Studio News

New studio, workshops, and a masterclass!

Dear dancers,

With the new studio up and running, we’re excited to be able to run some extra workshops over the school holidays, and an upcoming masterclass. Strap yourself in because it’s a big post!

Two Studios - Northbourne and Petrie

The two locations are now updated in Mindbody, and I’ve updated the class names to include the location so it’s easier to know where you’re going.

The new Northbourne studio is located at 54 Northbourne Ave, City - inside the Sydney building. The original Petrie Studio is where it always has been at 83 Petrie Plaza – above Off Ya Tree.

Location details are as follows:

locations

Upcoming workshops

Over the school holidays, our enrolment classes take a break, so we’ve got some extra workshops for you to enjoy! All in-house workshops just $15 or included in unlimited dance passes.

Monday 5 April (Easter Monday) - 5-6pm - Showgirl with Emily

Dust off your diamontes and whip out your feathers - we're headed to Vegas baby! Showgirl is all about elegance, grace and long lines. Come show off your jazz or ballet technique in a whole new way.

Suitable for dancers of all levels. Wear jazz, ballet or chorus shoes.

Tuesday 6 April - 7.30-8.45pm - Repertoire with Katherine – beginner/elementary

Ballet repertoire is the term used to describe any dance or part of a dance, that is taken outside of the ballet in which it exists. It's a fun way to practice your ballet skills and you will gain even more appreciation at how much work is required for the dancers to look so calm and effortlessly beautiful!

Wednesday 7 April - 7.15-8.15pm - Pre-Pointe Prep with Gen

Are you keen to know what's involved in working towards pointe? Join Gen for an open ballet workshop, suitable for elementary dancers and above.

Thursday 8 April - 6-7pm – Repertoire with Katherine – elementary/intermediate

Ballet repertoire is the term used to describe any dance or part of a dance, that is taken outside of the ballet in which it exists. It's a fun way to practice your ballet skills and you will gain even more appreciation at how much work is required for the dancers to look so calm and effortlessly beautiful!

Tuesday 13 April – 7.30-8.30pm – Heels with Hannah

Add a little sauce to your dancing! A little bit commercial, a little bit hip-hop. Come join Hannah for a fun, open level class.

Wear heels. We recommend thick heels that strap your feet in (e.g. heeled boots)

Thursday 15 April – 6.15-7pm – Foot and Ankle strengthening with Ashlee

Do you worry about injuries? Always rolling your ankle? Or just want to make sure you never do?

Join our Pilates expert Ashlee for a strengthening session to work on improving ankle strength and stability.

Ballet Masterclasses with Martin James, Sunday 18 April

Join world-renowned ballet dancer, Martin James for his masterclasses on Sunday 18 April:

  • 11am-12.30pm: Beginner/elementary
  • 1pm-2.30pm: Intermediate/advanced

Masterclasses are an excellent way to improve your skills and learn from the best of the best. No matter your level, they are inspiring and a wonderful opportunity.

Martin hosts an impressive resume, having held the following positions throughout his career:

  • Principal Dancer at Royal New Zealand Ballet
  • Principal Dancer at English National Ballet (1987 – 1990)
  • Principal with the Deutsche Opera Ballet (1990 – 94)
  • Principal Dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet 1994-2000 of which he received a Knighthood of service medal from the Danish Queen Margrethe II for his contribution to ballet and dance in Denmark.
  • Ballet Master at The Royal Danish Ballet

Martins most recent engagements have included Australian Ballet, teaching the company and coaching the principals with their production of La Sylphide, Tanya Pearson School, (Sydney), Prudence Bowen School, (Sunshine coast), Studiotibor, (Sydney), Classical Coaching 121 fulltime school, Sydney and various seminars in both New Zealand and Australia. He has also been guest teacher/coach at the School of Alberta Ballet, Canada to their full time school September 2014 and each year in Australasia is on their auditions panel.

RAD students, please be aware there will be no RAD classes on this day so you can take up this opportunity.

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