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  1. Following the success of 2018, Aspire Ballet will be holding the next summer course for adults on 14-20 July 2019. The course will be held at the brand new headquarters of English National Ballet, at London City Island, near Canning Town in London. Content to include EBAS, ballet technique class, pointe and variations, workshops, and group repertoire. There will be an in-studio sharing performance at the end of the course. Returning from last year we have Scott Putman and Natalie Krapf in our faculty. Sign up early to qualify for £25 early bird offer. You can also benefit from refer a friend discount by telling your friends about us. Further details on our website.  Please feel free to reply here, PM me here, find us on Facebook, or use the contact us page on the website. I will be very happy to answer any questions.  May
  2. Both tickets gone. Thank you!
  3. Yes it is! PMing you.
  4. 8th June gone. 11th June still available. Thanks, May
  5. Bump. Both tickets still available. They are e-tickets so I can email quickly. Thanks, May
  6. MayKwok

    Something less tragic?

    A few off the top of my head: Coppelia Les Patineurs - Ashton Tales of Beatrix Potter - Ashton (maybe a bit contentious...!) The Concert - Robbins Who Cares? - Balanchine Stars and Stripes - Balanchine
  7. MayKwok

    New ballet obsession

    I think there's certainly no harm in trying out other dance forms. I'm primarily a ballet person, I have tried contemporary, street, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballroom, latin, swing, but I have ended up sticking with ballet for various reasons. The main thing is I've tried it and that lets me make an informed choice. You might take a class and decide you become absolutely hooked. Which is great, I think it's good as a person to broaden horizons and experience different things. Having more than one skill under your belt will certainly benefit you - you never know when it will come in handy. You're 15, still very young, if you end up choosing dance as a career you never know if at the next audition someone requires a dancer to do both a bit of hip hop and ballet? A few years back English National Ballet collaborated with Flawless, hip hop crew of Britain's Got Talent, so hip hop and ballet do mash up sometimes. Or you might try it and decide it's not actually for you. But at least you won't ever wonder "what if". Ballet need not be all about frilly tuts and tiaras. You don't have to wear a skirt if you don't want to. Plenty of people wear shorts / trousers / leggings. Or layer up in warm up gear which to me looks like black bin bags... but I digress. At least you have the convenience that you are part of a dance club and you can ask if you can join a class, rather than having to google / search around for a ballet class. Give it a go, and let us know how you get on too! Best wishes, May
  8. I have an amphi R53 for £29. Please let me know if this is acceptable? Thanks, May
  9. For sale: RB Swan lake 8th June (Cuthbertson Bonelli cast) Amphi P40 £29 11th June (Naghdi Kish cast) Amphi R53 £29
  10. I'm looking for a ticket and interested if we can strike a deal?
  11. Ah not quick enough, someone else got it! Still looking :-)
  12. Missed the boat with public booking. If you have a spare ticket please keep me in mind! Thanks, May
  13. MayKwok

    Progressing Ballet Technique

    I did a PBT workshop a few years back and taught 10 classes as a standalone course. We did a 1 hour PBT session straight into a 1.5 hour ballet class for Intermediate / Advanced Adult students. The results were very positive. The dancers felt in themselves, and also from what I could see standing in front of the class, stronger, more aligned, and better stamina. Those exercises are hard work! And they are very exposing as you work a lot on a gym ball which tells you straight away when your weight is not in the right place. I have used it as part of my "getting back in shape" plan after having my first child, it really does get the core going.
  14. MayKwok

    Adult Summer Courses 2018

    Hello! I'm running one, the studios are located near Marylebone. Please have a look at www.aspireballet.org for info. Feel free to PM me or ask me here if you have any questions! Thanks, May
  15. DISCOUNT AVAILABLE! We are running an early bird booking discount of £25 off if booking before 31 May 2018. Use discount code EARLYBIRD25 at checkout. ATTENTION MALE STUDENTS I have provisioned for 2 pointe classes. The venue only has 1 studio so as of now I cannot offer a men's class. However if I have enough interest from men, I may be able to change the plans and offer something for the men instead. So please do get in touch if you are male and are interested. My aim is to make this enjoyable for all and I want to provide something that people actually want. Thanks, May