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  1. I haven't combed through the entire list, but if I read this correctly, Siobhan Davies has been made a dame in the Queen's birthday honours 2020. Anyone spotted any other dance related awards? https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/queens-birthday-honours-high-awards
  2. Hi mods, The tags on the new look are all red and can't be read.... Any chance of changing the colours on that? Thanks!
  3. ENB are offering their adult classes from October again. Although they have now moved from Kensington to Canning Town! There's Dance Attic at Fulham as well.
  4. Dear all, We have officially launched a short day option for our course. Start with either EBAS + Ballet (£200) in the morning, or just ballet class (£120). Then add pointe / men's technique (£85), workshops (£85) and/or group repertoire (£80). The full course adds stretch class at the end, is £500. All prices here are for the full 7 days. PM me if the number of days need to be tailored, or if you have any other questions. Thanks, May
  5. Hi @resiegenthaler I'm afraid the intensive is the only program I'm running at the moment. There's plenty of open classes in London: Pineapple, Central school of Ballet, Danceworks, spring to mind. Do a search on the forum I think there's a thread somewhere which might list places that I've missed. Such a shame that we're not on when you're here! Hope you have a great trip in London! May
  6. Due to unforseen circumstances we've had to have a venue change for our summer course. We will now be at West London School of Dance at Shepherd's Bush for 14-19 July. For 20 July we will be at The Urdang, The Old Finsbury Town Hall. All info is updated on our website. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions! Thanks, May
  7. Dear Michelle, We ask that if a dancer has not been en pointe before to not start learning pointe during this course, but to participate in the class in flats. Dancers can also start the class en pointe and of course take shoes off as and when they need to. They can also choose to do the pointe class en pointe and then take shoes off to learn the variation. The EBAS DVD was available from Scott directly through his doebas.com website but I'm not sure if it is still in stock. I wouldn't recommend trying to learn the work through the DVD as the dvd is recorded as a series
  8. The main website for EBAS is here: https://doebas.com/ In our program page there is a video from Scott which talks about EBAS: https://www.aspireballet.org/summer-2019 Speaking from experience as someone who's been doing this program for a few years (when I manage to get an hour spare at home...!): The exercises for Level 1 link up as a series can be completed in around 1 hour. You start sitting and activate and mobilise the spine, while activating the legs and accessing turnout from the leg rotators. You then progress to lying down facing the sky, then retu
  9. Good morning Michelle, Thanks for your questions. The Advanced group did the Crystal Fountain variation, and the Intermediate group did the Enchanted Garden variation. The Intermediate variation was adapted to the dancers' abilities. They were based on the Royal Ballet's versions. We had leotards and practice tutus for the studio sharing. Not everyone had a tutu and our participants were very generous in sharing! It may be worth noting that what we wanted to achieve in the course was not solely on performing repertoire. In order to fit everything in the time
  10. Hi Michelle, Variations are indeed solos and group repertoire are corps de ballet pieces. We have not yet decided which pieces to do. In 2018 the variations were from Sleeping beauty prologue fairies. The group piece was an original choroegraphy by Scott. Hope this helps. Thanks, May
  11. Hi @BeaverElliiot, Yes indeed it was Sun King that I have been to! We can consider Pas de deux lessons but the main concern is we need male dancers. This is the second year I'm running this and we had no male participants last year. As yet I do not have it in my budget to hire male dancers like Sun King does, but is certainly something I will look into for future years. If you are interested in joining for 2019 or in the future, please do send me a PM, we can always see what we can work out for you. Thanks, May
  12. Six o'clock penché often feature in my dreams. As do pirouettes that I just keep turning and not come down. I'd slow down and mentally think "let's turn a few more" and I'd magically do another 3 or 4 before stopping in retiré and *then* coming down.
  13. In case you are free on a Monday I can highly recommend Natalie Krapf's beginners class at The Place. I think it's a termly sign up, but she really gets you set up with the basics, making the class interesting enough but not overwhelming.
  14. Hi DeveloppeD, I run Aspire Ballet, our next summer course is 14-20 July 2019, at the new headquarters of English National Ballet at London City Island, near Canning Town. Further details here. Feel free to PM me for any questions (or ask questions in this thread. I didn't want to hijack the TBR thread too much!) Thanks, May
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