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Modern Ballet - Junior Level (approx 10 - 12 years)

Summer School for Children

Introduction

This five-day summer school is for young people aged approximately 10 – 12 years who are interested in developing skills in classical ballet technique, repertoire and contemporary dance.

The course is taught by staff who work on the RCS BA Modern Ballet progamme. Students will benefit from having the opportunity to creatively engage with the different styles taught by these specialists in the field of ballet and contemporary dance.

The course is practical, rigorous and aims to prepare young dancers working towards vocational dance training. Students will also participate in classes in a range of supporting subjects, including contemporary dance, classical repertoire, conditioning and creative.

By the end of the courses students should have:

  • strengthened their classical ballet technique
  • experienced a professional approach to practice
  • participated in repertoire contemporary, conditioning and creative sessions

The summer school aims to create an inspiring, challenging and supporting environment for young dancers to develop their skills and talents.

The course will take place in our beautiful dance spaces at the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks. It will culminate in an informal sharing of the work undertaken during the week for family and friends on Saturday 14th July in the morning.

Please note, whilst no formal qualifications are required, previous dance experience is essential to feel confident and fully benefit from the course.

On the first day, teaching staff will observe students as they participate in classes and stream them into groups appropriate to their level. The purpose of this is to ensure everyone gets the most out of the course and is taking part in activities appropriate for their experience.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 8 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

This five-day summer school is for young people aged approximately 10 – 12 years who are interested in developing skills in classical ballet technique, repertoire and contemporary dance.

The course is taught by staff who work on the RCS BA Modern Ballet progamme. Students will benefit from having the opportunity to creatively engage with the different styles taught by these specialists in the field of ballet and contemporary dance.

The course is practical, rigorous and aims to prepare young dancers working towards vocational dance training. Students will also participate in classes in a range of supporting subjects, including contemporary dance, classical repertoire, conditioning and creative.

By the end of the courses students should have:

  • strengthened their classical ballet technique
  • experienced a professional approach to practice
  • participated in repertoire contemporary, conditioning and creative sessions

The summer school aims to create an inspiring, challenging and supporting environment for young dancers to develop their skills and talents.

The course will take place in our beautiful dance spaces at the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks. It will culminate in an informal sharing of the work undertaken during the week for family and friends on Saturday 14th July in the morning.

Please note, whilst no formal qualifications are required, previous dance experience is essential to feel confident and fully benefit from the course.

On the first day, teaching staff will observe students as they participate in classes and stream them into groups appropriate to their level. The purpose of this is to ensure everyone gets the most out of the course and is taking part in activities appropriate for their experience.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 8 June 2018 at 12pm.

Financial support

Preparing for your course

No advance preparation is required for this course.

Although students do not need to have any formal dance qualifications, previous dance experience is essential and students should be working at approximately Grade 3/ intermediate Foundation level in ballet to benefit fully from the course.

Students should wear ballet practice clothes (leotard, ballet tights) for classical classes and footless tights for contemporary, creative and conditioning classes.

Soft pointe/canvas shoes should be worn for class.

You should also bring water, a packed lunch and healthy snacks as this course will be very physical.

At a glance...

Modern Ballet – Junior Level 10am - 4pm 20180714 190

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Teaching staff

Kerry Livingstone

Kerry trained at the RAD in London and graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet and a Licentiate of the RAD.

Kerry joined the staff of Northern Ballet School in Manchester, where she worked for eight years, teaching full-time students on both the Professional Dancers’ and Teachers’ Courses. On moving back to Scotland, she joined the Dance School of Scotland, where she worked for five years.

In 2008, Kerry was appointed as the Head of the Associate Programme at Scottish Ballet. She is also the Head of Modern Ballet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Kerry is a tutor for the RAD and has a Masters Degree in Ballet Studies from the University of Surrey, Roehampton.