Ballet Philippines to hold annual summer dance workshop starting April

Dance your way this summer through Ballet Philippines Dance School’s intensive 7-week Summer Dance Workshop training program that is open for students from the age of four to pre-professional and professional levels, as well as adult beginners. Offered during the program are courses in Classical Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, and Hip Hop.

Participants to this 47th CCP Summer Dance Workshop have an option to concentrate on a preferred genre or take the full course package to enhance their dance vocabulary in both classical ballet and modern dance in classes that are suited to their age and skill level. Nonoy Froilan, Gina Katigbak-Garcia, Rhea Dumdum-Bautista, as well as current dancers Jean Marc Cordero, Gillianne Gequinto, and Erl Sorilla will be interacting with students who have the opportunity to learn from these notable Ballet Philippines alumni.

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.

Ballet Philippines' Summer Dance Workshop training program is open for students from the age of four to pre-professional and professional levels, as well as adult beginners
The Ballet Philippines Dance School is located at the following venues: BPDS-CCP at the     Ground Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, telephone number (02) 832-3689; BPDS-Aura at the  6th Floor, Unit 602B, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City with telephone  number (02) 531-4436.

Connect to the Ballet Philippines Dance School online through; @balletph on Twitter; @ccpdanceschool and @balletphilippines on Instagram and balletph on YouTube.

To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use the official hashtag: #balletph, #bpdanceschoo.l

Topics: Ballet Philippines , Summer Dance Workshop training program
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