Evidence comes from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where dancing was found to be the most effective activity to ward off deterioration of the brain. The English National Ballet have started dance sessions designed for those with dementia and Parkinson’s and many care homes organise ‘armchair ballet’ classes with guest dance teachers for those less able.‘Arthritis responds to gentle weight- bearing movement and ballet involves a lot of useful pliés and knee bends,’ says Daphne.
[but] I think the silhouette transcends may different viewpoints,' he told the Journal.
The replica dress follows in the footsteps of two other hugely high profile, though rather more real weddings, this year.
Kristen Stewart's original gown was the responsibility of Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera, who gave the vampire's lover old-world elegance with a long-sleeved silk dress, complete with lace detailing on the sleeves and a cut-out illusion back.
Bridal beauty: Fictional as they may be, Bella and Edward's nuptials in Forks, Washington, were swathed in secrecy - with the original gown and its replica kept under wraps until the movie's release days ago Mrs and Mrs Cullen: 'Twi-hards' waited months to see the design of the much-anticipated gown. Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, awaits his bride under wisteria It is hoped that the dress will capture the imaginations of Twilight fans.
At the risk of embarrassing myself terribly, I decided to tell you all a little bit of my “swan” story.