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.
- 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.
- Overview of the foundations of technique
- Practical application of the foundations of technique
- Port de bras: line and coordination
- What makes a good teacher?
- 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.
- Motor learning: how do we learn to dance?
- Barre work: practical application, observation and analysis.
- 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.
- How do we learn? How should we teach? An introduction to learning and teaching
- Centre work: practical application, observation and analysis
- Demonstration, the use of voice and communication.
- 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.
- Allegro: practical application, observation and analysis
- Lesson planning and time management.
- 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.
- Pointe work: pre-pointe training, initial pointe training, developing strength and control on pointe, and introduction to advanced vocabulary
- Enchaînement construction
- Motivation and effective feedback.
- 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.
- Developing and delivering an enchaînement
- Épaulement, style and artistry.
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Students must be 18+
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.
The Royal Ballet School
46 Floral Street
Singapore Ballet Limited
201 Victoria Street, Bugis+
3 December 2023
Seminar 2: barre work
25 February 2024
Seminar 3: centre work
12-14 February 2024
Seminar 1: the foundations of classical ballet and Seminar 2: barre work
Applications for Singapore will open soon.
17 March 2024
Seminar 4: allegro
29 March – 3 April 2024
Inspire Intensive – seminars 1-6
7-12 April 2024
Inspire Intensive – seminars 1-6
19 May 2024
Seminar 5: pointe work
9 June 2024
Seminar 6: good teaching practice