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The Artistry Course

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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 6 Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Artistry Course – Introduction
    3:00
  • Artistry Course – Lesson 1. Use of arm and head.
    5:00
  • Artistry Course – Lesson 2. Mirror your arms with your head.
    10:00
  • Artistry Course – Lesson 3. Portraying emotion through your movements.
    15:00
  • Artistry Course – Lesson 4. Bringing different mood.
    8:00
  • Artistry Course – Lesson 5. Let’s dance a variation.
    8:00
Introduction

People say you can’t learn artistry! It’s time to prove them wrong.

Course outline

About this course.

This Artistry Course has come from Isabella’s heart and soul. Although passion and desire to dance well was always within Isabella, when she joined The Vaganova Ballet Academy they criticised her of being initially stiff! Isabella didn’t know how to emote through her movements and be truly expressive.  Fast forward, and after spending many years in the school Isabella learned everything about expressing through movement, showing different mood and becoming an expressive artist. Eventually the school names her top 3 in the school and “one of them” Now it’s your turn to learn the secrets! 

 

 

Course breakdown.

 

Artistry Course – Introduction
3:00

Welcome to the much awaited BWI Artistry Course!

This course is from Isabella’s heart and soul.

Isabella will be teaching you many layers to your artistry. What is artistry?

How to use it in class, how to show different mood along with much more.

Isabella learned how to use her body in the most artistic way after joining The Vaganova Academy.

The students and dancers are the most expressive.

If you want to being new layers and artistic depth to your dancing then you’ve come to the right place!

Let’s begin.

Artistry Course – Lesson 1. Use of arm and head.
5:00

In our first lesson, Isabella will be demonstrating how to make something basic such as a tendu come to life with artistic expression. It’s very important we use your upper body and head. Here you will be shown the difference when not using it.

Artistry Course – Lesson 2. Mirror your arms with your head.
10:00

In this lesson, we will be improvising with ports de bras, practicing use of arms and head. We then will progress to learning a combination and how to bring the movements to life with artistic expression which can be learned! Just as Isabella did.

Artistry Course – Lesson 3. Portraying emotion through your movements.
15:00

It’s time to respond to the music!

Music can be so emotive, so beautiful!

Your movements can say so much with no words. Happiness, Sadness, Pride, Sorrow.

In this lesson we will be practicing how to show different moods when you dance. How to respond to the music.

This can go back to how you respond to music in your ballet class showing different mood with each exercise.

This will al add artistic nuance and light and shade t your dancing.

Artistry Course – Lesson 4. Bringing different mood.
8:00

In this lesson we learn a little more how to bring different emotions to our dancing.

This time to an identical piece of music with identical movements.

This will teach you how you can change the dynamic and artistry of your dancing making the steps and mood seem completely different.

Artistry Course – Lesson 5. Let’s dance a variation.
8:00

Our final lesson has arrived.

We will be going through Nikiya’s death scene. Isabella chose this variation as it is so obviously emotive it’s hard not to channel into your soul. Watch how Isabella uses her arms and head. All the little details make a huge difference.

Isabella will also give insights into how to make any one of your variations more artistic.

We hope you have enjoyed this course with us!

Meet your teacher.

Isabella McGuire Mayes
Founder

​Isabella trained at The Royal Ballet School and then became the first British girl to join the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg at 15 where she studied for 4 years. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia as a soloist and later danced with Eifman Ballet.

What you’ll learn.
  • How to use your arms and head within ballet class
  • How to mirror what your arms do with your head
  • How to respond to the music and show different mood
  • How to dance with the same steps and channel different emotions
  • Learn how to bring to life any exercise
  • How to use your body in a more artistic way within a variation
Who is this for?
  • This is for every dancer from beginner to pro
  • For those seeking to dance more artistically
  • For those struggling with dancing the same all the time
  • For those wanting to learn how to add artistic style and nuance
  • For those wanting to learn to bring mood to their dancing.
  • For those wanting to understand the difference between dancing artistically and plainly.
Who is this not for?
  • This is for everyone!
Pricing.

Each tier has something very special to offer. Let’s dive in and see which plan will suit your needs best taking your ballet to the next level!

pricing
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes.

Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more!

Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Serious
Principal -7 Spaces Available!
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine?

Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her.

Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results.

If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes. Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more! Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Serious
Principal
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine? Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her. Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results. If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
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