Wales Summer Dance 2020 & Wales International Ballet Summer School 2020

20th July – 31st July 2020, Riverfront Theatre, Newport

With special guest teacher Sander Blommaert

Ballet Cymru are offering fantastic creative and ballet courses this summer!

Each course is designed to accommodate a range of levels and experience in ballet,
from grade work standard right up to professional level. All courses include ballet technique class, ballet repertoire and choreography.

Some classes, depending on the course, include pointe work, male/female coaching, pas de deux, Pilates and stretching.

Wales Summer Dance ballet courses are led by the professional dancers of Ballet Cymru and guest teachers.

The Wales International Ballet Summer School includes working with the professional dancers and Artistic Directors of Ballet Cymru and guest teacher, Sander Blommaert.

Ballet Cymru is an inclusive company and welcomes applications from young dancers with disabilities and from protected characteristics.

All courses culminate in performances for an audience on the main stage at The Riverfront Theatre, Newport.

More details on each course are listed on the following page. To apply, please select one of our courses, then complete and return the 2-page application form (please do not send any payment yet) to:

Louise Lloyd / Wales Summer Dance: louiselloyd@welshballet.co.uk

NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 26th JUNE 2020

Applications after this date may not be considered. Please note that you may not receive a response until a few weeks after application. Places are limited, so apply quickly to avoid disappointment!

Download Application Form

Week One: Monday 20th – Friday 24th July 2020

Culminating in a performance at the Riverfront Theatre Newport on Friday 24th July, 2.30pm

Ballet Course 1:
(Age 10+)
9.30am – 12.30pm*
Creative Course 2:
(Age 10+)
1.30 – 4.30pm*
Ballet Course 1: Ballet technique class followed by ballet repertoire (pointe work not necessary)
Creative Course 2: Creative warm up/class followed by creative choreography.
*Participants can choose to attend the whole day or just the morning or afternoon course.
Course fee: Half day = £90 / Full day = £150
Ballet Course 3:
Elementary/Intermediate level (Age 12+)
9.30am – 5.30pm
Basic pointe work is necessary for this course
Course includes daily ballet class, pointe work, classical repertoire, creative choreography, stretching.
Course fee: £160

Week Two: Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July 2020

Culminating in a performance at the Riverfront Theatre Newport on Friday 31st July, 7.30pm

Ballet Course 4:
Intermediate/Advanced (Age 15+)
9.30am – 5.30pm
An advanced ballet technique and a minimum of 4 years pointe experience is necessary for this course

Course includes daily ballet class, pointe, pas de deux, female/male coaching, classical repertoire, creative choreography, stretching/Pilates.

Please provide dance photographs of choice with your application for this course

Course fee: £180
Wales International Ballet Summer School

Advanced and professional/graduate dancers (Age 18+)
Working with the professional dancers and Artistic Directors of Ballet Cymru, & guest teacher Sander Blommaert.
9.30am – 5.30pm

Daily classical company class on stage with the Artistic Directors of Ballet Cymru and Guest Teachers, followed by classes in Pointe/Male Coaching, Pas De Deux, Repertoire, Stretch/Pilates and Choreography.
Please send dance photographs of choice or a link/video of class or solo work with your application for this course
Accommodation suggestions are available upon request.
Course fee: £200

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