Ballet Manila to hold summer workshop starting April 10 | Inquirer Lifestyle

Ballet Manila to hold summer workshop starting April 10

Ballet Manila School, the educational arm of the country’s premier classical ballet company, will hold its annual intensive summer workshop, Just Dance XVI, on April 10-May 26. Enrollment is ongoing.

 

Classes offered are Ballet Technique (Levels 1-3), Baby Ballet, Pointe (Intermediate and Advanced), Boys’ Training, Pas de Deux/Partnering, Variation/Repertoire, Modern Dance/Jazz, Yoga and Adult Ballet.

 

Classes will be held Tuesdays-Saturdays at Ballet Manila studios, 1915 Donada St., Pasay City. Each session will last an hour to one hour and 15 minutes.

 

Prima ballerina and BM artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and artistic associate  Osias Barroso lead the faculty roster, which will also include BM’s seasoned dancers and teachers.

 

Auditions for half and full scholarships will be held March 16-17 at the Ballet Manila studios. Registration starts at 10 a.m., while audition proper starts at 2 p.m. Registration fee is P300. Applicants who do not qualify for scholarships may enroll as regular paying students for the workshop.

 

The summer workshop will culminate in student performances of “The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess” on May 25-26, 3 p.m., at Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

 

A certificate of completion will be awarded to each student at the end of the workshop.

 

Ballet Manila offers a P26,500 workshop package, inclusive of tuition, registration and recital fees; costume rental for the two-day student performances; photo shoot for the souvenir program; two copies of the souvenir program; and 30 tickets to the two-day student performances (15 tickets per performance). The package does not include uniform (leotards, tights and ballet shoes).

 

For inquiries, call the Ballet Manila office at 400-0292 and 525-5967 (look for Bugs, Icet or Dante); visit www.balletmanila.com.ph; or e-mail [email protected]