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Ballet Classes

Class Types and Levels...
Adult classes:                 27 and 28 December 2016
Young dancer classes:  29 and 30 December 2016

Technique classes

These classes will follow the normal progression of a ballet class, with a brief warm-up followed by barre work and centre work.   Centre work will include adage, turns, petit and grand allegro.


Adult Beginner/Elementary:   This will generally suit dancers with between 1-3 years of training, who have a reasonable understanding of the basics of ballet.

Adult Intermediate/Advanced:   This class is aimed at dancers who have 4+ years of training, and a good understanding and mastery of the technical and artistic requirements of ballet.


Technique class - Young dancers (ages 14-17)

Technique class - Young dancers (ages 11-13)


For young dancers, it may be appropriate to take into account years of training as well as age, in assessing which session is most appropriate.   For example, a 13 year old who has had many years of training and is working at an advanced level with multiple classes per week may be more suitable to join the 15-17 year old group.  Similarly, a 15 year old dancer who has only recently started ballet and is doing only a few classes per week may have a better experience with the younger group.   If in doubt, please discuss with your ballet teacher and with us.


Pointe/pre-pointe classes:  

These classes should only be done in pointe shoes by dancers who have been approved by their ballet teacher as having the appropriate strength and alignment to progress to pointe work.  


Beginner dancers are welcome to attend these classes, but should wear technique shoes.


Variations classes:  

This is your chance to learn a variation (dance) from one of the classic ballets.   Follow in the footsteps of your favourite ballerina by dancing roles from ballets such as “Nutcracker”, “La Bayadere” or “Swan Lake”.   This is a really fun opportunity, so don’t miss your chance to try something new!


Different variations will be taught on different days, so if you choose to do both days, you will learn two variations.


Elemental Body Alignment System (EBAS) classes

This is a unique series of exercises never offered anywhere else in Australia, designed to prepare your body for classes, and we are offering them for FREE!   Click here for more information on EBAS.   To register for an EBAS class, dancers must be signed up for a technique class on the same day.


The payment system we are using does not allow us to price classes at $0.00, so we have been forced to charge $0.01 for the EBAS classes.   We appreciate your understanding.


Stretch classes (restorative)

These classes are the ideal opportunity to help your body recover from the physical efforts during the day.   They will help to reduce the lactic acid build up in the body, and assist the muscles to relax and  lengthen after all that contracting!   These classes will incorporate the EBAS stretch series to rejuvenate your tired body and refresh you.  Click here for more information on EBAS.


Private classes

If you would like to book a private or small group (2-4 people) class with Scott, we are taking bookings for Thursday 31 December 2015.   Prices are $90 per hour for a private (1 person) class, or $105 per hour for a small group (these prices include studio hire).   Scott will work with dancers on any areas they would like assistance with, in either classical ballet or contemporary dance.


Private and small group classes will be held at Estudio Nuevo, 3/206 Whateley Crescent, Maylands (just north of the WA Ballet Centre).   Contact Robyn Cooper to make a booking.   For full contact details, click here.


Viewing opportunities

If you are a ballet teacher and wish to sit in and watch any classes, viewing tickets are available for a nominal fee of $10 per day.


Parents of dancers registered for classes are welcome to view for free.



We reserve the right to cancel planned classes should there be insufficient bookings.   Our liability should this occur is limited to a full refund on any tickets purchased for the cancelled class.


Gift Vouchers are available!

If you are buying tickets to classes as a special gift for a dancer, we are happy to provide a personalised gift voucher for you to present to your dancer.


Just tick the appropriate box on the Dancer Registration form to say whether it is a Christmas present, birthday gift or other occasion (such as graduation, "well done" for an exam, or whatever you like), and we will email you an A4 sized presentation voucher.   SImply print it on photo quality paper, and you have the perfect gift!

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