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Bluffing Your Way In Ballet

Plus free workshop

Friday 28th April 2023 – 7.30pm

Beyond the tutu! An irreverent look at the history of this most dynamic of performing arts.

“Bluffing Your Way In Ballet has such warmth and charm. Congratulations again on a brilliant night of theatre”. Jessica Campbell, Senior Producer, Bristol Old Vic

Bluffing your way in ballet is an cheeky and and witty whizz through the history of ballet from the Renaissance to today’s Strictly Come Dancing. Stories of the great stars of the history of ballet tell the stories of their tragedies and triumphs.

Fri, 28 April 2023

Workshop at 18.00

East Harptree Theatre
Middle Street
East Harptree
BS40 6BA



You’ll hear funny and moving stories from Ballet’s leading performers:

• Louis XIV of France who helped create ‘the five positions of the feet’

• Vaslav Nijinsky who beguiled audiences with his unbelievable mastery – those leaps!

• Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev with their perfect dance partnership

• And Strictly Come Dancing’s Dame Darcey Bussell who brings Ballet and dance to new and larger audiences

• And more!

We’ll demonstrate – in avant garde fashion – the intrigue, tragedy, and magic of Ballet’s greatest stars past and present.


“This wonderful group of performers led by the effervescent Alexandra Pickford. Bluffing Your Way In Ballet amused and delighted. There were moments of absurdity, beauty and true pathos”.Edson Burton MBE

Suitable for ages 11+


Free pre-performance dance taster at 6 – 6.30pm

with Alexandra Pickford, formerly of The Royal Ballet Company. Warm up and try some moves from our show including Les Sylphides, the Rite of Spring and Romeo and Juliet! Book your slot when you buy your ticket for the show.


Bluffing Your Way In Ballet is created by Alexandra Pickford and the Seizing The Day Company. Alexandra was formerly with the Royal Ballet Company and has danced with some of the great stars. She is delighted to share her knowledge and experiences with you!