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Summer Intensive MasterClass

15-28 July 2024
Ljubljana - Slovenia
With  Nina Ananiashvili
Stéphane Phavorin
 Denis Matvienko
And
Special Guest  Olga Smirnova

In Partnership with Ballet Photographer Mariia Kulchytska
Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana
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Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana
Stéphane Phavorin
Nina Ananiashvili
Denis Matvienko

Offering Ballet School Artists and Novice Dancers the opportunity to receive world-class Ballet training from Professional Teachers and renowned Artists Nina Ananiashvili, Stéphane Phavorin & Denis Matvienko

This intensive 2 week long program is designed to provide valuable knowledge in the field of both Classical and Duo dance, allowing participants to refine their technique and acting skills alongside two experienced Artists who have performed their Classical repertoire across different versions and interpretations

Nina, Stéphane and Denis have worked a lifetime with world-renowned Theatres and understand what it takes to succeed in Ballet


What’s unique about our Summer Intensive MasterClass?
We offer a combination of four legendary Ballet Schools, including the Paris Opera Ballet School, the Moscow State Ballet School (Bolshoi Theatre), the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Russia (Mariinsky Theatre), the Tbilisi State School of Ballet Art named after V.Chebukiani, and the Kiev State Choreographic School

Our outstanding teachers have worked with theatres such as the the Paris Opéra Ballet, the London’s Royal Ballet, and the Colón Theatre Ballet (Buenos Aires), the American Ballet (New York), the Royal Ballet (London), the Opera Garnier (Paris), the New National Theatre in Tokyo, and Theatre las Calos (Milan), and have performed productions by internationally known choreographers such as Balanchine, Robbins, Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kilian and Sir William McMillan, among others

 

The program is equally also a great opportunity for Ballet Couples to enhance their Duet skills through specialized Duet Classes. Participants will develop much greater self-awareness, a far deeper understanding of personal capabilities, strengths, areas needing improvement, and unique attributes as a solid dancer, growing in confidence throughout the program. Every day participants will finish with one hour stretching class to improve mobility of joints and flexibility of muscles

 


 

 

Olga Smirnova - Principal of the Dutch National Ballet will be our special guest on 15th and 16th July, giving participants of the 1st week an opportunity to attend classical and pointe-technique class

Exclusively for professional dancers Olga will give an afternoon masterclass which can be booked for 1 or 2 days. More details can be found in the schedule further below...
 

To learn more about our 2023 Summer Intensive in Brno - Czech Republic please  Click Here

Olga Smirnova

 

Event Venue & Location
Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana
Ižanska cesta 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
 

Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana
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Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana
Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana
Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana
Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana
Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Ljubljana

 

Tentative Groups, Schedule & Timings
(For Professional Groups)

Participant Groups:

  • Group A  12-14 years old (On Pointe Shoes)

  • Group B  14-17 years old

  • Group C  18-30 years old
     

Trainers for Week 1 (15 - 21 July 2024): 
Nina Ananiashvili, Stéphane Phavorin & Denis Matvienko

Olga Smirnova - Classical & pointe-technique 15th & 16th July
 

Trainers for Week 2 (22 - 28 July 2024):
Stéphane Phavorin & Denis Matvienko

 

Subjects: Classical dance, duet classical dance, repertoire, pointe technique (girls), technique (men), stretching technique
Please note groups are formed after first day of master class, depending on professional levels

Projected Schedule for MasterClass (Group A):

  • 9:00-9:45 Warm up with stretching, floor gymnastics for muscle functions and warm up before class with Ganna Muromtseva 

  • 10:00 -11:30 Classical dance lesson 

  • 11:45- 13:00 Technique on pointe  

  • 13:00-14:00 Break 

  • 14:00-16:00 Repertoire

  • Sunday (21st July) Day off

  • Sunday (28th July) Certificate award ceremony and final performance on the KGBL stage (Each participant can invite 2 guests)

Projected Schedule for MasterClass (Group B & C):

  • 10:00-11:30 Classical dance lesson

  • 11:45-12:15 Technique on pointe shoes (girls) / technique (boys)

  • 12:30-14:00 Duet classical dance

  • 14:00-15:00 Break

  • 15:00-17:00 Repertoire

  • 17:00-18:00 Wave in Motion / Stretching technique 

  • Sunday (21st July) Day off

  • Sunday (28th July) Certificate award ceremony and final performance on the KGBL stage (Each participant can invite 2 guests)


We reserve the right to sort groups not only by age, but also considering the participants' professional training and level of skills, which will be assessed during first day. Schedule changes are possible, depending on the number of participants

Learn About "Wave in Motion" By Maša Kagao Knez


Discover a comprehensive program designed to enhance movement mastery and artistic interpretation across various dance forms. Rooted in principles from the Gyrotonic method, our approach integrates strength, flexibility, and rhythmicity through fluid, circular movements inspired by West African dances. Emphasizing spinal articulation, breath awareness, and muscle activation, dancers are guided towards alignment, amplitude, and dynamic expression. Explore conscious leg movements, balance transitions, and spatial dynamics to elevate your dance journey

Fluid flowing and circular movement focused on diverse spinal articulation, full-body flow, and intentional leg coordination

Awareness and activation of individual muscle groups to achieve balance, greater amplitudes, weight and balance transition in body

Move into space while working on dynamics, rhythmicality, musicality, spatial awareness and direction of movement

Wave in Motion
Wave in Motion
Wave in Motion

A truly unique & inspirational program!

