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Happy International Children's Book Day!

2nd April is International Children’s Book Day!I love children’s books, and as a kid I read a load of ballet books, so, to celebrate, here is my top five favourite ballet books for children. 991 more words


Ollivander's Wand Shop and those Darn Drawstrings

Sitting here on the couch this evening, after telling BoyMowgli to tidy his exploding bookshelf for the eleventysevenbillionth time this weekend and thinking about watching the first Harry Potter movie one more time before bed (he’s read the whole series twice), I’m struck with a literature related ballet wonder.  296 more words

Something's wrong

There is something wrong with the pair of the flats on the left. To quote Rolf Harris, can you tell what it is yet? ;)


Day 79: Little Fairy

Another pretty little outfit for all of you.  This little strapless dress is one of the earliest I ever bought with the beautiful matching tie ballet shoes and the big fairy wings.   22 more words

Adventure 14 – Brownie Bear takes a ballet exam

I took my first ballet exam with a Brownie friend on Sunday 9th March.

I looked very smart in my ballet tutu and shoes, but didn’t quite manage to get my hair into a bun! 12 more words


How Ballet Pointe Shoes are Made

By Amy XU

Why ballerinas could stand stable with their pointes? The secret could be pointe shoes’ scientific design and delicate craft. Wondering how ballet shoes are made? 16 more words