Autumn Ballet Intensive 2021:
G. Balanchine's Who Cares?

Date:  25th - 30th October 2021

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Level: advanced beginner (min of 2 years regular ballet classes) to intermediate/advanced 

Address: The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC1H 9AT

Cost: £195 

Unfortunately, I cannot offer reductions if you have to miss a session, incl. Covid-19. By making a payment you agree to the terms & conditions.

Should there be a lockdown, we will do the Autumn Intensive on Zoom

You will get a credit for the price difference (tbc) or credit for future classes/workshops.

If you paid cash or via online transfer, you can choose to get a full refund.

Programme*: (Mo - Fri) 30 min warm-up at the barre | 90 min study of choreography and performance skills

(Sat) 50 min warm-up at the barre and small centre, incl. 15 min pointe work for people who bring their pointe shoes | rest of the time polishing steps and artistry | cool down

* times are approximate

About The Workshop

This year, I decided to work with you on George Balanchine's Who Cares, the part called 'Sweet and Low Down'.

Watch 2:05 - 3:45 minutes by copy & pasting this link into your browser:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9MPHeRwTY0&list=PLYH4HiYJ2xSNDU_UIHuZKrIfhFbxNkEKt&ab_channel=JohnClifford

After working a lot on classical 19th Century pieces, it will be great (perhaps refreshing) to experience neoclassical movement and expressions.

The first part of this piece is slow-paced and most of you should be doing well with it whilst the second part is speedy and complex. 

We will modify and slow down but it will remain a challenge, but fun nonetheless.

watch the introduction to the Autumn Intensive 2021

What To Expect

One week of intense rehearsal atmosphere, not unlike a real ballet company's, with like-minded, passionate adult dancers. 

The first one or two days tend to feel a bit chaotic but you will be surprised how everyone's confusions transform into more organised forms as the week progresses. 

Everyone will be responsible for creating a kind and supportive environment to allow you, the corps de ballet, to work 'as one', in harmony. Each dancer is only as good as the rest of the corps!

You can wear flat or pointe shoes.

What You Will Learn
 

• first the choreography (the more advanced students helping to lead the beginner level ones)

• then details of the foot, arm, and head movements and positions

• towards the end of the course the artistic expression

Pre-Study

For you to get the most of the intensive, I am providing a pre-study video and the written steps that you can download, to everyone who booked their place. 

Once you booked, please email me to get the password.

Both together are the most useful before and during (even after) the course. 

written steps of ballet intensive 2021

pw-protected

pre-study video for ballet intensive 2021 (pw-protected)

If you are unsure whether this workshop is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to email or phone me so we can discuss it.