NL Moves – October 

Ballet for 10 – 12 year olds with Sandra Blackmore

When: Sunday October 7th from 1PM to 3 PM
Where: Dance Studio West (51 West Street, Corner Brook)

DanceNL is proud to present our second NL Moves workshop – this time happening in Corner Brook! All interested 10 to 12 year olds are welcome to participate in this FREE Ballet Workshop with Sandra Blackmore.

About the class – The ballet class will involve a series of body alignment and conditioning exercises. Age appropriate ballet techniques will be studied, from barre work through to centre work. Expressive use of ports de bras will be encouraged along with an introduction to ballet mime and gestures. Requirements for point work will be discussed including the necessary posture and strength required for careful training. Foot and lower leg exercises using the exercise band will be introduced. The class focuses on developing correct technique while encouraging a broad and generous sense of movement. There will be a creative movement component that encourages expression, rhythm and dynamics as well as discussion on different ways to use and interpret music.

Dancers please bring: a ballet leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, hair in a ballet bun, exercise band.

About Sandra Blackmore – Inspiring dancers for over 25 years, Sandra teaches classical ballet firmly rooted in the tradition of Enrico Cecchetti. Drawing from her studies in contemporary dance, anatomy and history, along with a variety of classical dance styles, Sandra teaches with a broad and dynamic perspective. A performer herself for many years, she encourages a rhythmic, energetic use of space and with a strong sense of performance. Sandra holds Licentiate level qualification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing , Cecchetti Society Faculty. She also holds the Cecchetti Advanced 2 exam along with the ISTD’s Certificate of applied Anatomy and Physiology. Sandra studied in Toronto for several years at the Lois Smith School of Dance/ George Brown College, Joan Kohal Studio of Ballet as well as summer seminars at the National Ballet School and York University.

NL Moves is a monthly workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province. NL Moves workshops are happening every month throughout Newfoundland until May, 2013.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.