Open to classical ballet teachers of any experience level, this non-syllabus 2-day course led by our Artistic Director, Patricia Barker, will include observation of company class, demonstrations, theory tutorials, and practical sessions complemented by talks and Q&A sessions.
This seminar, scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the first end-of-term school holidays, will be held in the RNZB Studios at the St. James Theatre, Wellington.
Dates: Monday 16 April & Tuesday 17 April, 2018 Book here
Cost: $150. (morning & afternoon tea provided, lunches not included)
A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the 2-day seminar.
RAD Registered Teachers may consider these sessions to be claimable as part of RAD CPD. (Royal Academy of Dance Continuing Professional Development).
Monday 16 April
|9am – 9.30am||Welcome Address/Introduction (Patricia Barker and RNZB Ballet Masters)|
|9.30am – 10.45am||Observation of the RNZB Company Class (Patricia Barker)|
|11am – 12pm||Open forum on the elements of the class including analysis of barre, centre work and lesson planning (Patricia Barker and RNZB Ballet Masters)|
|12pm – 1pm||Session on the importance of the foundations of classical ballet technique for Junior level students including posture, placement, use of turn-out, balletic patterns, and combinations. (Patricia Barker and RNZB Ballet Masters)|
|1pm – 2pm||Lunch|
|2pm – 3pm||Classical variation coaching demonstration (Patricia Barker and RNZB dancers)|
|3pm – 4pm||Discussion on pointe work (Patricia Barker and Laura McQueen Schultz)|
|4pm – 4.30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|4.30pm – 5.30pm||Point shoe seminar – Analyse pointe work for students at different levels of training and the importance of pointe shoe fitting (Patricia Barker and RNZB Ballet Masters)|
Tuesday 17 April
|9.30am – 10.45am||Participation in a structured classical ballet class (practical for participants – optional) (Laura McQueen Schultz)|
|10.45am – 11.15am||Morning Tea|
|11.15am – 12.15pm||Session on the essential ballet technique for senior students (Patricia Barker and Clytie Campbell)|
|12.15pm – 1.30pm||Discussion on partnering with demonstration by RNZB dancers (Nicholas Schultz)|
|1.30pm – 2.30pm||Lunch|
|2.30pm – 4.30pm||Seminar on practical teaching practice for turns, jumps and extensions. The aims of this session is also to highlight the importance of developing artistry in tandem with technique (Patricia Barker and RNZB Ballet Masters)|
|4.30pm – 5.30pm||Closing remarks and Q&A (Patricia Barker)|
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For all education enquiries, please contact RNZB Education & Community Manager Pascale Parenteau, firstname.lastname@example.org /04 381 9001