For Dance Students
Creating opportunities for future ballet stars to share the studio and stage with their heroes
“Just wanted to say thank you for all the great education programs and the warm and inviting atmosphere that everyone at WAB has managed to cultivate”
Download our 2017 Access Brochure here.
Download our 2017 Booking Form here.
To access WAB’s activities for young dancers aged 5 to 17 years, become a Great Leaps member!
Membership is free for all dance school students in Western Australia, benefits include $15 tickets to performances at His Majesty’s Theatre, access to workshops, and direct information about all our activities. Click here for more information about the programme and how to become a member.
To become a Great Leaps member, click here.
Designed to complement student’s regular studio classes, the Masterclass Program is a fantastic way for talented young dance students to take their dancing to the next level and gain a deeper connection with WA’s ballet company. Entry to the program is by audition, held in February each year. Classes are taught by WAB’s artistic staff, dancers and international guest artists and are accompanied by exclusive behind-the-scenes activities including watching rehearsals and Q&A’s with special guests.
Entry into the program is by audition only. Auditions have closed for 2017. Auditions for the 2018 Masterclass Program will be held in early 2018.
Monday 6 February
Monday 27 February
Monday 20 March
Monday 8 May
Monday 12 June
Monday 7 August
Monday 4 September
Monday 16 October
Monday 6 November
Masterclass Audition (Free)
A full week of professional-level training for aspiring young dancers. Held during the WA July school holidays, WAB invites dance students aged 13 years and over to join us for a full week of classes in classical technique, pointe, men’s coaching, contemporary technique, and repertoire.
Learn from some of the best dancers and teachers working in Australia. The week will conclude with a day of class viewing for teachers, family and friends.
10 – 14 July. Registrations open April 2017.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
School Holiday Workshops are a fantastic activity for young dancers to keep dancing over the holidays, to make new friends, and watch the professional dancers at work right in the heart of WAB HQ. You might even meet a real ballerina!
Each session consists of a ballet workshop with one of our specialist teaching artists and time spent in the studio watching our company dancers at work. Parents may watch or help themselves to tea and coffee in our heritage foyer. Please note, this is not a “drop off & leave” activity. Parents or guardians must stay on premises whilst their child is in the building.
(Dates subject to change)
Students can book in for one, two or all three days, in the following age groups:
4 – 6 years olds: 9.00am – 10.30am
7 – 9 year olds: 10.00am – 11.30am
10 – 12 year olds*: 1.15pm – 3.00pm
13 – 15 year olds*: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
*Minimum 1 year of ballet experience necessary for 10 – 15 age groups.
4 – 6 year old sessions: $25 per child / $20 for Great Leaps members*
All other sessions: $35 per child / $30 for Great Leaps members*
*At the checkout please enter the first two letters followed by the first two numbers of your Great Leaps membership number to receive the discounted price. You must have a valid 2016/2017 membership.
To become a member of Great Leaps apply here.
HOW TO BOOK
All bookings will be made via Try Booking click here.
1. Select the workshop you wish to attend.
2. Choose the correct pricing option.
3. Enter the details of the child attending.
4. This item is now in your shopping cart. Click on “continue shopping for this event” to add another day for the same child, or another age category for a sibling.
5. Please read the terms and conditions and event terms which includes West Australian Ballet’s Disclaimer Form. By proceeding past this point you are acknowledging you have read and agreed upon both documents.
Learn From the Masters
A professional development activity for dance teachers and high-level students to learn from WAB’s special guests working with the company in 2017. Held in partnership with Ausdance WA, participants have the opportunity to meet, watch, talk to, and learn from, some of the most prominent dancers and teachers from across the world.
Keep an eye on the website for further details throughout the year, or contact the Access team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list.