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ALL BOYS BALLET WINTER WORKSHOP

Friday 9 July

10am – 3pm (5 hours)
Fee: $150

Led by Artistic Director Damian Smith

Junior Class 10-14yrs
Senior Class 15–18 yrs+

Join an exciting full, fun day of training in a safe, supportive and motivating all-male environment with like-minded boys who are interested in ballet.

The workshops will include male body conditioning, strengthening exercises, ballet training, male variations and repertoire from full- length ballet classics such as Swan Lake and Giselle, and a group discussion about what it’s like to be a boy in ballet.

You will learn technique from industry experts including Ballet School Artistic Director Damian Smith; Mr Smith has been involved in the ballet industry nationally and internationally for the past 29 years including 18 years as Principal Dancer with the acclaimed San Francisco Ballet.

This workshop gives boys in ballet a rare opportunity to learn from male industry expert teachers and to learn alongside other boys who share an interest in ballet – and even importantly – to make new friends and have fun.

 

Teachers: Damian Smith

Guest teacher:  Ty King-Wall Principal dancer with the Australian Ballet

TIMETABLE:

Junior Class  10-14yrs
10am-10.30am All Boys’ Body Conditioning/ Warm up
10.30am-12noon Ballet Technique
12pm-12:45pm Break
12.45pm-1.45pm Male Classical Variations
1:45pm-2pm Join the Senior Class
2pm-2:30pm All Boys Stretch Class
2:30pm-3pm All Boys Open Discussion and Q&A

Senior Class  15–18 yrs+
10am-10.30am All Boys’ Body Conditioning/ Warm up
10.30am-12noon Ballet Technique
12pm-12:45pm Break
12.45pm-2pm Male Classical Variations (with Junior Boys joining from 1:45pm)
2pm-2:30pm All Boys Stretch Class
2:30pm-3pm All Boys Open Discussion and Q&A

WHAT TO WEAR:

Black or dark solid coloured tights
White or light fitted tank or t-shirt
Ballet Slippers Black/ Flesh or White colour (with matching socks)

WHAT TO BRING:

1 Water Bottle
1 small hand towel
1 packed lunch (please no junk food or sugary drinks)
1 Track suit jacket and pants
1 pair of comfortable sneakers

All other equipment will be provided.