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LizS24
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Hi

 

I'm new to the forum, but I have a couple of questions about the Summer Intensive at LAB this year. Firstly, can you pay a deposit on booking, or will you have to pay the whole amount? Also, apart from tuition, accommodation, travel and food, are there any other costs involved?

 

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It's usually a one off payment for the course at the point of booking it....no deposit.

 

The only other thing you may need if you haven't got one already is a practice tutu as I think it us preferred if this is worn for the performance at the end. And you will need pink ballet shoes and tights if you do not have already as well. That's about it I think!

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Hi LizS24

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Follow this link to LAB http://londonamateurballet.com/lab---the-lab-intensives.html

 

I will be doing all 4 Intensives this year.

 

The only additional item for your list is pointe shoes but only if you are experienced, beginners are not allowed on pointe, the rest of us do the same or similar exercises on demi in you regular ballet slippers.

 

I guess you could consider this as an additional but its not compulsory but is nice socially. The first evening of the course there is a social get together for a drink in a local bar, the same applies at the end of the course after the performance.

 

Mid course there is an evening out to the theatre to see a performance of the ballet of the repertoire you have been doing on you course. I think that is now an on-going intention, as the spring intensive is on Sleeping Beauty and that is being performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House.

 

The ballet we are using for rep for the first Summer Intensive has not been decided yet, I will check again with Tom tomorrow night. I know he has something in mind for the second Summer Intensive but I’m not sure if he wants it made public, again I will check with him when I see he tomorrow night (Thursday), and if so I will drop it on this tread.

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As Tom hasn't come back to me via email as promised, so I have checked the dates for compatibility. The second Summer Intensive is likely to be based Swan Lake, both from at conversation I had with Tom and checking the dates that Swan Lake (Marlinsky) is on just across the road at The Royal Opera House on the 13 and 14 of August. But please note this has not been finally confirmed by him.

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Hi BalletcoForum!

 

We're so sorry that it's been so long since we've put any information on here for you... please don't think that we're neglecting you!

 

It's been really busy at LAB with our sell-out Sleeping Beauty Spring Intensive taking place last weekend! We had 75 wonderful adult amateur dancers at the Royal Ballet School and they were amazing! We had a great time and the amount of repertoire that we managed to cram into the final performance (which had an audience of more than 100!) was staggering! The film of the performance will be available to download from our website but we'll try to get a trailer on our website in the next couple of weeks.

 

Our Summer Intensives are 14th - 19th July & 11th - 16th August.

 

They are both at the Royal Ballet School again and this time the performance is in the wonderful Lindon Studio Theatre!

 

On the July course we will be discovering our inner latin flair and working with Don Quixote... and for those of you that missed it last time, we'll be working on Swan Lake during the August week.

 

You can find out more on our website www.londonamateurballet.com.

 

Public booking opens on Monday 21st April but please don't hang around as places are already going fast on priority booking and our courses keep selling out!

 

 

Tom Linecar-Boulton

Artistic Director & Founder

London Amateur Ballet

 

admin@londonamateurballet.com

www.londonamateurballet.com

 

 

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It's eighteen upwards I think!! There seem to be a lot in twenties and thirties and then quite a few in forties and fifties and a few post 60 this is a brief overview from observing the Spring Intensive on Sunday. Though of course on the whole people enjoying dancing always seem to look younger!!!

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Looks as if I may have to add a Spanish Skirt to the list, if we are doing the Spanish dance from Act1 of Don Quixote.

 

Done my first ballet session this week, it was at my local hall (No teacher) as prep for my professional coaching of Le Corsair on Tuesday.

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I don't know Don Q that well but I would think the Spanish dance at the beginning of act1 stands a good chance of becoming selected for our corps de ballet piece. Not sure about the solo's

 

We did Swan Lake last year at Lantern Studio Theatre, that was Entrance of the Swans (Fully company)from Act 2.

Waltz of the Swans with two separate groups again from Act2

 

I think Tom would like to start to pull stuff in from act 1, but we wont know until nearer the time. Personally for solo's I would like to see entrance of Odette which contains Odette's mime scene and Odette's solo's both from act2, which are bot fantastic pieces to dance.

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I don't know Don Q that well but I would think the Spanish dance at the beginning of act1 stands a good chance of becoming selected for our corps de ballet piece. Not sure about the solo'sWe did Swan Lake last year at Lantern Studio Theatre, that was Entrance of the Swans (Fully company)from Act 2.Waltz of the Swans with two separate groups again from Act2I think Tom would like to start to pull stuff in from act 1, but we wont know until nearer the time. Personally for solo's I would like to see entrance of Odette which contains Odette's mime scene and Odette's solo's both from act2, which are bot fantastic pieces to dance.

I guess not everyone gets to do a solo? Not sure I would have the confidence.

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Oh its not that bad, you don't do a solo on your own. you dance the solo steps but you do it as a group. Normally everyone does all of the solo's, then you choose one for the performance, but I guess you don't have to do it if you don't want.

 

I've never danced a solo on my own for a performance, however I have done duet's and with two others. But I would really like too.

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Oh its not that bad, you don't do a solo on your own. you dance the solo steps but you do it as a group. Normally everyone does all of the solo's, then you choose one for the performance, but I guess you don't have to do it if you don't want.I've never danced a solo on my own for a performance, however I have done duet's and with two others. But I would really like too.

That's a relief - my memory for combinations isn't the best!

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The LAB is a large group of dancers .....60 plus.....so whatever dances are learnt on a course there are always at least another 16-20 girls doing the same dances at the same time when they are performed at the end of the course.......so if you were a bit nervous about it you could ask to be at the back!!

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Got my conformation on Saturday. Now its finding a suitable hotel. July and August is expensive at the Covent Garden travel Lodge where I normally stay, Farringdon is considerably cheaper, especially if its a saver booking. Must check some more out.

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Got my conformation on Saturday. Now its finding a suitable hotel. July and August is expensive at the Covent Garden travel Lodge where I normally stay, Farringdon is considerably cheaper, especially if its a saver booking. Must check some more out.

I'm planning to get a room in a house for the week - on a very tight budget!

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I assume that's B and B. I must sort something out this week while things are comparatively quiet, although I do have a full day of ballet tomorrow.

 

I've just paid for another rep workshop for Swan Lake with RAD, and waiting conformation on dates for two other workshops on "Mid Summer Night Dream" and "Cinderella" with Northern.

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