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  • Jun 6, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Lots of information in this newsletter...

    upcoming courses for June and July

    INTRODUCTION TO BALLET - SATURDAY JUNE 16  with Kitty and TUESDAY JULY 17 with Larissa
    Our next 10 week foundation courses are coming up soon. 
    INTRODUCTION TO TANGO  - SATURDAY JUNE 30
    Another opportunity to get your partners in, bring a friend, or come on your own and try tango in this 5 week course! Taken by Nigel  and Rosetta 
    INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY - SATURDAY JULY 21
    Anastasia will be taking this next 5 week course
    INTRO TO TAP - THURSDAY JUNE 28
     the next 5 week course with Dale 

    new ongoing classes 

    CONTEMPORARY FOR BEGINNERS ON SATURDAYS starts JUNE 16  at 1.30- 2.30pm 
    This class with Anastasia is a follow on from the Intro to Contemporary 5 week course. This class will suit those who have done a little Contemporary or other style of dance but don’t feel ready for level 1 Contemporary.
    GENTLE TAP starts MONDAY JULY 16 at 11 - 12pm
    A slower paced class, suitable for Seniors or beginners with Gail 
    POINTE BEGINNER starts THURSDAY JUNE 7  at 11.15pm
    This new half hour class with Natalie  starts tomorrow! don’t worry if you miss the first one - its an ongoing class that can be joined anytime regardless if you have done pointe or not, 

    one off classes 

    BODY CONDITIONING TUESDAYS 3 AND 10 JULY AT 6.15 - 7.15pm
    Graham will be back to take two of his fantastic body conditioning classes. Places will be limited so just email us to reserve a spot.

    testimonials

    We are working on a new website and would love some new testimonials! Now that we offer a larger variety of classes it would be great to have some that mention different styles of dance we offer. If you would like to contribute to this please email us. Thanks!
  • May 23, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Just a quick reminder about our upcoming workshops this Sunday. Please email us soon if you are planning on coming.

    Hip Hop for beginners 1.15 - 2.15pm Cost $20

    There are a just few places remaining. 

    The Nutcracker (Matthew Bourne version) 2.30 - 4pm Cost $30

    There are lots of places for the Nutcracker workshop. This is not a traditional Nutcracker- it will be lots of fun and a great opportunity to learn this from Noi Tolmer who was Principal Dancer dancer of Matthew Bourne's company when he created this amazing version of The Nutcracker.
    It going to be suitable for level 1 and up.
  • May 18, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Our next Intro Tap course and our Sunday workshops are coming up very soon. Also some info about a new pointe class and teacher update...

    THURSDAY EVENING INTRODUCTION TO TAP  STARTS NEXT WEEK MAY 24

    We have places available in this 5 week course. To book or if you are returning to repeat the course or would like to trial the first class and pay casually just email us.

    SUNDAY WORKSHOPS MAY 27 

    Its just over a week away until our special Sunday workshops. Please let us know soon if you will be joining so we can get an idea of numbers. 
    Both workshops will be lots of fun and are a great opportunity to try something different. They will be suitable for Level 1 and up. We have - 
    Hip Hop workshop for beginners with Sam Cosgrove at 1.30 - 2.30pm. Cost $20
    Matthew Bourne's The Nutcracker workshop with Noi Tolmer at 2.45 - 4pm. This is suitable for Level 1 and up. Cost $30

    NEW CLASS - POINTE FOR BEGINNERS - STARTS THURSDAY JUNE 7

    This will be a half hour class with Natalie Hammond on Thursdays at 11.15 - 11.45 following Level 2 Ballet. 

    MONDAY EVENING BALLET LEVEL 2 AND 3 CLASSES TEACHER UPDATE

    Vanessa is taking time away from teaching so she can focus on her PhD. We would like to welcome back Susan Hislop for Level 2 and Renee Watt for Level 3.

    WEDNESDAY 11AM TAP CLASS 

    This class is continuing on from the Introduction Course and is now a Level 1(beginners).
     
  • May 2, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Lots of info in this Newsletter - we have a new date for Sunday workshops,  a reminder for our next upcoming 5 week courses and an update on Level 2 Jazz.

    UPDATE ON SUNDAY WORKSHOPS - NEW WORKSHOP MAY 27 

    We have decided to run two separate afternoons of workshops instead of one full day. We now have SUNDAY MAY 27 as well as SUNDAY JULY 1 to add to your calendars.
    ..and so for our first one on May 27 we can announce two exciting workshops - 
    Matthew Bourne's The Nutcracker workshop with Noi Tolmer at 2. 30- 4.00pm. This is suitable for Level 1 and up. Cost $30. 
    We feel so fortunate to be able to offer this workshop with Noi who has been teaching for us was Principal Dancer with Matthew Bourne's Company New Adventures.  Sadly (for us) Noi will be leaving Australia to live in Ireland so we hope you will take this opportunity to gain an insight into this amazing choreographers work.
     
