Dances of Poldark at Halsway Manor

Poldark S4 premieres tonight on BBC One, taking viewers to the end of the 18th Century. It also marks less than 3 months to go until the second Dances of Poldark Weekend! Last year was the inaugural Dances of Poldark...

A Waltz for The Queen’s 90th & More

Earlier in February, André Rieu composed The Windsor Waltz in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. In this hilarious YouTube video, a Queen-lookalike (Mary Reynolds from Middlesex) dressed in bright pink matched with black gloves, a structured patent handbag,...

Waltzing in ‘War and Peace’

Thanks to my friend Svenja at Castleholic, I have been rewatching the waltz scene between Natasha Rostova and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in four film adaptations of Tolstoy’s War and Peace (I’m not including the 1972 BBC adaptation). ‘They must know how...

Where to Buy Ballet Attire in Canada

When my local dance store, The Dance Shop, didn’t have the leotard or ballet slippers I was looking for, I googled for dance shops that: ship to Canada have a reasonable shipping rate did not charge customs and duties, etc....