This class will introduce more advanced ballet students to the famous choreography of ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, etc. Students will gain knowledge of famous ballets while learning to perform these variations. This class builds strength, poise and awareness of the artistic aspects of performance. You must be at Align 4 level to take this workshop.
This workshop IS SOLD OUT.
Variations Class FAQ
So, what on earth is a variation?
In ballet, a variation (sometimes referred to as a pas seul, meaning “to dance alone”) is a solo dance. In a classical grand pas de deux, the ballerina and danseur each perform a variation.
Ok. What is a variations workshop then?
This class will introduce more advanced ballet students to the famous choreography of ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, etc. Students will gain knowledge of famous ballets while learning to perform these variations. This class builds strength, poise and awareness of the artistic aspects of performance.
Can I take variations class?
If you are in Align 4 or 5, you absolutely can.
What do I wear?
You can wear anything you would normally wear in ballet class. The most EXCITING thing about variations class is that many of the pieces you will learn include a tutu during performance. Thus, if desired, you may wear a tutu during the workshop.
OMG. Where can I get a tutu?
There are many, many places in Los Angeles to purchase a tutu in a variety of styles and price ranges. Here are some:
Shelley’s Dance and Costume
2089 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The Dance Store
2509 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
5701 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Discount Dance Supply
2890 S La Cienega Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Wait, I don’t really want to wear a tutu.
Then you don’t need to! This is just an option unique to this type of class.
What shoes do you wear for this class?
You may wear pointe shoes, or flat shoes. Whichever you prefer.
I just started Pointe. Can I do Variations class en Pointe?
No. None of the variations will be modified for dancers who have just started beginning Pointe. If you aren’t absolutely certain you can do this in the center in pointe shoes in it’s entirety, please change into flat shoes. It will be safer and more fun 🙂
How long will this workshop be?
This workshop will take 4 weeks. Over the course of each 4 week workshop, we will learn one variation.
I’m so stoked. Can my (friend/relative/significant other) come see me dance?
Yes. During the final class, we will allow some people to come watch.
Actually, I don’t want anyone I know to come.
That’s OK too! You don’t have to invite anyone if you don’t want to. You don’t have to perform if you don’t want to.