The season of orange pumpkins, frosty windows, smokey bonfires and cinder toffee is upon us, which means Halloween is hiding just around the corner – wa ha haaaa! We throught it would be fun to run a colouring in competition in the run up to Halloween to give your children the chance to win a pair of our beautiful light-up ballet shoes to dance the wintery evenings away in. Here they are with a quote from one happy wearer:
And here’s Twinklesteps with her light up shoes:
To enter the competition, all you have to do is print out our Halloween colouring in picture from our website (http://games.twinklesteps.com/Haloween.pdf), ask your child (aged 3-8 years) to colour it in by Halloween (31st October) and email a photo or scan of the finished picture to email@example.com. You can also enter via our Facebook page. Here’s Halloween colouring in image, which you can download here: http://games.twinklesteps.com/Haloween.pdf.
We hope your child has lots of fun colouring, sticking, collaging or whatever they feel inspired to do. The winner will be announced on Monday 2nd November (UK entrants only please aged 3-8 years).
We can’t wait to see your entries so start emailing them into us at firstname.lastname@example.org or upload to our Facebook competition page here. We’ll put the entries together in a new Facebook photo album ‘Twinklesteps Halloween Colouring in Competition 2015’.
Scary fun is just around the corner. That’s right, Halloween is coming…and we thought we’d share with you a couple of fun activities to do with your kids!
The first is our NEW Twinklesteps Halloween-themed colouring in sheet which has just gone up on our website in time for Halloween. With Twinklesteps dressed up in a witches hat dancing in the thick of the action, holding a pumpkin, surrounded by a ghost, spider and bat it’s just the thing to get your kids in the Halloween mood.
If your child fancies dressing up as a Halloween ballerina you could have a go at making your own Halloween tutu using orange, white and black tulle. Pick some up from your local scrapstore or fabric shop and tie around a loop of elastic for an easy costume idea for your child. They can also help you tie the tulle strips around the elastic so it’s a fun activity to do together.
Add a black leotard and tights and a black bow to your child’s ballet slippers and they’ll be dancing all the way to the Halloween party! Don’t forget to check out our blog post ‘Ballet inspired Halloween‘ for more ballet-themed ideas on dressing up this Halloween. After all, with fantastical plots, magical themes, dark characters and the other worldly feel of ballet there’s a wealth of ideas from the world of ballet to inspire you this Halloween.
Halloween is coming…and ballet knows how to do eery with elegance! Ballet offers plenty of scope for the imagination when thinking about Halloween. The Romantic period was a time when pointe work was introduced to give the appearance of the supernatural, with en pointe meaning dancers could glide over the floor in a ghostly, ethereal manner.
With fantastical plots, magical themes, dark characters and the other worldly feel of ballet there’s a wealth of ideas from the world of ballet to inspire you this Halloween. We’ve had a lot of fun picking out ballet inspired Halloween images to share with you over on our Pinterest page. Head on over there to see fantastical ballet costumes from The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, ghostly Giselle and the spellbinding Sleeping Beauty. With fairies, witches, ghosts, curses, spells, magical shoes, fantasy creatures and spellbinding costumes you’ll love these ideas. Nudge us if you see any beauties we need to add.
We absolutely love this YouTube demonstration of Halloween evil witch make-up from Scottish Ballet. See how you can go from being a beautiful witchy queen to an evil one in under one minute! Scottish Ballet are touring Hansel & Gretel with special versions for ‘wee’ people – see our what’s on page for tour dates and locations.
Finally, we just had to share this image of ballerina Marie Taglioni, who is credited with being the first dancer to dance on pointe (on the very tips of the toes):
Have a really fun Halloween and see if you can mix eery with elegant using inspiration from the world of ballet 🙂