Undergraduate program

Combination of classical ballet and Graham technique

The VIRTUOSITY Training is based on two fundamental techniques: Classical Ballet and Graham technique (base of contemporary dance). The combination of these two complementary techniques gives dancers of today a rich preparation for an international career with todays top choreographers. It allows each student to develop themself into an artist, while acquiring a brilliant style, increasing virtuosity, creativity, performance qualities and stage experience:
• benefit from the technical and artistic experience of recognized dance artists and choreographers, who share their knowledge as teachers
• discover the benefits of the combination of techniques (Russian, Balanchine, Graham)
• discover the repertory of Martha Graham and George Balanchine
• and enjoy the atmosphere of a historic 17th century building in the heart of Paris (Hôtel de Ville/City Hall subway)..

DAILY PROGRAM September to June

10 to 20 classes per week
Young Ballet

Every day from September to June, Monday to Friday:
• 10 to 18 classes per week: Classical ballet, point work, boys classes, variations, partnering, Martha Graham technique, Flow / Release / Contact-improvisation, floor barre, improvisation.

3 WORKSHOPS + SUMMER INTENSIVE every year

Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer

• Option Ballet: Classical ballet technique, Variations & Partnering: Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Béjart … repertories
• Option Contemporary: Contemporary-Graham technique, Contemporary and Graham repertory, Choreographic laboratory & Composition classes, release technique
• Studio presentations and theater performances of repertory and students own creations, about 10 performances every year
• Lectures about the preparation for a dance career.

COACHING & CLOSE FOLLOW-UP

Individual coaching

Students are trained in small groups and monitored closely by the teachers, with technical and artistic evaluations each trimester. Students objectives are accordingly redefined in collaboration between them and their teachers, to optimalize full personal development.

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