    More info on the workshop
    Bourne’s version of The Nutcracker is set in a repressed orphanage run by strict Matrons, Clara dreams that one day she would be adopted and taken away. She dreams and finds herself in Sweetieland. The piece Noi will be teaching is from Act 2. It opens up where Clara goes to Sweetie land and meets various characters of sweets from Marshmallow, Licorice Allsorts, Fairy Floss and Gobstopper. Noi will work with the workshop participants to create their own characters as dancers in the company would, then they will learn some of the opening dance sequence. 
    Whether you are a ballet, Contemporary, Jazz or Tap student this will suit you.
    A couple of links to give you an idea of Matthew Bourne's choreography
    Hip Hop workshop for beginners with Sam Cosgrove at 1.15 - 2.15pm. Cost $20
    This is a great opportunity to try out some hip hop with one of Brisbane's best hip hop dancer/teacher..
    For bookings Email us.

    SWING/ROCK AND ROLL and CONTEMPORARY 5 WEEK INTRODUCTION COURSES STARTING SOON

    Its not long until these new 5 week courses start. Please let us know soon if you are intending on coming so we can keep enough places available. Cost $85.
     
    Swing/Rock and Roll 3.30 - 4.30pm starts Saturday May 12
    Nigel Douglas will be teaching this fun easy partner dance style that can be very handy if you are out dancing anywhere and need some moves for the dance floor. 
    Contemporary 12.30 - 1.30pm starts Saturday May 12
    We welcome back the amazing Anastasia Woolmer  to teaching this course for us. Contemporary dance is a great way to explore expression of movement and develop a dance style of your own.
    Just email us if you would like to enrol or have any queries.
    Tap 7.30 - 8.30pm starts Thursday May 24 
    Dale Pengelly wil be taking another Introduction to Tap course.

    NEW ROUTINE TUESDAY LEVEL 2 JAZZ STARTS  8TH MAY

    Nat will be teaching You Cant stop the Beat from Hairspray - fun!
    and a quick note to say all classes will be running next Monday May 7 in Brisbane and on The Gold Coast
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Apr 23, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Just a couple of notices for this Newsletter - 

    GOLD COAST CLASSES CLOSING THURSDAY 31st MAY 

     
    Sadly we will be finishing up our classes at The Gold Coast at Southport in six weeks time. The last class will be Thursday May 31.
    This has not been an easy decision. It is for a few reasons - low class numbers, unavailability of teachers and limited studio times. 
    Please continue to use your cards if you have them, or pay casually. If you have a card that hasn't expired by May 31 we can extend the expiry so that they can be used for any of our classes and special workshops in Brisbane. 
    We are also offering 10% discount on all our classes and courses in Brisbane for the next 4 months if you live at the Gold Coast, all you need to do is show proof of address.
     

    ANZAC DAY CLASSES

    All classes will be running in Brisbane this Wednesday Anzac Day
     
    10.00 am
    11.00 am
    Ballet Level 4
    Studio 1
    Class
     
     
    10.00 am
    11.00 pm
    Ballet Level 2
    Studio 3
    Class
     
     
    11.00 am
    12.00 pm
    Introduction to Tap
    with Tracey-Lee White 
    Studio 2
       
     
    6.15 pm
    7.15 pm
    Ballet Level 2
    Studio 1
    Class
     
     
    6.15 pm
    7.15 pm
    Pointe Level 2
    Studio 3
    Class
     
     
    7.15 pm
    8.15 pm
    Ballet Level 4
    with Kathleen Doody
    Studio 1
    Class
     
     
    7.15 pm
    8.15 pm
    Ballet Level 3
    Studio 3
    Class
      
    More news on workshops and upcoming courses coming soon....
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Mar 26, 2018
    We have a range of courses and classes coming up in April/ May and couple of fun routines to learn in Tap and Jazz - 

    NEW INTRODUCTION COURSES - BRISBANE 

    Intro to Tap 5 weeks with Dale Pengelly - starts Thursdays April 5 at 7.30 pm or with Tracey Lee White on Wednesdays April 18 at 11 am
    Intro to Ballet 10 weeks with Larissa Fletcher - starts Tuesday April 24 at 10 am or 6.15 pm 
    Intro to Contemporary 5 weeks with Anastasia Woolmer -  starts Saturday May 12 at 12.30 pm
    Intro to Rock n Roll/Swing 5 weeks with Nigel Douglas -  starts Saturday May 12 at 3.30 pm.

