London Ballet Circle visit to The Royal Ballet Upper School: 10th May 2019
The members and guests of The London Ballet Circle joined with The Ballet Association for a most enjoyable day at the Royal Ballet Upper School.
The day started with Paul Lewis teaching a 3rd Year Men’s Class. Many of us have seen these young dancers since they were in their first year. Then they were boys, now they are men and ready to embark on their professional careers.
Next, Nicola Tranah coached five of the 3rd Year Ladies in the solo from Paquita.
This was followed by Daria Klimentova and the 2nd Year Ladies preparing for their assessments.
The day finished with a 1st Year mixed Contemporary Class taught by Antonia Grove. This was the first time we’ve been treated to a Contemporary Class and it was fun watching these young ballet dancers bending themselves to a different style. It certainly looked like they were having a good time and adapting well.
Christopher Powney, Artistic Director of the school, took the time to speak to the audience about the school and some of the activities that have taken place this academic year.
We are privileged to be invited into the Royal Ballet School where the welcome is warm and the standards incredibly high. We eagerly await the next opportunity to visit!