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Intensive

Isabella

INTERMEDIATE – BWI Adult Summer Intensive

£700

5th August 2024 – 9th August 2024

9:00am – 6:00pm (BST)

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Course outline

    About this workshop.

    This year’s Intensive will be held at the studios in the Sadler’s Wells theatre in London. The Intermediate level is aimed at adults (18+) who have a solid technical foundation and are ready to learn more complex combinations involving linking steps and weight transfer. We’ll work on simple turns on a diagonal, and jumps like sissone, glissade grand assemblé, and jeté.

    This level is good for those who started as an adult and have been dancing for at least 3-4 years, 2 times a week or more. It’s a great level if you used to dance to a high level as a kid and are coming back to ballet as an adult.

    You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the events page linked below.

    Tentative schedule.

    Final schedule will be confirmed closer to event.

    Day 1
    1

    Studio Open for Self-Warm-up

    09:00 – 09:30

    2

    Guided Warm-up

    09:30 – 10:00

    3

    Ballet Technique

    10:00 – 12:00

    4

    Lunch

    12:00 – 13:00

    5

    Pointe/Pre-Pointe

    13:00 – 14:00

    6

    Repertoire 1

    14:00 – 15:00

    7

    Break

    15:00 – 15:15

    8

    Technique Deep-Dive

    15:15 – 16:15

    9

    Stretch

    16:15 – 17:00

    10

    Studio Open

    17:00 – 18:00

    Day 2
    1

    Studio Open for Self-Warm-up

    09:00 – 09:30

    2

    Guided Warm-up

    09:30 – 10:00

    3

    Ballet Technique

    10:00 – 12:00

    4

    Lunch

    12:00 – 13:00

    5

    Pointe/Pre-Pointe

    13:00 – 14:00

    6

    Repertoire 2

    14:00 – 15:00

    7

    Break

    15:00 – 15:15

    8

    Technique Deep-Dive

    15:15 – 16:15

    9

    Stretch

    16:15 – 17:00

    10

    Studio Open

    17:00 – 18:00

    Day 3
    1

    Studio Open for Self-Warm-up

    09:00 – 09:30

    2

    Guided Warm-up

    09:30 – 10:00

    3

    Ballet Technique

    10:00 – 12:00

    4

    Lunch

    12:00 – 13:00

    5

    Class TBD

    13:00 – 14:00

    6

    Repertoire 3

    14:00 – 15:00

    7

    Break

    15:00 – 15:15

    8

    Stretch

    15:15 – 16:00

    9

    Q&A

    16:00 – 16:30

    10

    Optional Early Social Event

    18:00 – 20:00

    Day 4
    1

    Studio Open for Self-Warm-up

    09:00 – 09:30

    2

    Guided Warm-up

    09:30 – 10:00

    3

    Ballet Technique

    10:00 – 12:00

    4

    Lunch

    12:00 – 13:00

    5

    Pointe/Pre-Pointe

    13:00 – 14:00

    6

    Polish 2 Rep Pieces

    14:00 – 15:00

    7

    Break

    15:00 – 15:15

    8

    Technique Deep-Dive

    15:15 – 16:15

    9

    Stretch

    16:15 – 17:00

    10

    Studio Open

    17:00 – 18:00

    Day 5
    1

    Studio Open for Self-Warm-up

    09:00 – 09:30

    2

    Guided Warm-up

    09:30 – 10:00

    3

    Ballet Technique

    10:00 – 12:00

    4

    Lunch

    12:00 – 13:00

    5

    Pointe/Pre-Pointe

    13:00 – 14:00

    6

    Polish 2 Rep Pieces

    14:00 – 15:00

    7

    Break

    15:00 – 15:15

    8

    Perform Rep in Studio

    15:15 – 16:15

    Who is this for?
    • You are serious about improving technique, and want to do so in a supportive environment.
    • You want to explore your artistry and discover new facets to yourself as a dancer and artist.
    • You wish pre-professional summer intensives extended to adults as well.
    • You want to build your community with other dancers who are passionate about ballet and about being the best dancers they can be.
    Who is this not for?
    • You are looking for drop-in classes or a part-time workshop. The Intensive is the 5 full days.
    • You are at a Beginner or Improver level. Hopefully we can have more options for you next year though!
    • You aren’t interested in focusing on the minute details of technique.
    Meet your teacher.

    Isabella McGuire Mayes
    Founder

    Isabella is the youngest and first british graduate to join the vaganova ballet academy at 15 years old. Working to become top of the school. Isabella was a soloist with Mikhailovsky and Eifman ballet before returning to London and discovering her passion for teaching. Isabella founded BWI as a way for dancers globally of all levels to get the detailed vaganova training as well as conditioning they desire to take their ballet to new levels.

    What you’ll learn.
    • Open studio time in the morning to warm up on your own
    • A guided warm-up or specific conditioning
    • Vaganova Technique Class 2 hours in length to allow for repetition of exercises and corrections (with a live pianist!)
    • Pointe/pre-pointe
    • Repertoire/ballet choreography
    • Technique deep-dive! Focusing on various technical elements helping you improve
    • Stretching
    • The schedule will likely be approximately 9:00-17:00 with an hour for lunch and a short break in the afternoon. Possibly a shorter day Wednesday to allow for a bit of rest and recovery.
    • Performance opportunity in the studio at the end of the week
    • Each participant will also receive a welcome bag with a few surprises, and there will be one or two optional social activities during the week. Participation in social activities is not required, but I hope you’ll come and hang out!
    Cancellation Policy.
    • Full refund up to 90 days before (Tuesday, 30th May, 2023)
    • 50% refund within 90 days (Wednesday, 31st May – Friday, 28th July, 2023)
    • No refund 30 days before (from 29th July, 2023)

    Please email hello@balletwithisabella.com to request a refund.