    NEW INTRODUCTION COURSE - GOLD COAST

    Intro to Jazz 5 week with Noi Tolmer - starts April 19
     

    NEW CLASSES - BRISBANE

    Ballet
    We have a new level 1 ballet class with Natalie Hammond starting on Monday nights at 6.15pm starting on April 2 (Easter Monday)
    Jazz
    We have a Gentle Jazz class on Fridays 11 am with Natalie Hammond starting April 20

    CLASS UPDATES

    Tap Level 1 on Mondays at 6.15 pm with Gail Bubb will be starting a new routine to Sing Sing Sing on April 2.
     
    Jazz Level 2 on Tuesdays at 6.15pm with Natalie Hammond will be starting to learn a routine inspired by Bleeding Love  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Peo0RAxYBzQ from next week, March 26.

    BODY CONDITIONING WORKSHOP WITH GRAHAM FLETCHER

    Do let us know if you will be coming to one or both of these workshops on Monday 10 April and Monday 17 April 6.15pm. So far there is plenty of room but workshops can get full.
    ...and a reminder that all classes are running over Easter in Brisbane and Gold Coast.
    If you have any enquiries regarding any of the above, please email us.
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Mar 15, 2018

    JAZZ CLASS ON SUNDAY (Brisbane)

    This Sunday Natalie will be starting to teach a fun and easy Bollywood dance sequence 'Jai Hoi' the Slumdog Millionaire dance her 11.15 class on Sunday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxofohmohJY
     

    BODY CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS WITH GRAHAM FLETCHER Tuesday 10th and 17th April 6.15 - 7.15pm.(Brisbane)

    Due to popular demand we have invited Graham back to take two of his Body Conditioning classes.
    Graham's class helps you target specific areas to improve your technique for dance. Graham is very knowledgeable in both dance and personal training having had career as Principal dancer and working as a personal training for 13 years.
    Please email us to reserve a place. Payment is as per usual with cards or casual.

    DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN JOINING 2BALLERINAS 

    We would like to welcome Sarah Jane Foley to 2ballerinas for an internship as a part of her Journalism studies at QUT. Sarah Jane will be popping in and out of classes, possibly taking photos and video, and chatting to students. Sarah Jane has grown up dancing, so she has a good eye! If you dont want to be in any photos etc just let her know. 
     

    FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT 

    We have postponed Feldenkrais class until further notice. We would love some feedback on this class. Is there interest for a class on Sunday morning? Or would there be interest in it again in our special workshops days. Please let us know your thoughts

    CLASSES OVER EASTER AND DURING COMMONWEALTH GAMES (Brisbane and Gold Coast

    All classes will be running!

    NEW COURSES COMING SOON (Brisbane and Gold Coast)

    We are busily planning our next round of new courses in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, tango and for something completely different -  swing jive/rock n roll! 
    More info and dates coming next week!
  • Feb 6, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Here is an update on February classes and courses coming up from this coming Sunday - 

    FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT STARTS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11 from 1.30 - 2.30pm

    We are excited to announce our new regular Feldenkrais class with Beverley Ann Jensen.  Feldenkrais Technique will teach you how to use visualisation and breath for ease of movement. It can be transformative, come and try it out! 
    No dance experience is required for this class. Please bring a yoga mat.

    REPERTOIRE CLASS STARTS THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY until  29 MARCH. 7.30 - 8.30pm.

    This class will run for 7 weeks and will be learning The Dance of the Snowflakes from The Nutcracker. Nicole will be creating parts suitable for all levels. Come and join in the fun! Here is a link for inspiration..

    STRETCH AND TONE  STARTS MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY from 11am - 12pm.

    Vanessa's class is a great way to get you going for the week. It incorporates the best of pilates, dance stretches and yoga. Bring a theraband and yoga mat. No dance experience is required for this class.

    INTRODUCTION TO BALLET COURSE ON SATURDAYS STARTS FEBRUARY 24 from 12.30 - 1.30pm

    We are taking bookings now for this new course that starts mid term so there isn't such a long  wait until the next ones in April. 
     
