Manila’s premier dance school Steps Dance Studio is holding its summer dance workshop, which is open to all beginning and advanced dance students. This year’s workshop, which runs everyday until May 24, is expected to be especially exciting and memorable as it culminates in Steps’ 20th anniversary concert.
Steps Summer Dance Workshop consists of regular courses and master classes, from classical ballet using the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus, modern dance, jazz, street dance and tap dancing, to special classes on partnering, music for ballet, pointe work, technique and improvisation. Pilates is also offered.
This year, the workshop features foreign choreographers—the French Guillaume Morgan and the American Nicola Ayoub—and award-winning Steps alumni such as Marcelino Libao from Hamburg Ballet.
With the comprehensive and creative summer curriculum, Steps Dance Studio founder and managing director Sofia Zobel-Elizalde says, “Students usually can expect to see an improvement in their skill and proficiency after taking our intensive summer workshops, which are conducted in a fun, productive environment. It is our first summer here at our new dance school, Steps Dance Center, which is a first-rate facility that has been designed to inspire students and artists to dance and create.”
Steps will hold its first-ever back-to-back anniversary concert, which will feature the restaging of successful and memorable productions. This includes the choreography by the late Tony Fabella, one of the Philippines foremost classical ballet choreographer, and award-winning performances by Steps students in local and international competitions.
The concerts will be held on May 30 and June 1, 6 p.m., at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.
The workshop and the concert are supported by Elro Corporation, official Philippine distributor of Ipanema, Grendha and Rider footwear; Radio High 105.9FM; Stores Specialists, Inc.
Call 6216186 or 9493038 to 39.