Russian Ballet offers an exclusive summer intensive for inspired, dedicated dancers. The workshop concentrates on strong, technical classes along with performance training for chosen participants. We are a strict Vaganova training Academy with instructors from Kiev, Ukraine that will coach you every step of the way in a beautiful 8,000 sqf state of the art facility located Downtown Orlando.
Artistic Directors and teachers from exciting companies will be guest teachers and rehearsal masters for Swan Lake performance, potentially offering an invitation for their trainee, second company or company contracts. Check back for details!
The Workshop concentrates on intensive ballet training technique classes and culminates in the Intensive performance of Swan Lake. The five-week intensive is divided between three different levels: Primary, Preparatory and Pre-Professional. Daily curriculum is strategically designed for each group, and students are carefully placed to maximize their training.
Performance/acting/awareness/coordination on stage is 50% part of every dancer training. It is a skill that is trained separately from daily technique classes. Character development takes weeks if not months of private one on one coaching. Russian Ballet Orlando specializes in all of the above.
All students of the intensive will participate in the end of the summer production that we will prepare within the 5 intensive. Swan Lake casting will be determined during the first week of the intensive.
Week 1: Dancers will be taking all of the below classes and will be under close observation for casting. You will learn and practice all the main classical male and female variations. Cast will be revealed at the end of the week.
Weeks 2 - 4 will include guest Artistic Directors teaching master classes and observing and assisting with the rehearsal process.
Week 2: Dancers will be taking all of the below classes and will be learning all the corps-de-ballet choreography of the performance. Private coaching will begin for soloist and principal roles.
Week 3/4: Dancers will be taking all of the below classes, rehearsing their parts and working on performance scenes. Scenes fuse the production together to tell the story of the ballet, and are one of the most challenging parts of every production.
Week 5: The last week is the most exciting one, where we finalize the performance and perfect the final details. Run throughs and dress rehearsals will take place all week long.
-Daily Vaganova "Russian Method" class
-Men Variation Class
-Character and Historical Dance
-Private Lessons - included in the intensive package for dancers who get chosen for Soloist/Principal roles.