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French Masters' Workshop

French Masters' Workshop


French Academie of Ballet


New York City Center


Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 10:00am
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:00pm



French Academie of Ballet

 MANHATTAN (November, 2011) – The French Academie of Ballet is pleased to announce a "French Ballet Masters' Workshop" for serious dance students, ages 12 to 19.    This workshop will include daily technique, variations and specialty classes taught by classically trained French faculty.    /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}


Year-round faculty, François Perron and Nadege Hottier will be joined by Karin Averty (Paris Opera Ballet), Fabrice Herrault (Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Les Ballets de Marseille Roland Petit), Sébastien Marcovici (New York City Ballet), Brice Mousset (Brice Mousset & Company) and Alexandre Proia (New York City Ballet).  In addition, there will be classes in Jazz taught by Stephen Harding and Juan Rodriguez (Complexions) will offer classes in Contemporary. 


Admittance to the "French Masters' Workshop" is based on application and photos.  Application and photo requirements can be found on the school’s website www.FrenchAcademieofBallet.org. Applications and photos will be reviewed as they are received.  Space in this program is limited. 


The cost for the two-day Intermediate Level Intensive is 50.  The price for the four-day Advanced Level Intensive is 00.  Dancers have the option of participating for a single day at the rate of 50 per day.  For further information, please visit www.FrenchAcademieofBallet.org or call the school at (646) 703-0414.



Founded in 2011 by François Perron, the French Académie of Ballet is a unique pre-professional training program that had not previously existed in the United States. Based on the French School of classical technique, the French Académie of Ballet trains pre-professional dancers in the tradition of classical technique, promoting ballet in its purest form; placing emphasis on precision and elegance.



Philip Gardner author of the online blog, Oberon’s Grove wrote in his May 21, 2011 posting, “Francois has a very sharp eye and is quite strict in handing out corrections, which is exactly what good dancers need to become great ones. Although they are young, the dancers took his critical remarks in the best sense and strove to deliver the desired improvements. His style calls for elegant, seamless transitions and he could immediately determine the source of any flaws and explain what the dancer needed to do to achieve the proper execution. One might think that that would be a given in ballet training at this level, but you'd be surprised at some of the things that have passed uncorrected in classes and rehearsals that I've watched. “

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