Guest Masterclasses

Our Guest Masterclasses are taught by world renowned dancers in our very own studios! Our Masterclasses are also live streamed for those who wish to join online. Those joining in-studio should be intermediate/advanced level dancers age 14+, but the live stream option is available to all abilities and ages.

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“Thank you very much indeed for giving us the wonderful opportunity to take class with the best (and my favourite!) dancers in the world! For me each masterclass with them is a dream come true!”
-Alessia

Dance Classes that are streamed via Zoom – a link will be sent via email 30 minutes before the class starts. 

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Sunday 14th August 2022

10:00 – 12:30pm

In-studio (limited numbers) all levels welcome 18+ open to all genders.

Fee:

£39 In studio

 

Dancers Biography + info

DESCRIPTION:
Silk; luxurious and sensual – perfect for incorporating into burlesque practice! In this workshop you will learn an elegant and seductive striptease routine, including choreography using beautiful silk fans. Chanel your inner Hollywood goddess with this dreamy routine.

What to wear:
Your favourite lingerie, a pair of comfortable heels and a silky robe that you can tie with a belt (a long robe is ideal but any length will do). Nipple tassels are optional.

Teacher Biography

Internationally acclaimed burlesque star, Eliza DeLite has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2008.

From Stockholm to Chicago, Rome to New Orleans and countless bustling cities in between. Eliza has disrobed on some of the worlds most revered burlesque and cabaret stages including New York’s Duane Park and Berlin’s Wintergarten Theatre. Outside of her London residencies in Soho and Mayfair, her repertoire of glittering performances has earned her a place as a firm favourite on the international burlesque circuit, bringing her timeless elegance, glamour, and femme fatale magic to the stage. This Autumn sees her join the cast of touring spectacular “Party Like Gatsby”, which will be hitting stages across Europe and in the UK into 2023.

Her classes and workshops have travelled the world, inspiring many a budding burlesque student and have been a fixture with Danceworks since Spring 2021.

Sunday 28th August 2022

2:30pm – 4:00pm

In-studio (limited numbers) for dancers of intermediate level+, age 14+. Online for all levels and ages.

Fee:

£18 In studio

£9 Livestream

Dancers Biography

Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and joined the Company from English National Ballet as a Principal in March 2014. His roles with the Company include Basilio (Don Quixote), Albrecht (Giselle), Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Aminta (Sylvia), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince (The Nutcracker), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Franz (Coppélia), Apollo, the Girl’s Cousin (The Invitation), Young Man (Two Pigeons), Onegin and Lensky (Onegin), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Des Grieux (Manon), Jack/Knave of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (The Winter’s Tale), Don José (Carmen), Lt Colonel Vershinin (Winter Dreams) and in The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, ‘Diamonds’ (Jewels), The Human SeasonsSymphonic VariationsAsphodel MeadowsThe Four TemperamentsAfternoon of a FaunTchaikovsky Pas de DeuxRaymonda Act III and Within the Golden Hour.

Sunday 11th September 2022

2:30pm – 4:00pm

In-studio (limited numbers) for dancers of intermediate level+, age 14+. Online for all levels and ages.

Fee:

£15 In studio

£9 Livestream

Dancers Biography

American dancer Eric Underwood is a former Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company in 2006 as a First Artist and was promoted to Soloist in 2008. He left The Royal Ballet in August 2017. In his first Season with the Company he created roles in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à grande vitesse and Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. He went on to create roles for Wheeldon in AeternumElectric Counterpoint and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (the Caterpillar), and for McGregor in ChromaInfraAcis and GalateaLive Fire ExerciseRaven GirlTetractysWoolf WorksObsidian Tear and Multiverse.

 

Sunday 25th September 2022

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Age 18+. All levels

Fee:

£18 In studio

£9 Livestream

More info + Website

In the 90 minutes of our Chinese Dance workshop, we will first learn the fundamental elements of Body Rhythm, including barre workout and some centre exercises. Like yoga, Chinese dance particularly emphasises on using breath (“Chi” or “Prana”) to drive movements. They run through nearly all the movements in Chinese classical dance.
We will also get to learn a dazzling technique in Chinese Classical Dance called “Diǎn Fān Shēn” (turning over in one spot), which is wonderful for bridging gaps between different movements and postures.
In the second half of the class, we will learn to dance with a unique prop in Chinese Dance: Long Silk Fan. The Long Silk Fan was adapted from the long sleeves (also called “water sleeves”) in traditional Chinese operas and is often used by dancers to create an ethereal effect and to convey emotions more expressively.

Sunday 6th November 2022

2:30pm – 4:00pm

In-studio (limited numbers) for dancers of intermediate level+, age 14+. Online for all levels and ages.

Fee:

£15 In studio

£9 Livestream

Dancers Biography

Trained: With Penny Murray, Andie Nydza and the Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2011; Soloist, 2016; First Soloist, 2018; Principal, 2019

Awards: National Dance Awards nominee for Best Male Classical Performance (2018, 2019) and Best Male Dancer, Classical (2019), RAD Phyllis Bedells Award (2008).

Created roles: Principal role in George Williamson’s Embrace, Pan in Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, La Grâce in David Bintley’s The King Dances, Alexander Whitley’s Kin, Red Couple in Juanjo Arqués’s Ignite, and roles in Didy Veldman’s Sense of Time, Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces and Wink, Jack Lister’s A Brief Nostalgia and Miguel Altunaga’s City of a Thousand Trades.

Guest performances  International Ballet Festival of Miami, 2018; Move It 2019 (Headline on main stage)

Favourite costume: Without doubt, the Southern Cape Zebra from David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café.

Engagement and Participation work: I have helped with the department’s Ballet? What’s That? events aimed at those completely new to the world of ballet.

REPERTORY INCLUDES

Frederick AshtonThe Dream (Lysander), Les Rendezvous (lead couple), La Fille mal gardée (Colas)
David Bintley: Cinderella (Prince), The Prince of the Pagodas (King of the South), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Far from the Madding Crowd (Tumbler), Carmina burana (Third Seminarian), The King Dances (La Grâce), Faster, Aladdin (‘Emerald’, ‘Gold’), ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café (Southern Cape Zebra, ‘Now Nothing’), Flowers of the Forest, E=mc², Tombeaux, The Shakespeare Suite (Othello) and David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s production of Giselle (Albrecht).
John CrankoPineapple Poll (Crew) and Card Game (Five of Hearts), The Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio)
Jessica LangLyric Pieces, Wink
José Limón:The Moor’s Pavane (Othello)
Kenneth MacMillanPavane, La Fin du jour and Elite Syncopations (‘Friday Night’, ‘Bethena Concert Waltz’), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Concerto (Second movement)
Vincente NebradaOur Waltzes (Brown Couple)
Valery Panov: Liebestod
Twyla TharpIn the Upper Room
Ninette de ValoisCheckmate (Black Castle)
Didy Veldman: Sense of Time
Alexander WhitleyKin.
Peter Wright’s productions of The Nutcracker (Prince) and Coppélia (‘Call to Arms’), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova’s production of Swan Lake (Prince Seigfreid).

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