£15 – £25

Professional Swan Lake Ballet Masterclass

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Dance in Motion Academy

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Sandys Road

Malvern

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Our Professional Ballet Masterclasses are taught in the style of a professional ballet company’s daily class, tailored to suit student’s abilities with the fantastic Michael Belkin. These classes give a unique insight into professional ballet training. These classes are designed to be challenging, yet fun for all ballet students. They may learn steps that they have never covered before, and will definitely feel that they have worked hard and experienced a little taster of what it is like to train as a professional ballet dancer every day. The classes are fast paced, reflecting the professional dancers’ need to pick up steps quickly and exercise their brains as well as their bodies, building on the skills of learning new choreography quickly. There will be plenty of time in the class to work on improving technique as well as covering repetoire from famous ballets.

10.00am-11.00am Pre-primary, Primary, Grade 1 Students

11.15am-12.45pm Grade 2 and Grade 3 students

1.30-3.30pm Grade 4, 5, Intermediate and Advance 1 students

Michael Berkin is a former Head Boy of The Royal Ballet School. He trained there for 8 years, graduating with the Royal Ballet School Diploma in Dance. Whilst training at the school, Michael also performed in many of the Royal Ballet’s productions on the famous Royal Opera House stage in Covent Garden.

Michael has also completed the Diploma in Ballet Education Practice, awarded by The Royal Ballet School and Royal Opera House. He has since been invited to work as a freelance ballet teacher with The Royal Ballet School.

During his professional performing career, Michael has danced with many top international ballet companies including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet Ireland and Northern Ballet. He has performed in New Zealand, China and Thailand and toured extensively throughout the U.K and the Republic of Ireland.

Michael Berkin’s roles have included ‘The Nutcracker Prince’ and ‘Drosselmeyer’ in The Nutcracker, the lead in Les Sylphides, ‘Tybalt’, ‘Paris’ and ‘Lord Capulet’ in Romeo and Juliet, ‘Captain Hook’ in Peter Pan, ‘Seward’ and ‘Van Helsing’ in Dracula and ‘Sharpless’ in Madame Butterfly to name but a few.

Michael’s interest in teaching dance began early on in his career. Whilst still a student he assisted in teaching ballet classes at the Royal Ballet School’s International Summer School Programme. Michael continued to teach alongside his performing career, working with the Learning and Access departments of The Royal New Zealand Ballet and Northern Ballet, teaching dance workshops in schools in the local community and workshops for visually impaired people as well as guest teaching at a number of dance schools.

Michael has taught as Guest Ballet Master for Northern Ballet, teaching and rehearsing the professional ballet dancers on the U.K tour of ‘The Ugly Duckling’, a ballet for children. He has also taught on the Professional Graduate programme at Northern Ballet.

Michael has been invited to teach ballet classes for The Royal Ballet School at both the Upper School and White Lodge and most recently has been invited to teach at The Royal Ballet School Summer School. He has also taught at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Leeds University and has been invited to teach ballet masterclasses for the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Michael worked alongside Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman delivering ballet classes on the Channel 4 documentary,

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