£65, 11am -3pm Pineapple Dance Studios Incl. Written Feedback.

Lower School Oct 23rd 2017 (ages 9- 13), Upper School Oct 25th (ages 14 - 17)

Every autumn half term Ballet Boost hold a one day workshop in audition technique. These are separated into 3 levels aimed at Lower school entry, Upper school entry and the approach to Company Auditions.

Many young dancers get so wrapped up in the technical aspects of Ballet and forget that to secure that precious place at a Vocational School or Associate program can be a nerve wracking experience that can often undermine all their hard work!

It takes practice and knowledge of what these places are looking for to help in this process.

This course is formed of two ballet classes. The 11am class is full of useful advice, both technical and artistic. Plus the information on what elements are likely to be included (schools often change their criteria) and simple factors such as their hair style or choice of leotard and which one suits that child best etc.

The most important element of this course is that they will have a mock audition after lunch given by a guest teacher with vast knowledge of the audition process.

Then each attendee will receive personal, written feedback, to help them on their way.

This day is also exceedingly useful for those already at vocational school who wish to do well in assessments and performances, and is fundamentally the key to performing well as a professional. This is an integral part of life as a dancer. They need to understand that it is far more than just their physicality. Presence, musicality and a good ‘dancers’ mind are crucial to success too.

Back to Ballet – 29th,30th, 31st AUGUST 2018   Pineapple Dance Studios £160

This will offer all the essential aspects for a safe return to full time or intensive training following a long summer break.

A great opportunity for students to remind themselves of the finer details of their technique, focus the minds and inspire them for the new school year ahead.

Daily Class in Floor Barre or Pilates based body conditioning along with structured technique class that will see the dancers safely returned to training. Discussions on stretching and the care of their bodies and minds will be incorporated throughout the 3 days. 11am start finishing at approxiamately 2.30pm

On the 4th day there will be a two hour technique class followed by stagecraft with Maina Gielgud master teacher and principal coach in top companies around the world! 

 Private Tuition

Vocational coaching age 9 to 19 yrs. (Solo coaching for graduates and freelancers). Available on request and held at various locations so please contact me for further details and pricing. Class duration - 1 to 3 hrs.

I offer intensive training covering all aspects required for a vocational career in Ballet. Specific problems can be addressed and I work with an excellent physiotherapist.

Availability can be limited so please book well in advance, especially for the holidays. Please note that if cancellation is less than two weeks before the booking, then the fee is still payable.

MASTERCLASSES - Musicality and Dynamics   £70

February 16th 2018                   

This is a days workshop focusing on the essential aspect of musicality which is so often overlooked and then applied as an after thought much later on. Making full use of the nuances and many other elements involved can enhance and improve a young dancers technique and make their pathway through training very enlightening and most enjoyable! We will be exploring the essence of artistry and for the art form as a whole it is a crucial element that needs to be highlighted over and above flexibilty and virtuosity! This day is taught by Emma Northmore and involves a 2 hour ballet class followed by repertoire and a Q&A.

Ages 12 plus at Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden

11am start until 4.30pm.

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