Tag Archives: Ballet

Back to school – autumn is here!

Schools in the performance / arts communities are reopening in Malta and this is such a relief. Although children have to wear masks, which can be a bit difficult when the activity involves strenuous exercise, it is always better than not being able to continue with tuition at all. At The Ballet Shop, we have stocked up for all forms of dancewear for different forms of dance, but remember that if you have a uniform requirement for a particular school, Read More...

Bouncing Back – Life after COVID-19

I have not written here in a while, the confines of trying to keep busy during the last one and a half years while locked inside having driven me crazy. My COVID journey was long. Less than one week into the dreaded limited human contact (not a full lockdown but schools and offices and everything else, were closed on 17 March 2020), I fell of my bicycle and went into 6 weeks of using a steel brace and crutches as Read More...

The Ballet Shop turns 21!

I recall, many years ago, it was approaching the end of term that I was discussing the cost of pointe shoes then and my then-partner said: “Why don’t you try importing your own?” This was before ebay, or any other form of market place, and internet sales (websites) had not even been thought of. So I started looking around, and sending enquiries, until I got a response from Sansha. My ballet teacher at the time, Nina Winter (Zammit) suggested that Sansha Read More...

COVID and the Arts

A year has passed since COVID has hit the island here in Malta. We followed suit after a number of countries did. The arts were among the biggest sectors to suffer – dance not being the least.  We’ve not only had theatres close, but dance and other performing arts schools were closed, alongside ‘contact sports’. Recent articles have attempted to justify the lack of business sense, giving little recognition to the artists’ needs to express themselves. So far, we have only Read More...

Our Bargain Box!

Stocks come, and stocks go, and we are constantly clearing our shelves! That’s why, alongside our Bargains Corner, wThe Ballet Shope have a Bargain Box, full of goodies that are end-of line or that we have decided to clear. We have anything from leotards, to shoes and skirts. Life isn’t just about uniforms in the dance world. Stock up with items from our bargain box – that way, you will always have that extra dance item to be a little different Read More...

Opening Times to start the Scholastic Term

We all know how busy it gets with the beginning of the new scholastic term.  Not only do mums and dads have to buy the new stuff for school, or students get their gear together, for school, college or university, but one has to plan  the purchase of new things that may be required for the new scholastic dance term. This year you can opt to beat the queues by ordering online and simply collecting, especially if you are sure Read More...

Preparing for the new scholastic year

August is drawing to a close and we are now preparing for the scholastic year 2017/2018.  This is usually a very exciting time for us, and we start to talk to the schools again, to see if we can cater for their, and their students’. needs. This year we introduce the practice tutu, which is not just the tutu itself but comes complete with leotard.  It is a very economical option indeed.  We will generally have these on order, so Read More...

A New Scholastic Year

September welcomes the new academic year – registrations have all started or are about to start, with dancers getting geared up for the new term.  Many will be preparing for a performance around Christmas time, or perhaps exams in December as is the norm in Malta. At The Ballet Shop, we like to be able to help you beat the queue by preparing your dance gear (or your child’s) in advance of term, so as to avoid having to run Read More...

Hurry, hurry! Only ten days left!

You may have noticed certain discounts on our website, running through the month of August! We have placed these items at fantastic prices, to clear our shelves and give you the chance to get some fantastic dancewear at cheaper rates! These will end at the end of this month – so grab your bargain now!     Read More...