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Variations Course Part 1

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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 8 Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Paquita Pas De Trois Variation Part 1
    13:00
  • Paquita Pas De Trois Variation Part 2
    13:00
  • Nikiya Variation Part 1
    16:00
  • Nikiya Variation Part 2
    13:00
  • Kitri Wedding Variation Part 1
    13:00
  • Kitri Wedding Variation Part 2
    13:00
  • Paquita Variation 6 Part 1
    11:00
  • Paquita Variation 6 Part 2
    13:00
Introduction

Part one of our favourite Variations series.

Course outline

About this course.

In Part one of this variations course we will be tackling 4 beautiful variations.

Two variations from Paquita, Kitri’s Wedding variation and Nikiya’s Death Variation from La Bayadère. These variations can be used in competitions if that’s something you are preparing for.

They are also fabulous to learn from and add to your repertoire.

These variations are full of nuances, style, aplomb, character, artistic flair and of course technical challenges.

We have some wonderful students involved in this course to help bring these elements to life. You will learn from Isabella and see what she looks for when coaching a variation.

Have fun and enjoy learning these wonderful variations.

Course breakdown.
Paquita Pas De Trois Variation Part 1
13:00

This Variation is one of my favourites. As a tall dancer myself I don’t think it’s one that would be given to me but it is absolutely perfect for the smaller dancer. It’s a hard variation stamina wise especially when you tie it in with the whole pas de trois and code. It’s basically all jumps! Along with jumps it includes lots of character, epaulément and style which are all things we will cover today! Grab you tutu and let’s begin!

Paquita Pas De Trois Variation Part 2
13:00

Let’s Continue into Part 2 where we fine tune and polish off the variation leading into Ana’s performance of the solo with her beautiful tutu. Make sure you perform with her too and I hope you have enjoyed touching on this variation with me.

Nikiya Variation Part 1
16:00

Nikiya’s Variation from La Bayadère is heart wrenchingly beautiful and soulful. Doing this variation justice requires maturity and soul! We will be touching on the first half of this variation as already there is so much to cover and it will give you a taste of Nikiya and the character behind it. We have to respond well with the music, hear where the emotion is and express in a way that shows that. Let’s begin this beautiful variation.

Nikiya Variation Part 2
13:00

Let’s Continue refining this first part of the glorious variation. We will then see my student Hetty perform the variation and try to embody all the things we have worked on. Please perform along too!

Kitri Wedding Variation Part 1
13:00

This iconic variation is used round the world for competitions, gala performances and all over YouTube. It’s iconic as it has everything in it as well as huge personality! Jumps, Turns, extensions, speed, lot’s of épaulement. Grab your fan and let’s get started.

Kitri Wedding Variation Part 2
13:00

Let’s continue and dive into part 2 where we refine some technically demanding steps and bring Kitri to life with the performance. Get your fan ready!

Paquita Variation 6 Part 1
11:00

This Variation is the final variation in part one of this course! There’s so much character, style and aplomb to it. You can’t shy away from really giving it lots of use of shoulders and head. My teacher used to say ” you need to dance with your nose in the air” meaning confident! In this variation we will bring lots of confidence and style. Let’s Begin.

Paquita Variation 6 Part 2
13:00

Part 2! It’s time to refine and perform this wonderful variation with style and strength! Use your head, elbows and shoulders and let’s finish off the last bit of polishing and perform. This is the last part of this course. I hope you have thoroughly enjoyed yourself! Keep coming back to watch the lessons as you will get deeper into the solo each time. Enjoy!

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.
  • Paquita pas de trois
  • Kitri wedding solo
  • Nikiyas death variation
  • Paquita 6th variation
  • Artistic nuance and style
  • Professional insight from Isabella
  • Technical tips for complex steps
  • The details that most miss!
Who is this for?
  • The intermediate dancer looking to learn repertoire
  • The vocational student looking to extra insight into a variation
  • Students preparing for Competition
  • Dancers wanting to to get better at artistic nuance
  • Dancers who want to learn what Isabella looks for in a variation.
Who is this not for?
  • Not for the complete beginner
  • Not for someone who doesn’t know all ballet terminology
  • Not for someone looking for a workout
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!

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

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£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
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  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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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.
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  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
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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
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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