In the first session, you will have an in-depth introduction to Classical Ballet. Each exercise, both on and off the barre will be broken down and repeated. The focus will be on strength, flexibility and muscle mobility. You will have a brief introduction to Pointe and get to know some of the historical background of classical ballet.
Build on your barre and centre exercises with a focus on balance, posture and coordination. A specific focus on pirouettes will be added and a continuation of the introduction to pointe work. The afternoon will offer a brief anatomy discussion followed by repertory class.
After your morning technique session, you will focus on pirouettes and a continuation of the introduction to Pointe work. The afternoon will come to a close with some historical background focussed on the repertoire you have been learning so far.
After your morning technique session and Pointe work, you will take part in an introduction to Contemporary dance masterclass. Focussing on another dance style will provide you with an insight into alternative dance styles whose roots come from Classical Ballet. The afternoon will offer a talk regarding injury prevention followed by repertory class.
The summer school program comes to a close with a review of the repertory you have learned so far. You are welcome to invite friends and family to join us for an informal showing and a chance to discuss your next steps with tutors and City Academy’s Head of Dance.