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Studio Open House 2022

In celebration of the grand opening of Studio by Raquel Yeo, I organised a studio open house on 5 - 8 January 2022. The open house was an opportunity for many curious learners of all ages and abilities to experience some of our in-studio programmes such as:

  • Movers and Shakers (Music and Movement programme for children ages 3 - 4)

  • Royal Academy of Dance Pre-Primary in Dance (for children age 5 and up)

  • Royal Academy of Dance Grade 5 (for adult learners)

  • Studio Ballet Basics (Level 1 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet)

  • Studio Ballet Classic (Level 2 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet)

  • Progressing Ballet Technique (for teens and adults)

Here are some snippets of the in-studio classes during the Studio Open House:


Studio Ballet Basics (Level 1 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet)

Dancers in Studio Ballet Basics (Level 1 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet) learning port de bras (poor-t duh braw) in one of the centre practice exercises.


In French, port de bras means the carriage of arms. It describes how dancers move their arms from one position to another.



Studio Ballet Basics (Level 2 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet)

Dancers in Studio Ballet Classic (Level 2 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet) learning port de bras (poor-t duh braw) and adage (a-dahj). There are more complex combinations incorporated in the exercises for the Level 2 ballet class.


Adage refers to slow movements, typically performed with the greatest amount of grace and fluidity. These slow movements allow dancers to improve their ability to control leg movement and extension while keeping the entire body controlled and aligned.



Studio Ballet Basics (Level 2 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet)

Dancers in Studio Ballet Basics (Level 2 Non-Syllabus Adult Ballet) learning battement fondus (bat-MAHN fawn-DEW and rond de jambe á terre (rawn duh zhawm ah tare) at the barre.


When executing a fondu, a dancer’s supporting leg is slowly bent in fondu with the working foot pointing on the ankle. Rond de jambe á terre is the circular movement of the working leg on the ground. These two steps require dancers to engage their turnout throughout the exercise.



Progressing Ballet Technique

Dancers in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) class working on the cambré (kahn-BRAY) engagement.


When dancers are doing cambré, their body is bent from the waist and stretching backward or sideways with the head following the movement of the upper body and arms. This exercise helps dancers to engage their upper back muscles and square both shoulders as they bend backward. The repetition of this PBT exercise will promote muscle memory and dancers will be able to execute it accurately without the use of the fit ball.



Those who came for the open house were gifted a roomy multipurpose cotton canvas tote bag. It's been my trusty bag to carry my ballet needs and teaching resources whenever I head to the studio for my teaching classes these days. I have limited pieces left so hit me up if you want to purchase one for yourself.



It was certainly a pleasure meeting new and familiar faces in the studio. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my craft with you!


For those who have missed the studio open house, trial classes are still ongoing. You may book your trial class here.


To view the list of dance programmes, please click here.

To view studio calendar and programme fees, please click here.


Stay en pointe,

Raquel

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