes to ballet. Her family was extremely thrilled on learning of her newest... Continue reading

SEPTEMBER BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. September 30, 2017

“Untiring. Benevolent. Tender.” That is how Aanshi Bhavsar, the Ballerina of the Month for September describes herself. Her face was a picture of bliss and euphoria upon learning that she had won the coveted title at Les Danseuses Academy of Ballet. One could sense that from this point onward, her motivation had doubled for... Continue reading

AUGUST BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. September 1, 2017

LDAB is proud to announce IRA PAWAR as the August Ballerina of the Month. A young girl of only 9, Ira has earned this title after several months of hard work and dedication. Take a glimpse into her journey as a ballerina so far in the video.Watch Video

JULY BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. July 31, 2017

We wish Ilisha Shah heartiest congratulations on winning the title of Ballerina of the Month for July. A remarkably dedicated and devoted ballerina of the Academy, she is also one of the most friendly and kind-hearted student. Ilisha was overjoyed when she was selected as the Ballerina of the month and quoted: “I had been...Continue reading

BOYS IN BALLET

Written by
Neha Suhjani. July 15, 2017

Ballet is a physical and athletic activity requiring great skill, strength, and agility. “Skill, strength, and agility” sound like the traits of a young energetic boy ….so, where are they? In today’s world, most of us don’t picture boys dancing in tight pants and tutus, and mostly think of ballet being a feminine dance form...Continue reading

JUNE BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. June 30, 2017

Meet Ballerina of the Month – Tanishka Shroff Tanishka Shroff is one of the most hard working and dedicated students of LDAB, who has shown tremendous growth and progress in her first year as a ballet dancer. Her excitement at...Continue reading

PERFORMER OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. May 1, 2017

Just like the season of spring brings a invigorating change in our lives, so did the month of April for the LDAB ballerinas as they stepped out of their ballet shoes to be introduced to world of theatre, singing and jazz dancing in the musical summer camp. While all the kids were equally zealous and...Continue reading

SUMMERTIME BALLET

Written by
Neha Suhjani. April 20, 2017

Summer has arrived and we have an offbeat way for you to spend those long summer hours. Here's a collection of the finest and critically acclaimed ballet movies and shows, which both ballet parents and kids can enjoy together. Barbie In The Nutcracker Barbie plays Clara, the heroine from the Nutcracker, who falls asleep on...Continue reading

MARCH BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. April 2, 2017

The title of Ballerina of the month for March goes to Ananya Deshpande, a highly committed stalwart of ballet. Her unfaltering and exceptional commitment in the class can only be termed as exemplary. Watch the video to find out more about her. Take a glance into her life and journey as a ballerina by watching...Continue reading

FEBRUARY BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. March 1, 2017

The Ballerina of the Month for February is one of our newest and very talented students Meher Bijlani. She has been learning ballet since 2 months at LDAB and has shown tremendous growth and dedication. Her affinity towards ballet and the keen interest she showed in learning it prompted her parents to enroll her in...Continue reading

OVERSTRETCHING – HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. February 10, 2017

Many dance teachers, concerned parents and health professionals are struggling with what they see going on in the dance world, especially online. Every day we are seeing images of young kids stretching inhumanely which tends to inspire girls with ballet dreams. But is it safe? Recent studies show how ignorant teachers can cause the children...Continue reading

BALLERINA OF THE MONTH

Written by
Neha Suhjani. February 1, 2017

We would like to congratulate Riva Parmar - Our Ballerina of The Month. A sweet girl of eight, she has progressed incredibly within a year and a half. Her hard work and dedication towards ballet is commendable. She embraces ballet as a challenge and inspiration to do better than the rest. When asked why she joined...Continue reading