 

Tentative Groups, Schedule & Timings
(For Pre-Professional & First Step on Point Shoes Group)


This group is designed for junior dancers who are looking to develop and master their fundamental ballet skills with professional ballerina of Hungarian National Ballet Ganna Muromtseva!
You will also have the opportunity to receive an additional workshop with Ganna on how to prepare pointe shoes for work as beginner ballerinas often have many questions about how to choose the right shoe model, size, and of course how to properly sew ribbons and elastics and do everything necessary for graceful steps in pointe shoes. Ganna will share her knowledge, experience, and secrets with you!

All participants must have only their own pointe shoes with them. The Ballet.Stage team will provide the remaining materials...

Participant Groups:

  • Group D 10-13 years old (First steps on pointe shoes)
     

Trainers for Week 1 & 2 (15 - 28 July 2024): 
Ganna Muromsteva

 

Trainers for Saturday's Classes:
Nina Ananiashvili, Stéphane Phavorin & Denis Matvienko

Projected Schedule for MasterClass:

  • 12:30 -13:15 Warm up with stretching, floor gymnastics for muscle functions and warm up before the class. 

  • 13:30-14:30 Class 

  • 14:30 -15:00 First steps on pointe shoes 

  • 15:00-16:00 Break

  • 16:00-17:00 Repertoire (preparing a joint performance for the concert)

  • Sunday (21st July) Day off 

  • Sunday (28th July) Certificate award ceremony and final performance on the KGBL stage (Each participant can invite 2 guests)

    Standing on pointe shoes and the possibilities of the dance repertoire are strictly at the discretion of the teacher based on the preparation of each individual student
    We reserve the right to sort groups not only by age, but also considering the participants' professional training and level of skills, which will be assessed during first day. Schedule changes are possible, depending on the number of participants


 

Ganna Muromtseva

Exclusive MasterClass by Olga Smirnova

15th & 16th July 2024

(Only For Professional Dancers)

This masterclass is designed strictly for professional dancers aged 14 or above
Join for 1 or 2 days and level up your dance skills with world-renowned principal dancer. Refine your technique on her classical and pointe technique class
 

Date: 15th & 16th July 2024
Daily Time: 13:00 -14:30


Please note that pre-approval will be required to participate, applications will close on the 15th June 2024
 

Limited spaces available so register today to secure your spot and take your dancing to new heights!

 

MasterClass Fees

CATEGORY

FEES

DEPOSIT

Professional Groups

1 week admission

3300 AED

Approx. 820 Euro

850 AED

Approx. 212 Euro

2 week admission 

5900 AED

Approx. 1470 Euro

1200 AED

Approx. 300 Euro

Pre-Professional & First Steps on Pointe Shoes Group

1 week admission 

1850 AED

Approx. 460 Euro

925 AED

Approx. 230 Euro

2 week admission 

3400 AED

Approx. 850 Euro

1700 AED

Approx. 425 Euro

MasterClass by Olga Smirnova (Professional Dancers Only)

1 day admission 

800 AED

Approx. 205 Euro

2 day admission 

1200 AED

Approx. 307 Euro

  • Flexible payment links will be included in email confirmation after acceptance

  • Payments are transacted in AED currency but can be paid in any currency

  • Admission does not include accommodation or transportation

  • Private or Duet lessons available on request, contact us to book (Limited space)

  • Private Photoshoots available on request, to book or learn more click here

 

Terms & Conditions

  • To apply to the Ballet Stage Summer Intensive Masterclass, participants must complete an Online Application Form which is available on the event's website. Along with applications, participants should upload a portrait photo with a clear background.

  • Participants who are professional, semi-professional, or have completed at least one year of full-time training for a career in dance and are 13 years or older by the start of the masterclass are eligible to apply.

  • The deadline for applications is 15th June 2024. As places are limited, we recommended to apply as soon as possible!

  • Participant must inform of any allergies or health problems and submit an accompanying letter via email to info@balletstage.com

  • During submission of the application, a deposit or full admission must be paid to guarantee the admission.

  • If paying a deposit, the remaining balance must be paid by 15th May 2024.

  • Payments are transacted in AED currency but can be made from any other currency.

  • Bank transfers are possible, please contact us for details.

  • If paying by bank transfer, any bank fees are paid by the participant or the payee.

  • The organizers reserve the right to retain all or part of the course fees if the applicant withdraws from the course.

  • Participants get access to a WhatsApp chat-group where admin updates are shared.

  • The final schedule for the masterclass will be posted on the notice board of the studios on the first day of the masterclasses.

  • Participants are expected to bring normal practice wear, and female candidates should bring pointe shoes with them.

  • The organizers are not responsible for any damage or injury caused to any person attending the course or for the loss of any property.

  • The organizers reserve the right to change the teachers or artists in the event of illness or any other unavoidable circumstances.

  • The organizers are not providing accommodation or transportation.

  • We recommend that participants have personal insurance in case of emergencies.

  • Participants should not attend this masterclass if they have pre-existing injuries.

  • All participant grant permission to the production company, and related audition sponsors, organizers, management, third party affiliates and producers to use any personal photographs/video content without expecting payment or compensation for the purpose of public relations, marketing, TV, and advertising or other...
     

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