Adult Dance Classes
Classes for adults ranging from beginners to advanced ballet, contemporary dance and pilates. All classes are held at the West Australian Ballet Centre on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school term.
2014 Term Dates
Trial Classes: 4 & 5 February
Term Dates: 11 February – 9 April
Term 1 enrolments open Monday 13 January 2014.
Trial Classes: 29 & 30 April
Term Dates: 6 May – 2 July
Trial Classes: 22 & 23 July
Term Dates: 29 July – 24 September
Trial Classes: 14 & 15 October
Term Dates: 21 October – 17 December
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Our esteemed teachers include:
Advanced Ballet & Pointe Class
Born in Brisbane, Australia, Meg began her training at The Dance Works in Brisbane and then continued her training at Queensland Dance School of Excellence. In 2004 Meg was accepted into Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), to continue her ballet training. Her career highlights to date include working with Kim David McCarthy and dancing the role of a virus in Ivan Cavallri’s The Nutcracker, the role of Girlfriends from Don Quixote, Green Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and performing in Timothy O’Donnells The Games We Play . In 2008 Meg worked with the Company as a Young Artist, at the end of that year she was promoted to a full time artist for the 2009 season.
Donna commenced fulltime ballet training with the Australian Ballet School. After graduating with a diploma in ballet she began her professional career with West Australian Ballet under the direction of Barry Moreland. Donna danced with the company performing solo and principal roles in both ballet and contemporary productions in Perth and throughout Australia. After 4 years with the company she ventured overseas and obtained a contract with the Deutche Oper Berlin, (later the Berlin Ballet) in Germany under the direction firstly with Gertrude Reinholm and then with Peter Shaffaus. Here, she danced a variety of traditional classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Les Sylphides, La Sylphides, Romeo and Juliet, Paquita, The Nutcracker, Firebird, Serenade and Symphony in C. The company also toured throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia. In 1992 she returned to Australia to start a family, at which time she completed a Bachelor of Business degree at ECU as well as beginning to explore her teaching capabilities as a Ballet Teacher. In 1999 she was offered a casual position teaching ballet at the Academy of Performing Arts and she has been teaching there ever since. Presently she is core teacher for first year ballet students and more recently has extended her teaching of ballet to musical theatre students at WAAPA and fourth year Link students within the dance program.
Beginners and Intermediate Ballet
Andries Weidemann is a South African born dancer, educator and choreographer. He worked as a principal dancer for several companies in Southern Africa and Europe and, during a distinguished career, received two FNB Vita Awards and two Niemann/van Rheede Awards for best male dancer. In 2001 he founded the South African Ballet Theatre School (later the School of Classical Ballet, SA) and served as advisor to the South African Ballet Theatre on its dance education programmes for disadvantaged children. He is a member of the faculty of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), guest teaches for The Royal Academy of Dance and The Cecchetti Society and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD) in WA.
As a choreographer, Andries has created original works for companies, festivals and schools and also creates stage movement for plays and operas. Previous engagements include executing choreography for The Rake’s Progress at The State Theatre of WA, choreography for several WA Opera productions, choreography for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), 2011, as well as freelance work in the Middle East.
As founding Director of the School of Classical Ballet, SA, Andries returns regularly to the State Theatre, Pretoria, to work with students of the school and also facilitates bi-annual dance tours to Australia.
Laura Boynes is a dancer, choreographer and dance film-maker. Born in Canberra, she studied at the WA Academy of Performing Arts completing her Honours with LINK Dance Company in 2007. Since then Laura has worked with numerous dance artists some of these including Ros Warby, Chrissie Parrott, Joanne Leighton, Clare Dyson, Solon Ulbrich, Claudia Alessi, Brian Lucas, KAGE Physical Theatre, Bianca Martin and Strut Dance Inc. From 2009-2013 Laura worked for Buzz Dance Theatre (under the direction of Cadi McCarthy) performing eight full-length works and spending considerable time teaching in remote communities. In 2013 Laura acted as Artistic Associate for Buzz Dance Theatre, choreographing and co-directing Look the Other Way, carried out a Strut SEED residency of her own work Dark Matter and created Hanging Space on LINK Dance Company alongside Michael Whaites. She finished the year with a creative development for Aimee Smith and performance season with Patrice Smith of Verge.