Course Summary

Ballet Summer School!

This course is for all levels and abilities. Class runs twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays in January. Experienced ballet teacher, Rosemary Robenn, will focus on floor work, ballet barre work, body strengthening, centre practice, alignment, flexibility and fitness, through to an understanding of movement with music, improved deportment and body placement, and an appreciation and understanding of classical theatrical dancing.


Ballet Teacher Rosemary Robenn

Rosemary is passionate about teaching ballet, and about sharing what she has learnt in her almost 50 years of teaching experience. Rosemary began teaching when training with BBO examiner Pamela Shield in Sydney after leaving school. In 1970, she joined Qld Ballet Company for a schools’ tour of Coppélia, which is where she met her husband, NZ dancer Waynne Robenn.She has operated her own ballet schools in NSW and Tasmania, choreographing and producing several full length ballets. In 1986 she gained her RAD teaching certificate during the several years she taught for RAD examiner, Prudence Bowen. In 2003-2004, Rosemary was invited to teach at Kondo Ballet Studio in Japan, which was an amazing experience for her. She has been back several times since living there, to guest teach. After returning from Japan, Rosemary held the position of Senior Teacher at Elancé Adult Ballet School in Melbourne for 12 years. For the past 2 years she has been working as a freelance teacher, teaching both adults and children. As part of her philosophy that the joy of ballet should be available to everyone, she is developing an innovative program for blind students and has found working with them an inspiration. She is really enjoying working with the adult students at the CAE as she continues to develop more effective ways to teach adult beginners.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Beginner ballet is designed to teach classical ballet from the very beginning. Fundamental ballet movements and basic ballet principles will be explored and explained.

The course will run through basic ballet barre work, which is a series of exercises, each of which has the function of strengthening certain parts of the body, in preparation for centre work. Centre practice incorporates port de bras, adage, pirouettes, and allegro studies.

Steps and movements are drawn from Primary and Grade 1 ballet levels, but the exercises are designed for adult bodies and all levels.

This course is excellent for improving posture, flexibility and fitness as well as developing an understanding of anatomy through the practice of ballet.

No pre-requisites are required for this class. Students will require soft ballet shoes.

This course is for anyone who wishes to experience and learn the art of ballet. No previous ballet experience is required or assumed.

Last updated: August 20, 2019 12:23pm