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Interview: Ballet School

Written for The Skinny, November 2014

Rosie Blair, the vocalist and general mastermind behind Berlin’s avant-pop trio Ballet School, is relentless. Over the phone, her strong Northern Irish accent only emphasises the fact that she’s quick to swear and even quicker to laugh. 1,438 more words


Going On...

Two simple words heard routinely in the context of the ballet studio during the learning process. Implicit in them is the notion that you have internalized one phrase or movement sufficiently to move ahead to the next. 614 more words


Irish dance basics: The heel of the reel

The Paris Opera Ballet School celebrated over 300 years of dance tradition in 2013,  and I recently saw a lovely documentary focusing on the experience of young dancers starting out and doing an orientation of the company. 502 more words

Irish Dancing

Competition | Win a pair of tickets to see Ballet School at the Workman's Club

Win a chance to see synth-pop trio Ballet School live at the Workman’s Club this Friday night (November 21st).

This Friday night the band will take to the stage at the Workman’s club as they continue to tour their stellar debut album  139 more words


Ballet School interview - Q&A

Synth-pop trio Ballet School will play the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Friday, November 21st. The band took the time to speak to the Last Mixed Tape about their debut album  531 more words


Iceland Airwaves Day Three (11/7): Mafama, Ballet School, Moses Hightower (REVIEW)

Today was my favorite day since arriving in Iceland. I was able to sit down and interview members of the national hockey team and national rugby team… 480 more words