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Peabody Dance


for ballet students age 8 to young adult



Communicating Beauty: the essence of classical ballet
for dance teachers, other dance professionals, and invited dance lovers

Sunday, October 11, 2015

at the Peabody Dance studios in downtown Baltimore

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APPLY NOW for the Master Classes
APPLY NOW for the Ballet Teachers' Seminar

The Morning Master Classes

will be taught by our distinguished guest faculty Kee-Juan Han, Rhodie Jorgenson, Arantxa Ochoa, and Marcia Dale Weary. The classes are designed for serious ballet students at all levels, age 8 to young adult. The one-hour Elementary Ballet classes, levels A, B, and C, are available only to students age 8 to 12 chosen by Senior Teachers attending the full-day Ballet Teachers' Seminar. All Elementary ballet students are required to attend a placement class at 9:30 am on Sunday in order to receive their appropriate class assignments. (Elementary Ballet classes are scheduled at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:00 noon, and Elementary students may receive permission to observe upper-level classes when they are not in their assigned class.)

All Intermediate and Advanced level classes for enrolled students age 11 and up are scheduled from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in two 90-minute periods. The first period of classes includes: Intermediate Ballet for male and female students; Upper-Intermediate/Advanced Men's Class; and Advanced Ballet for female students. The second period includes: Pointe One (11:30 am-12:30 pm); Pointe Two/Variations (11:30 am - 1:00 pm); and Variations/Partnering (by invitation only).

Class Descriptions

Intermediate Ballet: 10:00-11:30 am
Check in 9:15-9:45 am

For male and female students age 11 and up with at least 4 years of consistent ballet training

Upper-Intermediate/Advanced Men's Class: 10:00-11:30 am
Check in 9:15-9:45 am

For male students age 12 and up with 5 or more years of consistent ballet training

Advanced Ballet: 10:00-11:30 am
Check in 9:15-9:45 am

For female students age 13 and up with at least 5 years of intensive ballet training

Elementary Ballet: 9:30 am placement class
Check in 8:30-9:15 am
Classes held at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon

For selected students age 8-12 of Senior Teachers attending the Ballet Teachers' Seminar. Students should have a minimum of 2 years of consistent ballet training.

Pointe One
11:30-12:30 pm

For female students with 1-3 years of pointe training

Pointe Two/Variations
11:30-1:00 pm

For female students age 13 and up with 3 or more years of intensive pointe training

11:30-1:00 pm

For all male students (except Elementary Ballet boys) and invited career-entry level female students

Master Class Tuition

Individual Students
Intermediate and Advanced Levels
first class only: $35; both classes: $50

Elementary Level
one class: $15
(available only to students selected by Senior Teachers)

Student Groups

A 20% discount is available to five or more Intermediate and Advanced students attending from the same school. (Discount will be applied to the total order; see instructions on the Ballet Teachers' Seminar application form.) 


The Full-Day Ballet Teachers' Seminar

The aspiring goal of this year's event continues Peabody Dance's efforts to join with friends and colleagues in our dance world for a discussion and demonstration of important issues and questions. It is offered primarily to ballet teachers at all levels of experience but also to professional ballet dancers, artistic directors and ballet masters; college dance instructors and dance majors; invited dance writers and critics; and others who have a love and deep interest in dance.

The full-day event, conceived and directed by Peabody Dance's revered Artistic Advisor, Barbara Weisberger, and her indispensable partner, Anna-Marie Rabassi-Davis, consists of two elements: the morning Master Class observation and the afternoon Demonstration-Discussions. The afternoon session includes four main segments: 1) a video presentation by Robert Greskovic, the highly respected dance writer and critic, "looking at beauty over the centuries;" 2) the legendary Marcia Dale Weary teaches her CPYB students in preparation for a rehearsal session; 3) the beautiful Arantxa Ochoa acts as ballet mistress and sets a new dance on the CPYB students; and 4) participant Discussion, Questions and Answers. The Seminar's success truly depends on the active participation of all of the attendees, and comments and questions triggered by the Master Class observations and also by the whole spectrum of one's dance-related experiences, will have an enormous effect.


Ballet Teachers' Seminar Tuition

Individual Teachers
Senior Teachers: $85
a) The full morning of Master Class observation
b) Your selection of up to five Elementary Ballet students
c) Three hours of afternoon Seminar sessions

Junior Teachers and other attendees: $70
a) The full morning of Master Class observation
b) Three hours of afternoon Seminar sessions

Teacher Groups
Four or more ballet teachers attending from the same school may receive a 10% discount off the total order. (See instructions on the Ballet Teachers' Seminar application form.)


Don't wait for the last minute rush to enroll. Ensure your place at Peabody Dance's popular annual dance event. HERE'S HOW:

Forms and payment will be processed in order of receipt until enrollment is filled. This annual event is popular and space is limited; early enrollment is strongly encouraged. We cannot guarantee that space will be available after Friday, October 9, 2015. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Peabody Dance at at 410-234-4626.


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