For Dance Students pre DEC16
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”
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.
Audition registrations open January 2017, become a Great Leaps member to find out more.
Monday 6 February Masterclass Audition
Monday 27 February Masterclass #1
Monday 20 March Masterclass #2
Monday 1 May Masterclass #3
Monday 12 June Masterclass #4
Monday 7 August Masterclass #5
Monday 4 September Masterclass #6
Monday 16 October Masterclass #7
Monday 6 November Masterclass #8
Cost: $260 / $230 for Great Leaps members.(Audition free).
A Frequently Asked Questions document is available on our website, for any further queries call (08) 9214 0707.
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.
Throughout the year WAB opens its doors and invites you into the studio to watch our dancers take their morning class. For only $10 you can see our stars up close and be inspired by their dedication and hard work. It’s an intimate, inspiring and affordable experience for all. Open Fridays run from 10.00am-11.30am unless otherwise specified.
22 January (School Holidays)
26 February (12.00pm – 1.30pm)
22 April (School Holidays)
30 September – In support of Telethon (School Holidays)
25 November (12.00pm – 1.30pm)
Due to the nature of this event, where children must sit quietly for an extended period, we recommend it is only suitable for children aged 5 and up. All children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult.
Please note that payment must be made at the time of booking. West Australian Ballet has a no refund policy, however bookings may be transferred to another date within 6 months.
GUEST OPEN CLASSES
West Australian Ballet presents a series of Guest Open Classes featuring teachers of international acclaim currently visiting the company. This is a great opportunity for students to watch WAB rehearsals and take class with some of the world’s leading teachers. Classes are open to students aged 15 years and over and are studying at a minimum RAD Intermediate/Advanced Foundation level (or equivalent).
Cost: $25 per student.
Keep an eye on our website for more information on our next Guest Open Class. Want the information in your inbox as soon as it’s released? Join Great Leaps.