    If you have any questions about any of the above please email or call us.
  • Jan 17, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Its great to be back in full swing this week. Just a couple of announcements and a quick update on courses starting soon -

    INTRODUCTION COURSES STARTING FROM SATURDAY 20 JAN

    The Brisbane Monday and Tuesday evening ballet courses are almost full, but there is still plenty of room in the 10 am Intro course.
    There is room in the Gold Coast Thursday course.
    There are places in the Tap (Sat 12.30pm and Thurs 6.15pm), Contemporary (Sat 12.30 pm) and Jazz (Mon 7.15pm) 5 week courses.  
    We have changed the start date of the Intro to Tango to Feb 3 

    REPERTOIRE CLASS - DANCE OF THE SNOWFLAKES

    Repertoire class starts back on Thursday Feb 15 at 7.30 - 8.30pm. Nicole will be teaching The Dance of the Snowflakes from The Nutcracker and she will be adapting it with parts to suit all levels. 

    GROUP BOOKING TO EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY

    We are arranging a group booking to EDC's upcoming show Converge for Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm at the Qld Conservatorium Theatre Southbank.
    Tickets are $35 (normally $42).
    Our wonderful contemporary teachers Anastasia Woolmer, Elise May and Alana Sargent will be performing.
    If you would like to come with us please email 
  • Jan 3, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Happy New year!
    We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying your holiday break.
    Our summer holiday classes run for one more week from January 8 then we are back in full swing with the full timetable on January 15.

    NEW INTRODUCTION COURSES STARTING FROM JANUARY 20 

    We have a range of new courses and are taking bookings for those now. If you, or if you know anyone, would like to refresh their skills or start for the first time please book soon as they can fill up quickly. 
    We have the following courses in Brisbane to choose from -
    Introduction to Ballet x 10 weeks - Mon 6.15, Tues 10am and 6.15pm 
    Intro to Tap x 5 weeks - Sat 12.30pm and Thurs 6.30pm
    Intro to Tango x 5 weeks Sat 1.30pm
    Intro to Contemporary x 5 weeks - Sat 12.30pm
    Intro to Jazz x 5 weeks - Monday 7.15pm
    and at the Gold Coast
    Introduction to Ballet - Thursday 6pm

    A NOTE ON LEVEL 1 BALLET CLASSES

    All our level 1 classes will be starting the year off at their most basic level so if you have completed an Introduction to Ballet course and are feeling unsure about moving to level 1 then please be reassured you will be fine!
  • Dec 9, 2017

    Hi Everyone

    Our Christmas Party, Sunday 17th is just over one week away. We plan to get started with the warm up barre at 3.30pm, with the performances to follow. A running order of the dances will be put up at the studios next week.
    If you aren’t participating in a class dance we would still love to see you at the party, all past and present students are welcome. We also look forward to welcoming some of our Gold Coast students.
    Its shaping up to be a great line up of performances. As well as all our class dances we have the wonderfully talented Dale Pengelly as our MC and performer. We also have our teachers Kathleen and Eddie performing a piece choreographed by Rosetta, and Anita Parakh Morgan singing an aria from a Romantic Opera.
    While the party is on we will be screening a video of our 2007 and 2008 Christmas performances in Studio 1. Its wonderful to see so many familiar faces!

    Raffle

    Our Christmas raffle this year has some great prizes - 
    2 tickets to Queensland Ballet to see La Bayadere
    2 tickets to Opera Queensland to see Graeme Murphy’s production of The Merry Widow
    2 tkts to any La Boite show in 2018
    $ 50 voucher for Ditto Dance Shop
    1 pair of Grishko ballet shoes and tights
    2 Massage Vouchers
    Raffle tickets are $5 for three tickets and will be on sale at the Party. If you can’t make it to the party and would like to purchase tickets please email us - or see Michelle or Rosetta at the Studio. 

    Sunday classes and dance practise times 

    The regular Sunday morning classes on the day of the party will be running. Following these there are allocated studio times to run through the class dances, check with your teacher and the list on the window of our office.

    SUMMER CLASS TIMETABLE CHANGES

    We have made a few? changes to the Summer timetable? - please have look through.
    2018 TIMETABLE
    Our 2018 timetable is up on the website with a few changes and lots of new courses. Have a look through and if you have any questions please contact us.
    Best wishes and look forward to seeing you at the Party!
  • Nov 29, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just  a quick newsletter with some information on our new courses for next year and a special Christmas Offer -

    CHRISTMAS OFFER 10% DISCOUNT 

    Our cards and courses make great Christmas gifts...or a treat for yourself!
    We are offering 10% discount on all courses and class cards if you book and pay before 20th December. To take up this offer pay by internet bank transfer and email or show a receipt of payment. You can either pick up the card at class or we can post it to you.
    Discount prices
    Intro 10 week course - 153
    Intro 5 week course - 76.50
    20 class card - 225
    10 class card - 126
    5 class card - 67.50

