April Ballet Academy 2019

Registration & Information

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CLASSES & LEVELS

Please note:

  • During April Academy the studio will be open from 9am to 4.15pm.
  • The class timetable by level will be confirmed via email before the April Academy commences.  Class hours by level are indicated below.  The start and finish times may be staggered by level.
  • Some classes may combine levels if numbers require.
  • Registrations are limited to 14 dancers per level.
  • If you would prefer not to dance on Anzac Day morning, please let us know, we may be able to offer a 3.5 day option, numbers permitting.

JUNIOR (RAD Grades 4 & 5)

  • Classical Ballet or Contemporary daily
  • Pilates
  • Total dance hours:  2.00
  • Tuition:  $160

INTERMEDIATE I (RAD Intermediate Foundation)

  • Classical Ballet
  • Pilates
  • Contemporary
  • RAD Coaching (Intermediate Foundation)
  • Total dance hours:  4.50
  • Tuition:  $360

INTERMEDIATE II (RAD Intermediate)

  • Classical Ballet
  • Pilates
  • Contemporary
  • RAD Coaching (Intermediate)
  • Total dance hours:  4.50
  • Tuition:  $360

SENIOR I (RAD Advanced Foundation)

  • Classical Ballet
  • Pilates
  • Contemporary
  • RAD Coaching (Advanced Foundation)
  • Total dance hours:  4.75
  • Tuition:  $380

SENIOR II (RAD Advanced 1 & 2)

  • Classical Ballet
  • Pilates
  • Contemporary
  • RAD Coaching (Advanced 1&2)
  • Total dance hours:  4.50
  • Tuition:  $360

DATES, LOCATION & TUITION

Dates:

Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th April 2019

Venue:

Wellington Dance, 182 Thorndon Quay

Times:
  • During April Academy the studio will be open from 9am to 4.15pm.
  • The class timetable by level will be confirmed via email before the April Academy commences.  Class hours by level are indicated below.  The start and finish times may be staggered by level.
Tuition:  
  • JUNIOR (RAD Grades 4 & 5) Tuition:  $160
  • INTERMEDIATE I (RAD Intermediate Foundation)  Tuition:  $360
  • INTERMEDIATE II (RAD Intermediate)  Tuition:  $360
  • SENIOR I (RAD Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & 2)  Tuition:  $380
  • SENIOR II (RAD Advanced 1 & 2) Tuition:  $360

$50 non-refundable deposit due on registration, balance April 1st. 

Payment plans are available (deposit must be paid), please email office@wellingtondance.co.nz

 

TUTORS

Richard Bowman

Richard Bowman is an acclaimed international ballet master, coach and répétiteur with dance organizations throughout the world. Richard Bowman was born and trained in Auckland, New Zealand. At 16 Richard Bowman was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to complete his training at the Royal Ballet School in London, England and is the recipient of the 1987 Sir John Logan Campbell Award – New Zealand’s highest ballet award.

Richard Bowman has performed with many world-renowned ballet companies as a guest and principal artist including the Vienna State Opera, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Australian Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre. He has been noted throughout his career not only for his physique and technical brilliance, but also his ability to capture audiences with ease.

In 2012, Richard was appointed as a member of American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum Artistic Board of Examiners & Instructors. Shortly thereafter, he became a senior faculty member at ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in NYC. In 2015, Alexei Ratmansky appointed Richard Bowman Children’s Ballet Master for his reconstruction of ABT’s Sleeping Beauty.

In addition to the Youth America Grand Prix, Richard Bowman also serves as a judge and master teacher for many international ballet competitions and schools.

Currently Richard Bowman is serving as ballet master for Vitacca Vocational School for Dance, Open Dance Project and Excelsior Ballet, Houston Texas.

Paula Hunt

Paula Hunt is renowned throughout the ballet teaching world for her passion, energy and commitment to the Royal Academy of Dance and to excellence in teaching dance.

Paula was appointed an examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance in 1985, and in 2005
became Chair of the Panel of Examiners. She trained and mentored over 200 examiners
and tutors who examine the Academy’s syllabus and deliver the Academy’s training courses throughout the world.  Since 2006, Paula worked closely with outgoing Artistic
Director, Lynn Wallis on the development of the Academy’s graded and vocational graded syllabi and eventually served as Artistic Director in London before returning to New Zealand in 2018.

Jane Booth (nee McDermott)

Jane began dancing at the age of 4, winning the Sir John Logan Campbell Ballet Award in 1983. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance her career as a professional dancer saw her perform principal roles with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Vienna Festival Ballet. Jane’s interest in Pilates began over 20 years ago whilst dancing. In 2003 she certified in Pilates Mat and Equipment and has since added further qualifications in Pilates and physiology to enhance her teaching.  Further, Jane successfully completed the Royal Academy of Dancing teacher’s certificate at the New Zealand School of Dance, has been invited to guest teach Pilates classes to corporates and fitness instructors; adjudicate dance competitions; deliver dance school assessments and is a popular choice for private coaching sessions in Pilates and dance. Her Pilates Studio, En Avant Pilates, is situated at the Kapiti Dance Centre.

Sarsha Forbes

Sarsha trained with Alison Pond Dance Academy until she took up a scholarship at La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore.  Since returning to New Zealand Sarsha has taught and choreographed many dance styles – she has also performed and choreographed in many musicals, including Les Miserables, JC Superstar, King & I and Chicago.  Sarsha is a qualified and registered teacher of both the RAD and NZAMD organisations and currently teaches Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS!

As part of the April Ballet Academy, two scholarships will be offered:

  • Classical Scholarship April Academy 2020
  • Contemporary Scholarship April Academy 2020

 

ENROL FOR APRIL ACADEMY HERE!

Any questions please email office@wellingtondance.co.nz