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Day of Master Classes
Sunday, October 8, 2017

For serious ballet students (ages 8 – young adult)
Join us for inspiring master classes taught by a distinguished guest faculty including Rafael Grigorian, Norma Pera, and Anna-Marie Rabassi-Davis. Classes are offered for students ages 8 and up at elementary*, intermediate and advanced levels.

Intermediate and Advanced ballet classes: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Elementary ballet classes: 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Master Class Offerings

*Elementary 1 & Elementary 2 Ballet (FREE 75-minute class)
Available only to students selected by Senior Ballet Teachers attending the Seminar
Ages 8-12 with at least two years of ballet training

Intermediate 1 Ballet (75-minute class)
Students ages 11-14 with four or more years of intensive ballet training

Intermediate 2 Ballet (90-minute class)
Female students ages 12 + with five or more years of intensive ballet training and experience on pointe

Intermediate 2/Advanced Men’s Class
Male students ages 13+ with intensive ballet training

Advanced Ballet (90-minute class)
Female students ages 14+ with several years of intensive ballet training

Pointe 1 (FREE 30-minute class)
Female students ages 11+ with at least six months of pointe training

Pointe 2 (60-minute class)
Female students ages 13+ with two or more years of pointe training

Pointe 3/Variations (90-minute class)
Female students ages 14+ with four or more years of intensive pointe training

Partnering/Variations (90-minute class)
For all Intermediate and Advanced male students and invited, career-entry level female students

Intermediate and Advanced

Just $25 to attend one class. Attend both classes and save $10!


Intermediate and Advanced Levels: $25/$40
First class: $25
Two classes: $40

*Elementary Level: FREE
Space limited to students selected by Senior Ballet Teachers attending the Seminar

Teachers & Other Attendees

Full morning of master class observation, lunch, and afternoon seminars.

Ballet Seminar

DANCE: Seeing the Music

For ballet teachers, dance professionals, and dance lovers

Once again, Peabody Dance will demonstrate and discuss important dance topics and examine persistent questions in teaching the art of beautiful movement. The day is offered not only to ballet teachers at all levels of experience, but also to professional dancers, artistic directors, ballet masters, college dance instructors and dance majors, dance writers and critics, and others whose involvement in dance runs deep.

This full-day event, led by Peabody Dance’s Artistic Advisor Barbara Weisberger and Anna-Marie Rabassi-Davis, consists of two elements: the morning of Master Class observation and the afternoon Demonstration-Discussions. Rafael Grigorian, master teacher; Norma Pera, Baltimore School for the Arts’ Dance Department Head; and other outstanding dance and music professionals will lead the Demonstration-Discussions.

The afternoon sessions will focus on classical ballet and other theatrical dance forms as visual music, and will explore the ways in which musicality is essential to dance and how it influences technique. The seminar’s success truly depends on the active participation of all who attend. Come and be prepared not only to observe, but to comment, question, and share your insights!

Photos by Paul Wegner