    NEW COURSES 2018

    We will be starting the year off with the following courses from Saturday January 20. These are all listed on the current timetable.
    Introduction to Ballet 10 weeks
    Monday 6.15pm, Tuesday 10 am and 6.15pm, Saturday 12.30pm.
    Introduction to Jazz 5 weeks
    Monday 7.15pm 
    Introduction to Contemporary 5 weeks
    Saturday 12.30 - 1.30pm
    Introduction to Tap 5 weeks
    Wednesdays 11 - 12am
    Thursdays 6.15pm
    Saturdays 1.30pm
    The rest of 2018 timetable is coming next week!
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just a couple of quick updates -

    CONTEMPORARY CLASS CHANGE

    The Monday Monday 7.15pm Contemporary beginner class has finished for the year. Anyone who has been attending this class can now join the Tuesday Contemporary Level 1 at 6.15pm.
     
     
    We have added in a tap class on Thursday Dec 21 at 10am with Dale Pengelly.
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Nov 21, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    We have now finalised our Summer Holiday Class times.
    We have four days of holiday classes in the week after our Christmas Party leading up to Christmas.
    Then we will take a 2 week break and resume with more holiday classes on January 8 before resuming the full timetable on Monday January 15. 
    On Saturday 13th we are holding a variety of trial classes. These are a great way to try a new dance style before committing to a course.
    The 2018 timetable is coming soon...
  • Nov 15, 2017

    Hi Everyone

    Its that busy time of the year so a big newsletter...

    CHRISTMAS PARTY - 3.30pm SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER

    As its our 10th Anniversary year we are planning our biggest party yet. All the usual plus some extra guest performers.

    We welcome all students past and present to come and celebrate our 10th Christmas Party with us. Its not too late to join in a dance, please see the list below for participating classes.

    We have some special fun dances this year that are open to level 1 and up - for instance the Jazz 70's disco number "Can You Feel It" and the Repertoire class Ball scene from Romeo and Juliet. Some of you may even remember some of the ball dance from one of our workshops that Rachel Walsh took years ago - so do come and join in! 

    Also Sunday Jazz 'A Chorus Line" and Kathleen's pointe class are doing the ladies 50's dance from last year - you dont have to wear pointe shoes for this, not everyone is.

    As in the past we start with the all in together warm up barre, followed by the performances, then food and drinks. BYO a plate of food and wine/beer and we will provide champagne. 

    Also this year during the party we will be screening a video of the very first 2007 Christmas Party! 

    SUMMER HOLIDAY DATES

    The last day of the full timetable will be on Sunday 17th Dec, and all morning classes will still run on this day of our Christmas Party.

    There will be some holiday classes the following week Mon 18 -  Thurs 21 Dec and we will break completely from Friday 22nd Dec until Jan 2nd.

    Holiday classes will resume on Monday Jan 8 up until Jan 14 

    The regular 2018 timetable will commence on Mon Jan 15

    The holiday class timetable will be finalised next week and the 2018 will follow that the following week and both will go up on the website.

    CLASS DANCES CHRISTMAS PARTY

    BALLET

    Levels 2 and 3 combined dance Mondays 6.15 and 7.15pm - Vanessa

    Level 1 Tuesday 10 am - Michelle

    Level 2 Wednesdays 6.15 pm and Level 3 7.15 pm and Tuesday Intro Pointe combined dance - Larissa

    Level 2 Wednesday 10 am - Rosetta

    Level 1 combined dance Tuesday Level 2 and Friday and Saturday Level 1 - Natalie

    Level 3 Thursday 6.30pm and Level 2 Saturday 1.30pm - Eddie

    Pointe Wednesday 7.15 - Kathleen

    Repertoire Thursday 7.30 - Romeo and Juliet Ball scene - Nicole

    CONTEMPORARY

    Sunday 10am - Fiona

    JAZZ

    Disco!-  'Can you Feel It'  (The Jackson Five)  - Dale

    Monday 6.15pm and Thursday 11am classes combined dance. This will suit all levels - no jazz experience necessary. Sunday 11.15am class combining with Gold Coast students A Chorus Line - Natalie

    We look forward to seeing you all at the Party - if not before at class!

    Cheers

    Michelle and Rosetta

  • Oct 25, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just a couple of things - 

    GOLD COAST LEVEL 1 TO JOIN CHRISTMAS DANCES

    Natalie will be teaching a dance for the Level 1 classes that she (or Riannon) take at the Gold Coast for those that want to perform at our Christmas Party.  She will start this in November.
    Its only 2 minutes long and the Gold Coast students will be joining the Brisbane ones in the same dance.

    THURSDAY Level 4 BALLET 7.30 CLASS


    CLARE MOREHEN will be taking this class just for this week, tomorrow, 26 October.
  • Oct 20, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    A couple of announcements - 

    SPRING WORKSHOPS - AIR CONDITIONING!! 

