Do I need to be a really good dancer to attend the class?
Of course not! These masterclasses are for dancers of different levels to come and learn.
Our classes always have a mix of recreational dancers, serious ballet students, and sometimes teachers as well! We try to keep the atmosphere positive. We want everyone to have a good time learning from an amazing ballet dancer/teacher.
Do I need to have ballet experience to join the classes?
For most of the classes, yes!
We want you to be able to have a fruitful time at the classes, and we’re concerned that if you are not familiar with ballet you won’t be able to follow the exercises and combinations.
However, we do also have conditioning and flexibility classes from time to time. These are usually open to dancers of any skill level – even beginners!
What level do I have to be at to join the classes?
Each class description lists the recommended amount of technical knowledge and proficiency dancers should be at to join the class – from beginner, intermediate to advanced levels.
I’m not en pointe, can I join a variation class?
Yes! Pointework is optional for all classes. If you’re comfortable on pointe, go for it! If you have no pointe experience or would rather dance in soft shoes, that’s perfectly fine as well!
I’m a boy, can I join the masterclasses?
Is there an age limit to join the masterclasses?
The classes are based on skill level, not age. We have had dancers of all ages from 9-year-olds to pre-professionals to adult ballet dancers come to the classes, and all of them have found it an enjoyable experience!
However, we will sometimes impose a minimum age limit for certain classes when we feel it is appropriate. This is done based on discussions with the workshop teacher, and will be listed in the class description.
How big are the class sizes?
The class size depends on the type of class being taught – whether it’s a technique, variation, conditioning class etc. We limit the sizes of all our classes because we want to make sure everyone attending has a good learning experience.
When are the next masterclasses going to be?
We’re not sure, but sign up to our mailing list to find out! We try to hold these masterclasses 1 -2 times a year, but there are many factors affecting this – the cost/time involved in bringing these amazing dancers in and organising the classes, the schedule of the artists, their availability etc. When we hold our next masterclass, we send out an e-mail to all previous participants and mailing list subscribers to let them know!