Royal New Zealand Ballet Workshop!

Our students were very lucky on Tuesday to have the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Education Officer visited the studio for two workshops!

Pagan from RNZB demonstrating a plie

Both classes took class, both at the barre and in the centre (there were some lovely port de bras exercises).

Junior Barre

The Junior students practised their 'Spanish walks' and acted out the bandit scene from the ballet Carmen.

'Spanish Walks'

The Bandits

The Senior students were taught two pieces of repertoire from Roland Petit's ballets L'Arlesienne and Carmen.

'L'Arlesienne'

'Carmen' (who doesn't love a fan variation?)

Then on Wednesday, along with other members of the public, students were treated to 'Ballet in a Box', watching the company's daily class as well as the Paquita pas de trois, The Sleeping Beauty Wedding pas de deux, Le Corsaire pas de deux, the famous Dying Swan solo, and two exquisite neo classical works.

RNZB dancer Mayu Tanigaito

A big thank you to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and well done to the students who took the classes!

- Selene

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