Every July, dance teachers are invited to Canada's National Ballet School for a professional development workshop. Experienced and celebrated NBS artistic staff share their approaches and ideas to inspire  participants in teaching their own dance students. NBS Physiotherapist staff partner with NBS artistic staff in several sessions to lend their perspective on challenges and solutions faced in the studio.
 

  • Four intensive days of classes, workshops, and interactive pedagogical lectures with NBS Faculty and guest teachers
  • Practical sessions will illustrate how to incorporate material into your classes
  • Pedagogical discussions with featured teachers will be enhanced with student demonstrators
  • Opportunity to observe NBS professional ballet students in their Summer School Program
  • Networking with local, national, and international colleagues

DEMYSTIFYING SHOULDER GIRDLE ALIGNMENT: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE PORTS DE BRAS

This summer, from July 17-21 we explored effective teaching strategies for guiding students (ages of 9-19) to develop beautiful classical port de bras, in tandem with effectively aligned, expressive upper body usage. Experienced and celebrated NBS artistic staff shared strategies they utilise daily to demystify this fascinating challenge. In several sessions NBS’ Physiotherapists partnered with NBS artistic staff to add their perspective. We had a wonderful week with all of the participating teachers, NBS faculty, and special guests.

Fee: $360
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Schedule

 Monday, July 17  
 9:00am - 3:00pm  Observation of Professional Ballet Program classes
 4:00pm - 6:00pm  Seminar  with  Talar Margarosyan and Cynthia Roberts
 6:15pm - 7:30pm  Welcome Reception – wine and cheese
 8:00pm - 9:30pm  Optional Adult ballet class with Bob McCollum
 Tuesday, July 18  
 9:00am - 3:00pm  Observation of Professional Ballet Program classes
 4:00pm - 6:00pm  Seminar  with  Talar Margarosyan and Cynthia Roberts
 6:30pm - 8:00pm  Optional Adult ballet class with Bob McCollum
 Wednesday, July 19  
 7:30am - 8:25am  Optional Dance Based Conditioning class with Bob McCollum
 9:00am - 3:00pm  Observation of Professional Ballet Program classes
 4:00pm - 5:15pm  Seminar with Joanne Zimmerman
 5:20pm - 6:20pm  Seminar with Robert McCollum – Healthy Spine
 6:30pm - 8:00pm  Optional Adult ballet class with Bob McCollum
 Thursday, July 20  
 9:00am - 3:00pm  Observation of Professional Ballet Program classes
 4:00pm - 5:00pm  Seminar with Sorella Englund
 5:15pm - 6:15pm  Seminar with Peggy Baker
 6:30pm - 8:00pm  Optional Adult ballet class with Bob McCollum

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