Dancers selected for this course must display a high standard of classical ballet at the audition and should already be training at advanced level.
The course places great emphasis on the fine-tuning and training of development in classical dancers. The main subjects are classical ballet, pointe work, repertoire, boys work, pas de deux, virtuosity and contemporary. In all of these subjects, we work towards the enhancement of classical technique, strength, purity of line, co-ordination, quality of movement and artistry. By the end of the second year, we aim for dancers to have reached classical company standard, so students can be prepared and able to audition or attend company classes wherever possible, during the third year.
Training not only concentrates on strength of technique in the dance modules but works on performance skills, Pas De Deux, Audition Technique and International competitions.
There are various Dance Competitions, both National and International open to the students:
- Cyril Beaumont Scholarship
- Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards (Sadlers Wells, London)
- Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition which has previously been hosted in Sydney Australia, Calgary Canada, Manchester UK and Richmond Virginia, USA
Classical Dance Course Modules
- Classical Ballet
- Boys Virtuosity
- Pointe Work
- Pas de Deux
- Spanish Dance
Classical Audition Techniques
Teaching Qualification DDI and DDE in Cecchetti Ballet (see Teachers Course)
Competition Training – The duration of the module is one year and involves specialist training in classical solos from mainstream repertoire with a view to entering the larger international competitions i.e. Varna, Prix de Lausanne etc. This involves a great deal of study of many different styles and roles from the classics which have to be presented with style and flair at professional level. A further contemporary solo is often also required.
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