This course is for people who have completed the beginners course and want to consolidate their knowledge before moving to Level 2. It is also suitable for past ballet students returning after a long break. Emphasis will be on extending the barre exercises learned in beginners, consolidating knowledge of arm and body positions, and learning new port de bras, simple pirouettes (turns) and allegro steps (jumps). This course is excellent for improving posture, flexibility and fitness as well as an gaining understanding of anatomy through the practice of ballet.
Ballet Teacher Rosemary Robenn
Rosemary Robenn 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.
Further experience for the Beginner student so that there will be an easy transition to higher levels. By the end of this course you will have: improved deportment and body placement. improved flexibility and co-ordination. Understanding of movement with music appreciation and understanding of the art of classical theatrical dancing.
Basic ballet experience.
For those who have completed the CAE Beginners courses or have had similar experiences outside CAE but consider that they are not yet ready to move to the Classical Ballet; Level 2 course.