    We had a great day last Sunday at the Spring Workshops and would like to say a big thank you to all students and teachers for making it so much fun.
    We are very happy to announce that we have raised enough money to install 2 air conditioners in Studio 1 and if all goes according to plan we will have them in approx  couple of weeks time.

    Body Conditioning and Feldenkrais

    As well we have had great feedback on the Feldenkrais and the Body Conditioning workshops so we are planning to add these into our schedule next year on a regular basis.


    SUNDAY 17TH DEC-  CHRISTMAS PARTY DANCES  

    With just over 7 weeks until our Christmas Party its time to learn a small dance to perform, if you would like to. If you aren't able to come to the party or dont want to perform then you can still learn the dances - they are just like a slightly extended exercise. 
    Not all class will be doing a dance this year so below is a list of the ones that are and the level it will be appropriate for. Some teachers will be combining one dance for different classes (sharing one piece of music). 

    BALLET

    Vanessa - Levels 2 and 3 combined dance Mondays  6.15 and 7.15pm
    Michelle - Level 1 Tuesday 10 am
    Larissa - Level 2 Wednesdays 6.15 pm land  7.15 pm Level 3 and Tuesday Intro to Pointe combined dance.
    Rosetta - Level 2 Wednesday 10 am class
    Natalie - Ballet Level 1 combined dance Tuesday Level 2 and Friday and Saturday Level 1
    Eddi - Ballet combined dance Level 3 Thursday  6.30pm and Level 2 Saturday 1.30pm
    Kathleen - Pointe Wednesday 7.15 class
    Nicole - Repertoire Thursday 7.30 - Romeo and Juliet Ball scene

    CONTEMPORARY

    Fiona - Contemporary Sunday 10am

    JAZZ

    Dale - Disco!-  'Can you Feel It'  (The Jackson Five)  This will suit All levels - Monday 6.15pm and Thursday 11am classes combined dance. Come and join in the fun no jazz experience necessary.
    Natalie - Sunday 11.15am class combining with Gold Coast students - A Chorus Line 

    TAP

    Gail - Tap Level 1 Mondays
    Tracey - Tap Level 1 combined dance Friday 10 am & Saturday 3.30
    Looking forward to this creative and fun part of the year!
  • Oct 10, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    A very quick Newsletter...

    NEW - FELDENKRAIS WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY OCT 15

    Due to the popularity of the Feldenkrais workshop we have added in another one. This will be at 1.30 - 2.45pm.
    Email us if you would like to reserve a place.
    The Ballet at 10am is close to full but there is still plenty of room in all others.
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Oct 7, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    There is just one more week to go to our Spring Workshops - 

    UPDATE ON NUMBERS SPRING WORKSHOPS Sunday October 15

    We still have room in the workshops - except the Feldenkrais which is full. We are starting a list for another Feldenkrais workshop at the 1.30 - 2.45 time and if we get enough numbers we will go ahead with this. Beverley will make both classes different, so if you did both you would get to work on two different areas.
    Please email us soon if you are interested in this.
    The first ballet class is almost full but all other classes are still low. We would love to get the numbers up so we can get the air conditioners in! 
    And just a reminder the usual Sunday classes wont be running on the October 15.
    Looking forward to a fun day
    Best wishes
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Sep 30, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just a quick update - 

    SPRING WORKSHOP OCTOBER 15 - CHANGE TO BALLET CLASS  11.30 - 12.45pm

    The second ballet workshop with Clare Morehen will now be suitable for level 1 and up and will be teaching an excerpt from La Bayadere.
    Its just 2 weeks before the workshops. There is still room in all of them, however the first ballet class with Clare and the Feldenkrais are getting close to full.
    Cheers
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Sep 30, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just a quick update - 

    SPRING WORKSHOP OCTOBER 15 - CHANGE TO BALLET CLASS  11.30 - 12.45pm

    The second ballet workshop with Clare Morehen will now be suitable for level 1 and up and will be teaching an excerpt from La Bayadere.
    Its just 2 weeks before the workshops. There is still room in all of them, however the first ballet class with Clare and the Feldenkrais are getting close to full.
    Cheers
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Sep 16, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    We have been getting enquiries about two of the workshops so here is some information to help clarify - 

    LINE DANCING

    This workshop is going to be a jazz style of line dancing - not country and western.  Its a simple style of dance based on stepping sequences facing and changing directions. Its great for the mind without being too physically challenging, you get to dance to popular music classics - and have fun!

