Ballet Appreciation Series:
The Spanish Dance Variation Workshop
14, 21, 28 August 2022
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppélia tells a story of the mysterious dollmaker Dr Coppélius who owns a beautiful life-sized mechanical doll, Coppélia. The mysterious girl sitting on the balcony of Dr Coppélius’ house catches the eyes of a village young man named Franz who is engaged to Swanilda. However, Franz does not realise that Coppélia is a doll whom the toymaker is trying to bring to life with a magical spell. Swanilda decides to masquerade as Coppélia and plays along with Dr. Coppélius’ spells. Love triumphs over all in this comedy of mistaken identity and the finale is a joyful celebration of the lovers’ wedding.
Join us for the Ballet Appreciation Series: Coppélia Variation Workshop and get inducted to this enchanting and lighthearted comic ballet. The workshop includes a technique class and a study on The Spanish Dance variation from Act II.
On the last day of the workshop, you will be given the opportunity to perform the variation and be filmed for personal keepsake. There will also be an optional Zoom performance for your family and friends.
By the end of the workshop, you will:
Gain a better insight about Coppélia;
Add a new variation to your existing repertoire;
Get connected to a community of like-minded balletomane;
Develop a keener eye at your next Coppélia ballet performance in the theatre.
This workshop is targeted to teen and adult learners. If you need advice on whether you are suited to join the workshop, please reach out to us via WhatsApp at 8861 0430 or email@example.com.
Have good understanding of secure posture and ballet technique.
Suited for anyone who has at least 2 or more years of ballet training / RAD Grade 5 / Intermediate Foundation qualification
Frequently Asked Questions
What movements will I expect to learn and do in the variation?
There are movements like walks, balancés, posés in attitude devant, pas de bourée, and chaînés. You will learn these movements through developmental exercises preceding the variation study.
Will we use any prop in the variation?
Yes! You'll be taught to dance with a hand fan. We promise it'll be lots of fun dancing with it.
14, 21, 28 August 2022 (Sun)
Free Movement Solutions
494 MacPherson Road
2.30pm - 4.00pm
SBRY Student Special | $140 per participant
Regular | $150 per participant