Ballet Christmas intensive: Nutcracker

Course Dates: 09/12/24 - 11/12/24
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
In perfect sync with the season and an all-time Christmas favourite ballet we offer this fun 3-day intensive exploring the repertoire of the ‘Nutcracker’. You will explore some of the Nutcracker characters and dance sequences and have an opportuity to perform all learned material on the final day. To beneift from this course you should have attended regular ballet classes for at least 6 to 12 months.
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Ballet Christmas intensive: Nutcracker
  • Course Code: DDP500
  • Dates: 09/12/24 - 11/12/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Mon-Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Dilek Taptik

Course Code: DDP500

Mon-Wed, day, 09 Dec - 11 Dec '24

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

If you have always wanted to participate in the magic of the Nutcracker ballet then here is your chance. On this practial dance course we will explore some of the Nutcracker characters and dance sequences from this famous ballet.

What will we cover?

You will learn some of the original repertoire sequences and explore characters from the Nutcracker ballet. The class will include short practical warm-ups and practice. Adaptations will be made to suit levels and abilities.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Recognise some of the characters that appear in the ballet
Demonstrate a sequence of the original repertoire
Recreate, mime some of the characters
Use and appreciate the music and its function.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

A workshop for beginners and for those wishing to explore different styles of dance in a fun practical setting.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This class is tutor led. Teaching will include practical class work, discussion, observation and supportive feedback for individual and group awareness.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and allows you to adapt to changes in your body temperature. Tights, leotard or clothing that does not restrict movement will allow your tutor to see your work more clearly. Ballet shoes either canvas or leather with elastics. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own saftey and comfort. Jewellery should be removed at the start of the class and mobile phones switched off. Bring bottled water.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Classical Ballet: beginners, Classical ballet:improvers, Pointe, Ballet Barre and Floor Barre classes or take a look at our website for other dance courses.

Dilek Taptik

Born in Germany, Dilek started ballet in the Russian Vaganova method. Professional training began in Turkey, Mersin Conservatoire for Dance & Ballet Academy Cologne, Germany, gaining National Dancers Diploma and Teaching qualifications by RAD, RTS, STC, TC, TD. Teachers included Lynn Wallis OBE (Artistic Director RAD), Gisela Peters, D. Wayne, Alex Morris, Valerie Aitken, Libby Farr. She also trained in NY. Dilek performed 'Giselle' (Demi-Soloist) in Turkey State Opera, 'Les Sylphides', 'Pas de Quatre', 'Nutcracker' & Swan Lake Corps in German Opera houses. 2003 she was awarded a scholarship for London Contemporary Dance School 'The Place', CertHE, working with Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown Company, Siobhan Davies Dance, Richard Alston Dance Company, DV8 and Kerry Nicholls (Ex- rehearsal director Wayne Mc Gregor Dance). She toured in Germany, Dance-film (Roundhouse, London & Cannes Film Festival) & Movie credit along Vanessa Paradise. Dilek was Lead Ballet Tutor at the Arts Educational Schools London & founded She is a regular Ballet Tutor at CityLit & at the RAD HQ teaching ADV level & Guest Teacher for IDW London & Barcelona.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.