Britain old ballet dancer Barbara Peters with age 80 has passed elite exam. She passes it after 58 years of her last exam. This great lady has been in the dancing field since she was 8 years old, enrolled in a ballet school.
This was actually a gift for her to receive when she passed the exam. Any ballet dancer in the world would be very excited if she receives this kind of honor. Moreover, she included her name in the record as the country oldest ballet dancer.
Barbara got this message from Royal Academy of Dance London at the evening of her birthday.
She added that she got thrilled when she received this text message, “You have become the country’s oldest ballet dancer and have passed the exam with merit”
She has also been associated with RAD for a lot of time and have touched with Dame Darcey Bussell and Dame Margot Fonteyn.
The text was 55 minutes long and this was happened after 58 years of her last ballet exam. The test was divided in three parts; character, free movement and classical. She said that the passing marks in the test were 55% but she got 67%. Mrs. Peters was involved in dancing since she was 2 years old, but she devoted herself to ballet lessons after she passed her first exam of ballet dancing at the age of 9. This was really a prestigious moment for the daughter of a mechanic when she got honor to make a place in Royal Academy of Dance. Due to lack of enough budget she couldn’t afford to fund of her course that’s why she had to earn while working in the buses as conductor. After she graduated in 1959 she became the owner of a dance school in Huddersfield where she was teaching to thousands of students.
She further explained that that she had passed all the exams at 1950s, but failed to pass the final grade six exam due to breakage of her arm.
She explicates that Ballet dancing has kept her body fit and she can easily hold her foot with 90 degrees for some time.
Michelle Groves who is director of training and education said that it’s really a fantastic achievement of her.
Her daughter Claire said that she really feels proud of her mom’s achievement
Lastly Mrs. Peters added that she will continue her efforts in future as well as grade eight exam is coming and she might consider to attend it.
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According to our Melodica teacher student do four major our mistakes when learning to play the piano. She explains her story and say that one of the most important thing that we ignore while learning piano is we skip all the old mistakes. At starting I just ignore a lot of things and I thought they are just unnecessary. Eventually, I got some bad habits that were really hard to get rid of in future.
Anyways, my suggestion is don’t do the same mistake I did but hopefully you take care of them.
First of all I didn’t give enough attention regarding how to sit while using a piano. However, now I realize that a posture or sitting method is one of the important things. Sitting too low or too high or even too far and too close may create lots of problems like backaches.
This is very easy to avoid all these mistakes if you take a few seconds to correct this issue. The first thing to note is to keep both of your feet parallel on the ground and keep in a comfortable position so that you will be able to balance a book or crown on your head.
The other mistake that I used to do is to learn as much as possible in one lesson or session; that usually ended with cramped fingers and also frustration.
In starting this is adequate to practice just for 10 minutes daily. Your muscles need to learn the new movements which is quite a tough job. Short practice daily is better that the long practice weekly.
Choosing the wrong fingering
Another big mistake that I didn’t pay enough attention to was the fingering. I wanted to learn as soon as possible and thus I used wrong fingers.
So, the point is when you are starting any new piece of thing, first try to learn which finger will used for which notes. So follow your pianist teachers as they have spent a lot of time while practicing a piano.
Putting the keyboard in a remote corner
May be you have heard the saying “Out of sight, out of mind” it also applies on piano too. So try to use your keyboard and don’t just put in the warddrobes or some cramped corners.
Keep your keyboard in a visible place where you can see it and try to make a separated place for your keyboard.
Hopefully, these steps will help you with a great journey of playing piano. If you are keen to learn more about music and dance try to visit our blog.
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This is just a saying that “Practice make a man perfect” but the new research says this just more than a proverb and it is right.
After the fMRI scans of brains this was proved that ballet dancers have more ability to learn things.
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- You will learn to focus:
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There are different opinions related to the pointe shoes. Some people says it should be used but some says to avoid. However, the Vicki Attard, who is also known as the queen of Ballet dance recommend it. After talking with her it is determined that whether these pointe shoes should be used or not.
Why to Use demi pointe Shoes
These demi pointe shoes have a strong leather outsole, that means it can create much more safety and resistance and it tends the dancer’s foot to work much harder. (more…)