Swan Lake and French Immersion2019-02-12T21:55:29+00:00

OVERVIEW

July 8th-19th

Ballet, Swan Lake & French Immersion

Age 4-16

Classical Ballet & Swan Lake 

Students will have classical ballet technique classes everyday that will culminate in a performance of Swan Lake. In preparation for Swan Lake they will learn the story and about the life of the composer P.I. Tchaikovsky. 

They will participate in the set and costume creations for the performance. Thus giving them a comprehensive creative experience.

FRENCH IMMERSION

French has a natural connection with classical ballet, as ballet as we know it was created and codified in France.

Which is why, you can study ballet in any country in the world:

China, Russia, England and so on and all of the steps are still called by their French names.

Appropriate for francophone and anglophone students the French portion of the day will be led by   language teachers whose first language is French. Students will have French language and conversation classes and they will be taught the story of Swan Lake in French.

Activities pertaining to the show such as set design will also be conducted in French.

COSTUME MAKING

A big part of the trans formative magic of ballet comes when the dancer steps into a costume and becomes a character from another world, another time, another land.

Costume design and creation is a high art form in and of itself and a beautiful well done costume elevates the dancer and the dance. 

Students will study the basics of sewing, costume design and creation. Age 7+ will have their lessons on sewing machines, age 4-6 will do everything by hand.

Sample day for Age 4-7 

9:00-10:00 Ballet 

10:00-10:15 Break/Snack

10:15- 11:00 Costume Making/French

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30- 12:15 Set design (visual arts)/French

12:15-1:15 French language & conversation

1:15-1:30 Break/Water/Snack

1:30-2:30 Rehearsal for the show


2:30-3:00 Choice time: Children choose one of their projects from costume making or create a ballet.This time is also used for ballet and musical theater story telling. Where students learn the songs and stories from the Broadway shows and the classical ballet.


Sample day for age 8+

9:00-10:30 Ballet 

10:30-11:00 Pointe (where applicable) 

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 French language & conversation

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:30 Set design (visual arts)/French

1:30-2:30 Costume Making/French

2:30-3:00 Rehearsal for the show

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