UK Dance Shows To See This Autumn / Winter 2023
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by Ballet Fusion
4M ago
    With the festive season just around the corner we thought we would share with you some wonderful winter shows and dance companies that are touring the UK to bring you joy. There is nothing more wonderful in our opinion than heading to the theatre. Getting dressed up, that feeling of excitement and of course that buzz you get when the lights go down and the music begins. This post highlights some up and coming shows that would make a great night out or perhaps if you know someone who loves dancing as much as you do, a fabulous Christmas gift?   Ballet Boyz - England On Fire ..read more
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The Origins of Ballet
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
7M ago
As you’ve probably guessed, ballet is our favourite dance genre here at Ballet Fusion. It might be yours too! But have you ever wondered where it all started? Read on to find out all about the origins of ballet. Where It Started  The origins of ballet date back to 15th century Italy. Noblemen and woman in Italian renaissance courts were often treated to lavish dance productions particularly for special events like weddings. The dancing and music added to the spectacle. The dancing masters of the time often taught the noblemen and women of the court the intricate steps and they became par ..read more
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Instructor Q&A - Get to know Rhea
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
9M ago
    She’s the founder of ballet fusion and she’s here to answer all the important questions - including ‘what’s your spirit animal?’ Let’s get to know Rhea… Where do you live? Greenwich, London. When did you first start dancing? When I was four. Who is your favourite dancer / fitness icon? Patrick Swayze & Jane Fonda   Which is your favourite style of dance? Ballet Which is your favourite Ballet Fusion class to teach? ABC, I always feel so happy, so much stronger and more powerful after the class.   Do you have a favourite ballet? So many! Can I have more than on ..read more
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Quick & Easy Energy Balls - Recipe
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
9M ago
    Are you always on the go running from job to job? If you are, you might want makE these YUMMY little energy balls. A little birdie tells me that Tara, one of our Ballet Fusion Instructors always has a small tupperware in her dance bag with a couple of these delicious sweet treats in for an instant pick-me-up. She, like others in the past has always snacked on a Nakd bar for convenience but since whipping up a batch or two of these Date & Nut Energy Balls her head may have been turned. They are much better value for money and can be made and stored in an airtight container in ..read more
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The Best Stretches to Relieve Tight Glutes
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
10M ago
    Doing glute stretches not only relieves tight and sore muscles but also has a helping hand in reducing muscle tightness in other areas too. Glute stretches can help reduce tightness and tension in your lower back and hips too. In fact they help to increase your flexibility and range and reduce the chance of injury.  Your glutes don’t just get a workout in your Ballet Fusion classes, they are constantly working hard. They keep us moving as we go about our daily lives and play a massive part in walking, climbing stairs or even just standing from sitting down. Your glutes are ..read more
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Simple & Healthy Date & Walnut Bites Recipe
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
1y ago
If you are in need of a little sweet fix either before or after your Ballet Fusion class, after lunch or perhaps dinner then these deliciously decadent date and walnut bites are sure to hit the spot. Refined sugar free and with only three natural ingredients they are easy to make and easier to eat. The recipe calls for Medjool Dates and peanut butter but really any pitted date and any nut butter will suffice.   Walnuts contain polyunsaturated fatty acids which are much healthier than saturated fats found commonly in a lot of processed snacks like cakes, biscuits, pastries and chocolate s ..read more
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About London’s Iconic Theatres
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
1y ago
    Every year we celebrate World Theatre Day, and this year we thought it would be fun to delve a little bit into the history of some of London’s most iconic theatres and find some interesting facts to celebrate. Here are our Ballet Fusion top five:   The Globe Theatre Did you know that The Globe Theatre is the only building in London allowed to have a thatched roof? Ever since The Great Fire of London in 1666 thatched roofs have been banned in the city for obvious reasons!   The Savoy Theatre Did you know that The Savoy Theatre was the first public building in the whol ..read more
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Our Top 10 Female Dancers of All Time
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
1y ago
    Happy International Women's Day to you all. We can’t think of a better time to celebrate and highlight the team at Ballet Fusion’s top 10 dancers of all time. In no particular order these female dancers have inspired your instructors at some point through their training and careers. We think they deserve a standing ovation.   Natalia Osipova Natalia Osipova is a Russian ballerina currently dancing with the Royal Ballet in London. She is one of the most charismatic and athletic dancers of our time. She takes the traditional and recognizes the role as her own. A truly except ..read more
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Why ballet is a great pre-natal exercise
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
1y ago
When you’re pregnant, there are so many unknowns, including questions around what types of exercises are safe. No matter what activity you choose, staying active during pregnancy may help physically prepare you for labour and delivery and can shorten postnatal recovery. That’s why it’s important to maintain an exercise regime for you and the baby (if you are able to) and a dance fusion class is great for any trimester - with your doctor’s OK. Barre workouts involve small, isolated movements helping to strengthen and tone, making it an ideal workout for most expecting women. The main benefits a ..read more
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UK Dance Shows To See This Year - Jan to April 23
Ballet Fusion
by Ballet Fusion
1y ago
    2023 is looking like a great year for dance shows across the UK. Here’s our pick of the top dance shows to see in the UK this SPRING.   Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty - touring until april 23 Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens, celebrating 10 years since it’s premier in London. Enter a wondrous world full of fairies and vampires. A timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down creating a supernatural love story. Touring Bradford, Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton, Canterbury, Norwich, Edinburgh & Newcastle upon Tyne. More info & tickets >> &nbs ..read more
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