Ballet intensive

Course Dates: 12/07/22 - 15/07/22
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Location: Keeley Street
An intensive course that will help adult ballet students not only to watch ballet repertoire but to actively take part in it. You will be able to transfer movements from your ballet class directly into ballet choreography. The choreography will be part of a well known narrative ballet and will have a storyline that you as a dancer can understand. A fun, relaxed yet challenging course which culminates in a small work-in-progress showing on the last day.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00

Course Code: DS010

Tue-Fri, day, 12 Jul - 15 Jul '22

Duration: 4 sessions

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What is the course about?

The course is a combination of a ballet technique class followed by an exploration of classical ballet repertoire.
Within the first hour students will be warmed up through a class consisting of ballet barre, centre practice and travelling exercises. In the second half of the class we will use some of these movements to explore classical ballet repertoire. Students will get a better understanding how ballet classes are leading into classical ballet choreography.

What will we cover?

Classical Ballet Technique including:
Knowledge of ballet vocabulary
Recognise increased strength and flexibility
Demonstrate improved core stability
Show improved muscle tone.
Repertoire: Choreography for ballet
Narrative Ballet stories and learning of original sequences.
Some ballet gestures may be included.

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

This class is suitable for beginners, with enough knowledge in basic classical ballet, up to and including improvers. The course is not suitable for students who have never done ballet before.

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

Teaching will include practical class work as well as discussion, observation and supportive feedback for individual and group awareness.
Through a series of exercises enabling you to work your body in a graceful manner and experience this knowledge in choreography. Student's may want to watch video material of the sequence/sequences taught (youtube and DVD’s)

You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you
could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

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

Please wear dance 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.
The exercises are best undertaken in ballet shoes. Jock straps should be worn by men. Students to tie their hair back if it is long for their own safety and comfort.

Please Note: This course is exempt from the standard refund and transfer policy.

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

Classical ballet: beginners, Classical ballet: improvers, Pointe work, Floor barre, Ballet at The Barre or try one of our many other dance styles.

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.