    FELDENKRAIS - AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

    This is a gentle class which develops your visualisation skills and how you can apply that to a freer way of moving. The exercises are mainly done lying down. If you are stiff in some areas, have had an injury or find you have to strain to dance at times then we highly recommend doing this class. Its transformative! I, (Rosetta speaking) discovered feldenkrais in the middle of my dancing career and found it to be incredible - I still use the visualisations in my warm ups and in my approach to dancing. It also changes the way you breathe, with more fullness when you dance. Its also beneficial for just everyday moving around, so you dont have to have dance training to partake in the workshop.
    Workshop numbers will be limited so even though the workshops are 4 weeks away (October 15) book soon!
    ...and a reminder for upcoming classes - 

    BALLET FOCUS ON TECHNIQUE with Natalie Hammond  - next week Tuesday 19th September at 6.15 - 7.15pm

    This class will be a focus on posture and correct alignment - suitable all levels. Just turn up.

    INTRODUCTION TO BALLET AND TAP  COURSES 

    The last round of courses start from October 3 and we are taking bookings now.
    We have - 
    Intro to Ballet x 10 weeks - Tuesday 10 - 11 am or 6.15 - 7.15pm or Saturday 12.30 - 1.30pm. 
    Intro to Tap x 5 weeks - Saturday 1.30 - 2.30pm.
    and finally...
    WE ARE ON INSTAGRAM!
     
     
    Thats all for now
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle  
  • Sep 5, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    We have now finalised our Spring Workshops!  Also a couple of other announcements below- 

    SPRING WORKSHOPS  SUNDAY OCTOBER 15

    We have a variety of special enriching and fun classes to choose from including Ballet, Jazz, Choreography, Tap, Line Dancing, Body Conditioning and Feldenkrais Awareness Though Movement. 
    Cost $25 per workshop or 4 workshops for $90.
    Includes morning/afternoon tea
    All proceeds will be going towards our fundraising for air conditioning in Studio 1.
    View the schedule for more details on classes and read about the teachers.
    Email us for bookings and enquiries. 

    BALLET FOCUS ON TECHNIQUE - ONE OFF CLASS - Tuesday 19th September at 6.15 - 7.15pm

    On Tuesday Natalie Hammond will be taking this class with a focus on posture and correct alignment.
    This is suitable all levels. Just turn up.

    TAP - NEW CLASS - starting Thursday October 5 from 10 - 11am

    Dale Pengelly will be taking this new regular daytime class suitable for level 1 tappers.
     
    ...and plans are underway for our Christmas Party - more on that coming soon..
     
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Aug 25, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just a quick announcement - 

    REPERTOIRE CLASS - NEW DANCE - Thursdays 7.30 - 8.30pm

    This coming Thursday August 31 in the Repertoire class Nicole will be starting to teach a beautifully stylised dance from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet -  the Dance of the Knights from the Capulet ballroom scene -  
    The class will be working on this in preparation to be performed at our Christmas Party in December. There will be plenty of time to learn it so if you cant make next week or if you miss any classes that will be fine. If you want to learn it but not perform that is fine too.
    Here is a video - 

    Cheers
    Michelle and Rosetta  
  • Aug 17, 2017
    Hi Everyone
     
    Just a quick update on changes to upcoming events with new dates to save in your calendars.

    SPRING WORKSHOPS - SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER

    We will now be holding an all day Spring Workshop  with lots of special fun and informative workshops - more details coming on that very soon.

    PERFORMANCE EVENT/CHRISTMAS PARTY - SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER

    As for our performance event originally planned for October we have decided to combine one big event at our Christmas Party instead. As well as class performances there will be extra performances by teachers and other special guests.  Instead of every class doing a dance we will choose classes that you can come to if you wish to perform. 

    NEW 5 WEEK TAP COURSE STARTS THIS SATURDAY

    Tracie's next course will be running at 1.30 - 2.30pm. Just email us to enrol.
     
    and just letting you know about this special offer ...

    SPECIAL TICKET OFFER FOR COLLUSION - Choreographer Gareth Beling.

    Co-presented by Collusion and Restrung Festival, Muscle Memory: Reflex is a double-bill of muscular, lyrical ballets that will see 17 dancers and live string quartet burst onto the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre for two performances on17 and 19 August at 7PM
    As a special offer to dance studios, book tickets using the discount code REFLEX to access $25 tickets to this stunning production.
      
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Jul 23, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Just a few announcements - 

    NEW TEACHER - CLARE MOREHEN

    We are very excited to welcome Clare Morehen, recent principal ballerina of Queensland Ballet to our regular teaching team. Clare will be taking Monday morning 10 - 11 am level 1 from next week and also the new Sunday level 3 ballet class - see below.

