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Onstage Summer School

Onstage Ballet Summer School Program 2022

4 – 8 January 2022

Join The National Theatre this School Holidays and book now for the National Theatre Ballet School’s Onstage Summer School!

Artistic Director Damian Smith has designed 4 days of inspirational dance lessons and new choreography for you to learn,  PLUS a performance on day 5 on the National Theatre’s iconic stage.

Throughout this full, fun week of inspiring and lively classes, you’ll learn to improve your technique while exploring your creativity and artistry with people who like doing what you love.

You’ll be developing your coordination and rhythm, building strength and knowledge, and taking inspiration from the National Theatre Ballet School’s repertoire.  You will also benefit from our highly qualified professional dance teachers alongside special guest artists from our colleagues at the Australian Ballet company.

At the end of this exhilarating week, you will be provided with beautiful costumes to perform in a variety of dances including contemporary, jazz and classical ballet – all on the stunning and atmospheric main stage!

Announcing our Special Guest Artists from The Australian Ballet

Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondu

Chengwu Guo
Growing up in China, Chengwu Guo began dance classes at the age of eleven. Having won the prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition in 2006, Chengwu joined The Australian Ballet in 2008 and 5 years later was promoted to principal artist.

Ako Kondu
Ako was born in Japan and began her dance training at three years old. She joined the Australian Ballet in 2010 and was promoted to principal artist in April 2015 following her debut as Giselle, becoming The Australian Ballet’s first Japanese principal artist.

Guest artists Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondo performing in Swan Lake. Photo: Daniel Boud

Age Groups

 To ensure that each dancer receives the appropriate training, attention – and can make friends, in 2022 we are offering four tailored age groups. 

Pre Junior 6-8yrs
Tuesday – Friday 1/2 days of classes and Saturday Performance
Tuesday-Thursday 11:30-4:00pm
Friday 9:00-1:30pm
Saturday Production Times TBC

Junior 9-11yrs
Tuesday – Friday Full days of classes and Saturday Performance
Tuesday-Friday 9:00-4:00pm
Saturday Production Times TBC

Intermediate 12-14yrs
Tuesday – Friday Full days of classes and Saturday Performance
– Opportunity to Audition for 2022 Elite Pathways Program
Tuesday-Friday 9:00-4:00pm
Saturday Production Times TBC

Senior 15 years+
Tuesday – Friday Full days of classes and Saturday Performance
– Opportunity to Audition for 2022 Elite Pathways Program or Full Time Ballet Program
Tuesday-Friday 9:00-4:00pm
Saturday Production Times TBC

Our professional staff will evaluate your level of training on the first day and may move you to a more appropriate group

Book now and look forward to starting the year with a fulfilling week of dance!

Pricing

Ballet Onstage Summer School
Pre Junior: $400 – all classes and costuming included
Junior, Intermediate, Senior: $580 – all classes and costuming included

Dates:
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 January 2022

Full Timetable will be sent upon enrolment.

Onstage Performance tickets on sale soon
Saturday 8 January 2022 – Time TBC
Auditions For other Programs in 2022

Tuesday 4 January – 5:00 – 7:00pm
Elevate/Elite Pathway Program New Students: $50
Full Time Ballet Programs: $75