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Intermediate male set work and variation

This course will cover the male set work and teaching points, and the male variation.

 

Advanced 2 male set work

This course will cover the male set work and teaching points.

 

Intermediate female variations

This course will cover the original female variation and No 2 Alternative Variation.

 

Understanding and application of safe dance practice and Biomechanics in relation to Classical Ballet

A continuation of Pilates with Classical Ballet Part 1, but can be attended as an independent course. The course will focus on the spine in flexion, extension and rotation; lateral flexion will be considered and the role of the hip joint in extension. Pilates-based exercises and guidance on approach will be given. This courses is essential learning for DDE students, unit 4 DDE tutors and experienced teachers wanting to renew and refresh these fundamentals for classical ballet.

 

Licentiate essential learning

This course will cover essential learning for Parts 1 and 2 of the Licentiate exam. For Part 1, the content and ideas for the class will be discussed; delegates are encouraged to contribute ideas. For Part 2, there will be discussion of syllabus requirements and analysis, and exploration of ideas for free enchaînements, both for training specific vocabulary and for developing artistry and musicality.

 

Focus on class examination 4, 5 and 6

This refresher course will look at Class Examinations 4, 5 and 6 with a view to introducing them to your older students as an alternative, or in addition to, the Grade work.  Questions about examinations will be welcome.

 

Focus on Pirouettes and Turns from grade 4 to advanced 2 

This highly popular and informative course is a repeat from our Spring Programme and will be looking at ideas to train pirouettes and other classical turns and will include some of the set syllabus vocabulary at each level.

 

Masterclass for intermediate/advanced 1 level (free work)

This course will offer teachers the insight of watching the lecturer teach a group of students at this level, giving examples of training exercises and free work.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the class.

 

Pre-pointe work and beginners Pointe work

This pre-pointe work to Intermediate level course has been designed holistically to give teachers an understanding of how to prepare student for pointe work. The teachers will gain an understanding that there are several aspects that need to be correlated in the development of safe and secure pointe work. 


Intermediate foundation variations

This course will provide teachers with Variations for students at Intermediate Foundation Level.


Focus on grade 5 - including 1 set variation

This refresher course will cover all the set work from Grade 5, including one set variation .

 

Focus on grade 4 - including 1 set variation

This refresher course will cover all the set work from Grade 4, including one set variation.

 

Focus on grade 2 and 3, set and free work, with dance/variation

This refresher course will cover all set work from Grade 2 and 3, including one set dance or variation from each grade.

 

Focus on primary and grade 1 with dances

This course will cover all set work from Primary Grade and Grade 1 and will include one set dance from each grade.

 

Applying training Ballet technique to regular classes, focus on grade 4 and 5 vocabulary

This course will give ideas on how to use Training Ballet Technique exercises to assist  Port de bras, Pirouettes and Allegro and Batterie. Suitable for those studying DDE as well as experienced teachers.

 

Focus on grade 6 - including 1 set variation

This course will cover all the set work from Grade 6, including one of the set variations.

 

Masterclass for grade 5 and 6 (free work)

This course will give teachers the opportunity to watch the lecturer teach a group of students at this level, giving examples of training exercises and free work.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the class.

 

Intermediate female set work - with Spanish translation

This course will cover the female set work and teaching points.

 

Advanced 1 alternative female variation  - with Spanish translation

This course will provide teachers with an in depth look at the Alternative Female Variation for Advanced 1.

 

Advanced 1 male variation

This course will provide teachers with an in depth look at the Male Variation for Advanced 1.

 

Advanced 1 male set work

This course will cover the male set work and teaching points.