    NEW CLASSES 

    BALLET LEVEL 2  TUESDAYS 7.15 - 8.15PM

    Natalie Hammond will be taking this class starting from August 1.

    BALLET LEVEL 3 SUNDAYS 12.15 - 1.15PM

    Clare Morehen will be taking this class starting from August 6.
     

    COOLANGATTA CLASSES CANCELLED

    Classes at Coolangatta are cancelled due to building work that is being undertaken at the hall. We apologise for this inconvenience which we were only just notified about last week. We will not be continuing classes there due to the uncertainty of the venue. 
    We hope that anyone that has been coming to these classes will be able to make the trip to the Gold Coast to keep going with their ballet and jazz. 
     
     
    Best wishes
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Jun 26, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    Its been a while since we have sent a newsletter so we have lots of news for Brisbane, Southport and Coolangatta classes.
     

    BRISBANE

    SATURDAY CLASS LEVEL CHANGES AND NEW LEVEL 1 CLASS 

    We have revised of our levels and we have added in a new Level 1 on Saturdays at 12.30 - 1.30pm which will be taken by Natalie Hammond. Therefore we have adjusted the classes that follow to a new level. The content of the classes will stay the same so please dont be surprised if you have suddenly gone up a level!
    We are very happy that Natalie is going to be teaching for us in Brisbane now as well as the Gold Coast and Coolangatta. Welcome back Nat!
    You can view the changes on the timetable 

    THURSDAY MORNING JAZZ CLASS TIME CHANGE FROM NEXT WEEK 29 JUNE

    Jazz class will be moving to 11am - 12pm time in Studio 1 

    NEW -  5 WEEK INTRO TO TAP COURSE AND TAP LEVEL 1 CLASS ON SATURDAYS STARTING JULY 15

    We have a new 5 week tap course starting for complete beginners from 1.30 - 2.30pm and a new Level 1 Tap on Saturday from 3.30 - 4.30pm. Tracie Lee White will be taking both these classes.

    NEW - JAZZ CLASS ON SUNDAYS STARTING JULY 30

    Natalie Hammond will be taking this class 11.15 - 12.15pm

    GOLD COAST & COOLANGATTA 

    NEW - GOLD COAST  JAZZ CLASS STARTING 

    We will be running a jazz class taken by Natalie Hammond on Wednesday nights 7.30 - 8.30. This will suitable for those who have never danced Jazz before.

    NEW - COOLANGATTA JAZZ CLASS STARTING JULY 18 and LEVEL 1/2 CHANGE OF TIME

    We will be running a Jazz class taken by Natalie Hammond at 7.15 - 8.15pm and the Level 1/2 ballet will move to 6.15 - 7.15pm.

    INTRODUCTION TO BALLET COURSES BRISBANE AND SOUTHPORT

    Our next round of courses for complete beginners in both Brisbane and Southport will commence during the week from July 11.
     
    Thats all!
    If you any queries please email or call us.
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Jun 20, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    We have a quick announcement regarding a one off class next week - 

    FOCUS ON TECHNIQUE 

    On Tuesday evening at 6.15 - 7.15pm June 27, Graeme Collins will be taking a Focus on Technique class for Level 1. If you have completed Introduction to Ballet recently or in the past then this will be a great class for you. It will also suit anyone who wants to learn some new ways to think about their technique. 
    Next week we will have another newsletter with lots of info on new classes and courses for July!
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • May 23, 2017
    Hi Everyone
    We had such a fun day on Sunday at our 10th Birthday Celebrations -  many thanks to all involved. All the performances were wonderful. We were especially proud of our Contemporary and Repertoire class performances and we look forward to other performances from classes at our next event in October. 
    If you would like to see some photos of the day just click on the Facebook link. We are very happy to say we are halfway to achieving our goal of getting two air conditioners for Studio 1. 
    We just have a couple of class announcements - 

    NEW JAZZ COURSE - Introduction to Jazz 5 week course starting this Saturday 27 May, 12.30 - 1.30pm

    As there is plenty of room in the class we are opening it up to casual attendance for $18 a class. Drop in anytime and try it out or sign up for the 5 weeks for $85. Learn the basics of Jazz from our wonderful jazz teacher Dale Pengelly.

    REPERTOIRE - Starting new dances from this week, Thursdays 7.30 - 8.30pm

    The Repertoire class will be learning the style and excerpts from Les Sylphides, the beautiful Romantic era long white tutu ballet to the music of Chopin. Nicole will be teaching solos and group sequences so there will be parts suitable for all levels. Join in anytime. 
    Thats all for now
    Cheers
    Michelle and Rosetta

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