|Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester|
In More good news from Manchester 14 April 2015 I mentioned KNT Danceworks' show Move it on 23 May 2015 and the possibility of an intensive workshop in August. I am glad to report that the intensive workshops are actually going to happen and that KNT are taking bookings,
Here's Karen Sant's announcement:
"We are now taking bookings! If you would like to confirm your place on a course please comment below and I will send you a registration form.If I were good enough and has the time I would just to take the Beginner Ballet Workshop. Imagine how exciting it would be to do just a little bit of Swan Lake. The teacher is Jane Tucker of Northern Ballet Academy. I think I attended one of her classes last year and she was very good.
All of our intensives will be held at The Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester, and will be taught by industry professionals. The price will be £200 for one workshop (3 days) or £350 for two workshops (6 days). The days will run from 10am - 4:30pm. Please note we need a minimum of 20 students in each course for it to run.
There is a £50 non-refundable deposit included in the price to secure your place, and the outstanding balance must be received 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
A typical day at one of our workshops will start with a 45 minute warm up, followed by a class in the style of dance that your intensive is based around. We’ll then spend a bit of time working on technique and repertoire, before having a well-deserved lunch break. The afternoons will be filled with rehearsals, and on the final day of the intensive there will be a performance were you can show off everything you’ve been working on!
The dates of the different workshops we are running are as follows:
Mon 10th - Wed 12th August: Beginner Jazz and Contemporary - Jazz Repertoire CATS, Teacher: Dane Quixall CATS, Contemporary Repertoire and Teacher TBC
Thurs 13th - Sat 15th August: Advanced Jazz and Contemporary - Jazz Repertoire CATS, Teacher: Dane Quixall CATS, Contemporary Repertoire and Teacher TBC
Mon 17th - Wed 19th August: Beginner Ballet - SWAN LAKE, Teacher: Jane Tucker NBT
Thurs 20th - Sat 22nd August: Advanced Ballet - GISELLE, Teacher: Jane Tucker NBT
Looking forward to it!
You can email Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her ib 07783 103 037.
Postcript 9 May 2015
After I had posted this article Karen told me that I would be good enough to take the beginners ballet course. Anybody can do it. I am tempted but I remember that the most famous part of Swan Lake are Legnani's 32 fouettés:
"I hope you don't expect me to do those" I pleaded. Karen assured me that I would not.
On another topic I attended KNT Danceworks Friday class on 8 May 2015. Here is what I wrote on Facebook:
"Yesterday evening I tried Sarah's class at KNT Danceworks in Manchester. I think it must be quite a new class because I had noticed it only recently on the timetable and it was smaller than the classes that I had previously attended on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Friday class works well for me because I like KNT Danceworks but can't come most Tuesdays and Thursdays because I attend the Over 55 class at Northern Ballet on those days. I recognized some of the students from the Tuesday and Thursday classes yesterday. Sarah took us through the usual barre exercises and then two short port de bras sequences which I enjoyed very much. We ended with a few petits jetes, echappes and changements in which, I regret to say, I got very confused. It was a good way of ending a busy and enjoyable but somewhat stressful week."