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Ballet Appreciation Series:
The Sleeping Beauty

Corps de Ballet Choreography
Variation Workshop

26 & 27 March 2022

Studio by Raquel Yeo proudly presents the Ballet Appreciation Series: The Sleeping Beauty.


Based on Charles Perrault's timeless fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting ballet that features the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa.


The ballet tells the story of the lovely Princess Aurora who is cursed at her christening by Carabosse, the Fairy of Darkness. A curse has been placed on Princess Aurora that she will one day prick her finger on a spindle and die. The Lilac Fairy softens the curse by promising that Princess Aurora shall not die from the prick of her finger, but will fall into a slumber of 100 years upon her 16th birthday only to be awoken by a kiss from Prince Desiré.

Over the 2-day workshop, get inducted to the beloved classic story of The Sleeping Beauty and learn a choreography from the ballet.

This workshop is targeted to adult learners of two levels: Beginner and Intermediate. Participants can choose the level based on their dance experience.

*In view of the COVID-19 climate, all participants need to be fully vaccinated.

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Yes, it's only in my dreams. But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it's sure to come true, and I've seen him so many times.

Princess Aurora

Beginner Level


Act I Garland Waltz Corps de Ballet Choreography Workshop
(Beginner Level)

In Act I of The Sleeping Beauty, the kingdom celebrates Princess Aurora's 16th birthday. The atmosphere is festive and the celebration is made complete with a waltz danced by the villagers with garlands.

This waltz became one of Tchaikovsky's most famous works. It later became a song titled Once Upon a Dream, which was written for the 1959 animated musical fantasy film Sleeping Beauty produced by Walt Disney.

No dance experience required.

Closing Date: 24 March 2022, 23:59

Intermediate Level

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Act III Jewels Variation Workshop
(Intermediate Level)

In Act III of The Sleeping Beauty, the entire kingdom celebrates the wedding of Princess Aurora and the Prince Desiré. In attendance are the Gold, Silver, and Ruby Jewel Fairies. Their performance boasts their refined and elegant technique and a touch of lightness that absolutely sparkles on stage.


The variation comprises ballet steps such as relevé passé, attitude jeté, assemblé and emboîté.

Closing Date: 24 March 2022, 23:59

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