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Carole Hall awarded the Order of Australia Medal

We are delighted to report that CICB delegate for Australia, Carole Hall, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal, in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to the Performing Arts and the Community....

Cecchetti USA Classical Ballet Regional Workshops

To view the full list of upcoming regional USA workshops, visit this link.  To register for one of the workshops download a Workshop Registration Application and mail with payment to the host school....

Discovered Torino Manuscript

It is important to recognize that Cecchetti varied his enchaînements to suit the particular attributes of some of his students. He also revised and developed many of the exercises during his lifetime....

Examinations in Australia

During 1934 the Dandré-Levitoff Russian Ballet toured Australia headed by Olga Spessiva, the renowned Russian ballerina....

The Early Days

Although I cannot claim to be a founder of the Society, I think it was only in its third year when Margaret Craske, whom I had known, admired and liked very much when we were both in the 1921 Diaghilev Seasons, persuaded me, much against my inclination as I had a great aversion to examinations, to join the Society....

Founding Committee

(If anyone has a copy of this page in better condition, we would appreciate receiving a scan of it.)...

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson (1901-1999) Cecchetti Council of America REMEMBERING LAURA WILSON - 1999 The Charter Members of the Cecchetti Council of America had the insight to bring the first generation Cecchetti teachers to guide us when we were first learning the Cecchetti principles. Laura Wilson was one of our very special teachers. Laura Wilson had a great influence on many of us in the United States. The Cecchetti Council of America invited her numerous times as a guest teacher in the 1960's. Several CCA teachers found Laura's teaching so valuable that they traveled to...

Helen Webb

Helen Webb (1882-1968) Robert Crompton's* former pupil Helen Webb arrived in South Africa in 1912 and introduced "fancy dancing" to Cape Town from 1913. As she was 30 at the time, one would assume she would have undertaken continued training as well as teaching in London before her departure, although there was no documented evidence to support that except for the registration of a Helen Webb in November 1912 as a member of the ISDT and living in Paddington, London. Webb jumped at the opportunity to join the staff of the South...

Peggy Van Praagh

MEMORIES OF EARLY DAYS Written by Brenda Hamlyn-Bencini My memory of Peggy van Praagh is still vivid in spite of the many years that have passed since I first met her. I shall start with the following small introduction to make a beginning for when she first came into my life. As a child I went to the Croydon branch of the Olive Ripman School of Dancing where I first learnt the Cecchetti method with Ms Lilian Thomas, until 1939 when war broke out. The school amalgamated with the Grace Cone School of...