Wootton Bassett School of Dance

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Street, Zumba ...

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LOADS OF DANCE LINKS - Click, learn and enjoy

NEW TO BALLET?

Here's a complete ballet dictionary, with QUICKTIME videos of the ballet moves, to help you catch up.

NOTE: Where Pointe (tippy tippy toes) are used, just go tip-toes!  Pointe is for the experts!

Rio Ferdinand 

- Manchester United and England.won a five-year scholarship to the Central School of Ballet before he took up a career in football 

 

Where can I buy FOOTUNDEEZ? (protects feet for barefoot dance) ...HERE (+P&P )  A few dance suppliers are also now listing them on eBay, and also Bloch foot thongs.


YOUNG DANCERS

- At last!!! a dance website dedicated to teenage dancers

 The Main ISTD website  with loads of useful links, including websites for dozens of different dance styles - worth reading if you're practicing for exams or festivals.

There's a link to

 FACEBOOK

On the front page, but you can also join the FRIENDS of Wootton Bassett School of Dance


 Too . . . WHAT . . . for Ballet?

a video by Anaheim Ballet


 BLAST DANCE BBC information site

V&A

HISTORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

VIDEO CLIPS!

Opens onto the London Dance web page where you can select which video to view. For older computers, select the small size downloads.

 Dance Books

A London-based source of books, CDs, DVDs & videos and sheet music on all forms of dance.

 THE BRITISH AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FESTIVALS FOR MUSIC, DANCE & SPEECH 

Where all the UK festivals are.

MORE VIDEO CLIPS

These ones are from OffJazz Dance World 

tap dance 

Medals, Trophies and Ribbons. (Add V.A.T.) Budget to prestige.


All Sports Awards.co.uk

 The NHS recommends

DANCE


for fitness

and wellbeing

Our Audience Etiquette link has broken.  However, audience etiquette can be summed up as:

  • absolutely no talking during a performance. 
  • Arrive on time and, if possible, stay in your seat.
  • Cheering and clapping is wonderful - but don't cheer at a competitive festival for children unless you cheer them all.

http://www.dans-ez.com/ Dancewear etc..
http://www.terralec.co.uk/ Sound, Lighting, Instruments. Not over interesting for most of us BUT owns:
http://www.props4shows.co.uk/ Useful for obscure props for character/national dances.
Links recommended by A. Burois

 

 BALLET DICTIONARY know your emboité from your entrechat.

H E L P !

BALLET: POSITIONS OF THE BODY - CLEARLY DRAWN IMAGES

Need VIDEO?  Help from YouTube!

 Where does Ballet come from?

Who was Cecchetti?

 WORLD 

HIPHOP DANCE

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS 


 A couple of basic information websites: BALLET.CO    cyberdance.org

 

afro-brazilian dance

Answers for Dancers, on all aspects of vocational dance provision to students, parents, teachers dance artists and employers.

The Ballet Site

This site has a ballet message board and a blog. Message boards are fun, as you can start your own conversation threads and keep them going.

 FABRICLAND.CO.UK
Not a dance link, but a website full of excellent value fabrics available by telephone order (scroll to bottom of home page for fabric sections) or make a trip to one of their stores. They will send samples.

 Dance Talent Shows

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - BBC

 GOT TO DANCE - SKY

NATIONAL COSTUMES (or even costumes generally!)  This is a link-based site that seems to have just about everything (including some dead links, unfortunately).
See also THIS LINK.

ARTICLE 19
Online contemporary dance magazine

 Associated

Tap Dancers

- for adults who tap for fun!

Dance Dynamic Magazine

Dance Magazine .com

DanceSpirit Magazine (U.S.)

The Stage Magazine

 CONTEMPORARY DANCE BASICS

From an American Dance School 

RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE  from http://www.barynya.com/
15 min VIDEO.

(low def!)

TURN YOUR BEDROOM INTO A DANCE STUDIO! *** Mirror-on-a-roll is flexible vinyl mirror (inexpensive) that sticks to a smooth wall. Cut to size. Reflection quality is less than glass, but fine for checking out dance positions!

Or acrylic: high quality, shatterproof mirrors (not suitable for conservatories - too hot!).

 


Let's Dance 9

YouTube Video

Created by Wootton Bassett School of Dance Senior "Stivjade"

What is Contemporary Dance?

YOU TUBE VIDEO LINK

Northern School of Contemporary Dance