Inspire

Inspire

Six one-day seminars exploring the foundations of classical ballet technique, more advanced elements of technique and artistry, and good teaching practice.

Each seminar can be attended individually, or as an Intensive comprising all six seminars. Teachers can take the seminars in any order however, we recommend they are taken sequentially and teachers experience all six seminars to gain the most comprehensive understanding.

Topics covered

Aims:

  • A practical workshop for teachers that explores the basic concepts of classical ballet technique
  • To highlight the importance of the foundations of classical ballet technique, including posture, placement, use of turn-out and weight placement
  • To explore the mechanics and aesthetics of port de bras
  • To introduce the concept of good teaching, leading towards developing a personal teaching philosophy.

Outline:

  1. Overview of the foundations of technique
  2. Practical application of the foundations of technique
  3. Port de bras: line and coordination
  4. What makes a good teacher?

Aims:

  • To explore how we learn to dance through motor learning
  • To analyse the vocabulary of classical ballet that is taught at the barre
  • To develop skills in teaching barre work.

Outline:

  1. Motor learning: how do we learn to dance?
  2. Barre work: practical application, observation and analysis.

Aims:

  • To explore how students learn and effective teaching practice
  • To analyse the vocabulary of classical ballet that is taught in centre practice
  • To highlight how classical ballet vocabulary progresses from the barre to the centre
  • To develop skills in teaching centre practice
  • To explore effective communication
  • To develop skills in the demonstration of enchaînement and the use of voice in delivering a lesson.

Outline:

  1. How do we learn? How should we teach? An introduction to learning and teaching
  2. Centre work: practical application, observation and analysis
  3. Demonstration, the use of voice and communication.

Aims:

  • To analyse the allegro section of classical ballet vocabulary
  • To highlight how allegro is developed at the barre and in the centre
  • To develop skills in teaching allegro
  • To develop skills in lesson planning and time management.

Outline:

  1. Allegro: practical application, observation and analysis
  2. Lesson planning and time management.

Aims:

  • To analyse pointe work for students at different levels of training
  • To develop skills in teaching pointe work
  • To develop skills in enchaînement construction
  • To explore the concepts of motivation and effective feedback.

Outline:

  1. Pointe work: pre-pointe training, initial pointe training, developing strength and control on pointe, and introduction to advanced vocabulary
  2. Enchaînement construction
  3. Motivation and effective feedback.

Aims:

  • To gain practical experience in setting, demonstrating and correcting enchaînements
  • To develop effective teaching skills
  • To highlight the importance of developing artistry in tandem with technique.

Outline:

  1. Developing and delivering an enchaînement
  2. Épaulement, style and artistry.

Booking

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Eligibility

Students must be 18+

Course fees

Individual seminars (UK): £150
All six seminars (London venues): £900
All six seminars (Hong Kong): £1200

Student teacher discount
: We offer three discounted places per seminar for student teachers. Use the required discount code to book for just £90 per seminar (saving £60). Please note a form of student ID must be shown when you attend the seminar.

Current or former professional dancers can access funding for Inspire from Dancer’s Career DevelopmentCheck your eligibility here.

Locations

London

The Royal Ballet School
46 Floral Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DA

Hong Kong

Coming soon

Singapore

Singapore Ballet Limited
201 Victoria Street, Bugis+
#07-02/03
Singapore 188067

South Korea

Yewon School
Chung-Ang University
Seoul
South Korea

Upcoming seminars

December

3 December 2023

Seminar 2: barre work

London

February

25 February 2024

Seminar 3: centre work

London

12-14 February 2024

Seminar 1: the foundations of classical ballet and Seminar 2: barre work

Singapore

Applications for Singapore will open soon.

March

17 March 2024

Seminar 4: allegro

London

29 March – 3 April 2024

Inspire Intensive –  seminars 1-6

Hong Kong

April

7-12 April 2024

Inspire Intensive –  seminars 1-6

London

May

19 May 2024

Seminar 5: pointe work

London

June

9 June 2024

Seminar 6: good teaching practice

London

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Inspire series, get in touch at [email protected].

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