Ballet Philippines to hold annual summer dance workshop starting April
The Summer Dance Workshop also includes a weekly Lecture Series in keeping with the BP Dance School’s holistic approach to dance education. These sit-down talks will give students the opportunity to interact with artists of different fields and learn how aspects of their art form can relate to and enhance their dancing. Classes begin on April 4 at BPDS-Aura and on April 5 at BPDS-CCP. Students may attend a minimum of three classes a week (for pre-ballet and elementary ballet students) to as much as five classes a week, including workshop rehearsals for culminating performances at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on May 21 and 22.
Scholarship auditions for the 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop are scheduled on March 19 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on April 5 (for provincial applicants only) at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Scholars are given wide access to intensive dance training, aside from paying discounted fees. Intermediate and Advanced students who reach Company Scholar status become part of Ballet Philippines II, BP’s junior performing company. These scholarships are supported through donations made to the Noordin Jumalon Scholarship Program. The Ballet Philippines Dance School is the professional training ground of the country’s most promising young talents in dance. With a unique curriculum that encompasses various dance styles and techniques, the systematized method and approach to instruction takes highly into account children’s anatomy and psyche at various ages and levels so that the training is physically safe, technically effective and artistically enriching for all students.