The School of Ballet Espressivo specializes in adult dance education and is expanding its offering to include not only classes in ballet, modern dance and improvisation, and ballet floor-barre but also public performance opportunities for its students. The school’s bright and beautiful studio, with a 800 square foot sprung floor, is located in the heart of the city at Yonge and Bloor.
Early registration is highly recommended!!!
A FANTASTIC WORKOUT & A GREAT STRESS RELIEVER!
Tired of backaches, sore shoulders, general stiffness! Put that spring back into your step!
prevents injury; improves alignment, balance, posture, flexibility, co-ordination, and circulation; tones and elongates; develops core strength; engages the body and mind, increasing one’s powers of concentration.
Our approach to dance education is unique!
The Ballet Espressivo School, founded in 2006, offers courses in classical ballet, modern dance, dance improvisation, ballet floor-barre (stretching and strengthening), and our latest addition – performance opportunities for its students, led by its instructor Donna Greenberg, who has over twenty-five years of teaching experience, and a background in both music and a variety of dance-styles. Throughout the lessons, thorough and constructive feedback is given, feedback needed for students to progress, to avoid injuries, and to prevent the development of bad habits. The student-teacher ratio is kept low in order to maximize time for addressing individual student needs. Much emphasis is placed on not only correctness of form but also musicality, line, and artistry. The courses are designed for adults, for those seeking recreation, or wishing to improve bodily alignment and overall physical condition, or those aspiring to a more serious study of dance. The Ballet Espressivo School has an international reputation, attracting students from Toronto and its environs and even abroad.
Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner I* No previous dance experience is needed!
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. September 19– December 19, 2017- 14 classes for $ 268.94 (HST included)
Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. September 21 – December 21, 2017 14 classes for $ 268.94 (HST included)
Saturday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. September 23 – December 16, 2017 (No class on October 7, 2017) 12 classes for $230.52 (HST included)
Adult Ballet for the Advancing Beginner I* For students who have taken the Adult Ballet for Absolute Beginner I for at least two semesters. This is the next level before Adult Ballet for Absolute Beginner II.
Monday evenings from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. September 18 to December 18, 2017 (No class on October 9, 2017) - 13 classes for $ 249.73 (HST incl.)
Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. September 21 – December 21, 2017 14 classes for $ 268.94 (HST included)
Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner II *For students who have taken the Adult Ballet for Advancing Absolute Beginner I or who have had some recent training in ballet as an adult student (at least two years).
Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. September 18 to December 18, 2017 (No class on October 9, 2017) - 13 classes for $ 249.73 (HST incl.)
Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. September 23 to December 16, 2017 (No class on October 7, 2017) - 12 classes for $ 230.52 (HST incl.)
Adult Ballet for the Advancing Beginner II *For students who have taken the Absolute Beginner’s Class II for at least one year, or who have had some recent previous training in ballet as an adult student (at least three years).
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. September 20 to December 20, 2017 14 classes for $ 268.94 (HST incl.)
Adult Ballet for the Intermediate*Ideal for those with previous ballet training experience as an adult student for at least four years!
Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. September 19 to December 19, 2017 14 classes for $ 268.94 (HST incl.)
NEW CLASS: Adult Ballet for the Advancing Intermediate*Ideal for those with previous ballet training experience for at least five years or more!
Friday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. September 22 to December 15, 2017 13 classes for $ 249.73 (HST incl.)
Ballet Floor Barre – Stretching & Strengthening
Reap the benefits of a low stress, low impact and highly rewarding form of exercise that tones the body, burns calories, increases core strength, improves flexibility, alignment, posture and boosts self-image. Students will be guided through a systematic and thorough approach to stretching and strengthening including extensive wall work. Through this ballet floor barre, students will gain greater knowledge of core support and control while studying classical ballet technique i.e. how to work efficiently, according to the laws of the body, as well receiving plenty of individualized attention. An excellent preparation and/or complement to our regular ballet classes as well all other forms of dance, sports and physical activities.
Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. September 18 to December 18, 2017 (No class on October 9, 2017) - 13 classes for $ 205.66 (HST incl.)
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. September 20 to December 20, 2017 - 14 classes for $221.48 (HST included)
Saturday afternoons from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. September 23 to December 16, 2017 (No class on October 7, 2017) - 12 classes for $ 189.84 (HST incl.)
Contemporary Dance & Improvisation
There will be no Contemporary Dance & Improvisation classes offered in Fall 2017.
Following the success of our previous student recitals (2015 – 2017) as well as our student performances at the UofT Festival of Dance at Hart House Theatre (2015- 2017) and at Youth Day Toronto (2015), Ballet Espressivo will be presenting our now annual Christmas student recital on Sunday December 17, 2017 (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.). Students will be performing works choreographed by Donna Greenberg at the Ballet Espressivo recital.
This is a wonderful opportunity for Ballet Espressivo students to discover what it is like to perform in a more intimate setting as well as in an established theatre as part of a dance festival.
Students will learn how to study, prepare, and perform a choreographic work. They will have the opportunity to work on various technical and aesthetic aspects as well as develop their individual expressive abilities within the framework of an ensemble piece.
Absolute Beginners’ Ballet Dance:
Open to all Ballet Espressivo students registered in the following courses:
Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner I, Advancing Absolute Beginner I, and Adult Ballet for the Beginner II
All students must be registered in either one or more of the above classes for the Fall 2017 session.
Wednesday evenings from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. September 20 to December 13, 2017 13 classes for $ 205.66 (HST included) Payment due upon registration.
Advanced Students’ Ballet Dance: Open to all Ballet Espressivo students registered in the following courses: Advancing Adult Ballet for the Beginner II, Adult Ballet for the Intermediate, and Advancing Adult Ballet for the Intermediate
Friday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.- September 22 to December 15, 2017 13 classes for $ 249.73 (HST incl.) Payment due upon registration.
Stipulations: (Please read carefully):
1. Number of Students: Not more than 10 students per class, with enrollment on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students must email Donna Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
2. Attendance: All students must be willing to commit to ALL rehearsals in the Fall Session, as well as to ALL dress and technical rehearsals and performances. Students must arrive on time at each rehearsal, be warmed up by the beginning of the class, and be ready to work. Students who miss more than two rehearsals will be required to withdraw from the project without refund of tuition fees.
3. Waiver: All students must be willing to sign a permission form granting Ballet Espressivo permission to take and use any photos or videos of the classes/rehearsals/performance for promotional purposes.
4. Students must pay for their own costume and/or footwear required for the performance.
****As well… Any student who is enrolled in a Ballet Espressivo ballet class is invited to present a choreographic work of their own making (not exceeding three minutes in length), subject to the Director’s approval. Such works will be presented at the Ballet Espressivo School recital on December 17, 2017.
Interested students should email Ballet Espressivo Director Donna Greenberg directly at email@example.com.
Individual Coaching/Personal Training
Individual instruction is available for individuals who are unable to attend scheduled classes or who simply prefer exclusive private sessions. Available as well are “trouble-shooting” consultations for the professional dancer wishing to target problem areas, stand-out at auditions, or develop uniqueness and artistry. Private classes are arranged on an individual basis at a mutually agreeable time.
Instructor: Donna Greenberg: Teacher, choreographer, dance filmmaker, singer/songwriter/composer and artistic director of Ballet Espressivo, has been teaching for over twenty-five years. Benefit from her vast knowledge of techniques, rich musical and performance background and artistic flair.
All students must pre-register to ensure a place in the class. Our courses are very popular and are kept small, providing much individual attention, and so early registration is encouraged. There are no drop-in classes.
Please register by:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 647.294.0784 All classes are held at Ballet Espressivo The Charles Promenade 730 Yonge Street Suite 228, Toronto M4Y 2B7 (one block south of Bloor St. on the west side. Enter through the front entrance of the Charles Promenade, Bloor/Yonge subway stop). Paid underground parking is available entrance off Charles Street.
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