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Judith Espinosa, the fishermen’s wives and the waltz


As allegro was about to begin during a ballet class yesterday, I started to smirk thinking about something I’d read in Derek Parker’s fascinating book, The First 75 Years of the Academy, a brief history of the Royal Academy of Dance … Continue reading

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A little sensory history of ballet classes


A piece I wrote to conjure up the musical world of the Royal Academy of Dance when I was new to ballet, back in 1986. Call it a sensory history of a tiny corner of the ballet world of the time. Continue reading

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Ann Hogben


  This is December 22nd in my Dance Inpirations advent calendar 23 24 It was to Annie that David Wall sent me to pick up some tips about playing for class when I was floundering about hopelessly at the RAD … Continue reading

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