Thursday, 3 September 2009

DANCE CHARITY GALA - Begoña Cao & Friends

I interviewed Begoña this summer and you can read her insightful, funny and clever interview with stunning photographs here.

To book tickets for the Gala, please click here.


  1. darling site.
    thanks for visiting.

  2. Thanks for the comment on my blog ! So sweet of you :)

    I love ballet and would love to go back into it <3

  3. hello love

    thankyou soo much for your sweet comments!
    your welcome to drop by anytime...


  4. oh my gosh more ballerinas . I love it . I learn something everyday . I mean it I really do .

  5. Wow thank you so much for vising my blog, I am absolutely blown away with your wonderfully warm and encouraging comments.

    Your blog is truly wonderful too and I happen to adore Ballet, I did a little myself as a girl but injury prevented me from taking it further.

    Thanks again I will link you in on my blog list.


  6. Dear Elise,
    thank you so much for your kind words, you put a big smile on my face:)
    Your articles are so interesting, you manage to express a lot of beautiful feelings!
    I didn't have time to read it all now, but I will make time some other day!
    I am hoping you have a great time, feel and give love!
    Be happy:)


  7. Hello Elise
    Thank you for your visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. As a child, I used to do ballet as it happens but also did gymnastics. I ended up concentrating on gymnastics as I was a lot better at it. I kept being told I stuck my bottom out too much when doing ballet....kept on being told not to curve my back so much! I did enjoy it though. I admire ballet dancers, such grace and yet such strength too. About to have a look at some of yoyur past posts.
    Isabelle x

  8. Glad you like my blog - thank you for such a lovely comment. I was always hopeless at ballet, but now I am taught pilates by an ex-dancer, so I think I am improving!

    Pomona x

  9. Hi Elsie, your comments are always sooo sweet, thank-you you make it all worth while! Given the quality of your blog, your comments are such a compliment.May you go from strength to strength. Sharon xox

  10. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment , yours is fascinating too !
    Ann x

  11. Thanks for your sweet comments! So happy to recieve them. I love dance, I would have never known there was sites on ballet had I not come to yours. I danced and did competitions for many years and miss it. Now that I have kids, I can not wait for them to start.
    Thanks again,:) Mae

  12. Hello Elise and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog ... particuarly as appear to be poles apart in style!
    I am low on blog fodder at the moment, so it's nice to know that people are still reading (and enjoying) my blog!

  13. Wow, I know next to nothing about ballet, except that once I was trying to twirl in my living room, hit my foot on the couch and broke my toe, but we can't exactly call that ballet lol. That and my daughter was once a mouse. I am going to have to read up some more and learn more about the beautiful art of ballet. Your blog is very interesting, too!

  14. hello elise!

    thank you so very much for your comment. it really made my day. i take my time writing my posts (probably more time than i should) and so your comment made me happy.

    thanks so much! your blog is lovely and interesting!

    i must ask: does anyone call you lysie (lee-see). that is what my family calls me and it is my favorite question for anyone with our name.


  15. Elise,
    Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments. It made my day! I have a 6 year old neice who lives, eats, breathes Ballet! I will have to tell her Momma to come check you out. Oh to be in the UK...sighing dreamily.

  16. I must say, I love your blog! I love the insight you bring to dance and ballet performances! I'm excited to read your interview with Begona!

    Thanks for stopping by and your words of encouragement! It is very appreciated!

    I will definitely be a frequent flyer to your bring something to the blogworld that no one else does! Thanks for sharing!

  17. thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and leaving such sweet comments~ that really makes my day!
    hope that you can come by again sometime...
    {your ballerina photos are lovely}
    have a wonderful day~

  18. thanks so much for your comment!
    i've been dancing ballet for over 8 years! i'll be checking back for ballet articles!! xx

  19. Elise--
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Comments like yours totally make my whole day!! It's awesome to me that you review ballet. I have never done ballet but my sister keeps telling me to give it a try...definitely don't think I'm coordinated for all that!!
    Have a great day!

  20. Hello Elise,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & making such nice comments. Please stop by anytime. I was a babyballerina when I was 3 & 4. love it & still miss it to this day.

  21. thank you for your very sweet comment :)
    'Happy September' to you too!

  22. Elyse,
    thank you so much for your lovely comment!! You made my day, my week, my month!!!!
    Life has been crazy this past weeks but hopefully next week will go back to normal..I am can come and visit more often!!!
    Again than you so so much for your comment!

  23. greetings! I wanted to thank you a bunch for your lovely comment on my bloggie, it was very sweet. I love this site, I used to do ballet, in fact i do theater and hope to study it for a bit! I really really love your blog, it makes me want to be a ballerina.


  24. Thanks so much for your delightful comments; coming from someone who writes for a living, it makes it all the more special. Love your blog, it's very informative and useful to me as I'm trying to get my youngest (Eva) back into ballet, so we've been looking at your beautiful photos together. Have a fab weekend.

    B x

  25. Hi I did leave a comment but it hasn't appeared :O(

    Just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments; coming from a write makes them all the more special. My youngest, Eva, and I have been perusing your lovely blog looking at the beautiful pictures. I'm hoping to entice her back into ballet classes!

    Have a fab weekend,

    B x

  26. Dear Elise,
    Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it really made me smile!
    I hope that you will continue to read my blog and that I can come up with plenty of interesting topics for you.
    Have a super weekend!
    Best wishes
    Hannah xxx

  27. I'm so pleased that you found my blog and enjoyed reading my posts. You must have one of the best jobs in the world. I went to a girls school St Hildas and Ballet was a big part of our lives. When my Ballet shoes were on my feet I entered another world, one which I loved. I don't know why I gave up and looking at me now you would never know I was once told I should go to Ballet school. I do remember though having my last Ballet lessons with my friend Debbie Ball and often wonder if Deborah Ball the dancer is the same person. I have just been reading about Begona, to be a Ballet dancer must be a dream. It's interesting to find that she is learning Makaton, I used this method with my daughter. It is a fantastic way of communicating with children, the signs are straight forward, fun and friendly. I'll enjoy having a read of your other posts.

  28. Hi Elise, I just dropped by to say a big "Thank You" for your lovely and encouraging comments on my blog. Most of my visitors are crafters, so I was surprised and delighted to see your blog - so interesting and wonderful pictures!

    Today is my birthday and I have to say I felt a little emotional this morning reading my cards and your message. To think that someone with such a high standard could have found my work interesting as indeed helped to make my day. Again thank you for taking the time to visit me. ikki

  29. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind compliments. They are much appreciated!

  30. Dear Elise,

    Just popped by to say thank you SO much for your lovely comment about Cottontails. It meant a lot. Thank you.

    The world of your blog is a whole new thing to me, am just having a look around... :-)


  31. Dear Elise,
    It is so lovely to read your words and see these enchanted photographs. Ballet is one of my favorites.

    Adding your link now and merci bien for your kind comment today.

  32. Thank you Elise for your beautiful words and very kind comments about my blog, Haven Home. I'm so pleased that it brings enjoyment and interest to others. Your site is takes me back to many years ago when my cousin was with the Australian Ballet Company...her sheer joy and passion for what she did and what she was part of, the dedication, the incredible commitment, her dreams, her achievements were amazing...

    I thank you again for your very kind and heartening comments, I will continue to aspire to deliver the same enjoyment throughout the seasons. Best wishes, Claire :-) (Haven Home)

  33. Lovely to see this talented girl go forward and visit important places and people. She is important and looks to beautiful as well as her friends.

  34. You have a lovely site! Looking forward to reading more.

  35. i've always loved ballet, it's so elegant!


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