Happy Australian Dance Week! This is a week to celebrate dance and everything you love about it.
If you are interested in finding out about dance week events, you can visit Ausdance ACT to find out more.
We’ve got a couple of exciting announcements to share this week as well, including an upcoming Contemporary Masterclass and a Progressing Ballet Technique short course.
Contemporary Masterclass with Sydney Dance Company
Right off the back of our recent ballet masterclasses, we’ve got a contemporary masterclass with Sydney Dance Company on Tuesday 25 May, 6-8pm.
The class is an open level, 2-hour workshop and is a great opportunity to explore the creative side of contemporary dance. In this class Sydney Dance Company artists will:
- guide you through a contemporary technique warm up;
- teach you Impermanence repertoire; and
- lead you through composition tasks used by Rafael Bonachela and the company dancers to create the choreography seen on stage.
You will be encouraged to think innovatively, developing your own movement vocabulary and creative expression.
There will be no elementary or intermediate/advanced classes this day – we encourage everyone to join the workshop instead.
Progressing Ballet Technique short course
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program. It has been designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance.
PBT is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition. It helps dance students around the world build the strength they need to achieve their personal best.
You can find out more about PBT here.
Our very own Carys is a trained PBT instructor and is running a 5-week course starting the end of May.
Day & Time: Fridays, 28 May – 25 June, 6-6.45pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Northbourne studio – Update
I hope you are all getting comfortable with our new space.
We have received your feedback and we are working to ensure the new Northbourne studio space is optimised. So, expect to see a few upgrades as we continue through the year.
We’ve also dropped the maximum class numbers to 15 for ballet to ensure everyone has room while we continue to make improvements to the space itself.
We welcome additional feedback, which you can send directly to us at email@example.com