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Danceworks 8-Week Improvers Ballet Course for Adults

The Gift of Dance that will last a lifetime.

Every Tuesday 18:30 – 20:00

6th February/27th March

 £125 (£4.50 BOOKING FEE APPLIES TO ALL ONLINE BOOKINGS)

DW RED CARD MEMBERS: £120, MUST BE BOOKED AT DW RECEPTION

                     

The Improvers Ballet Course is aimed at those who have attended Danceworks Absolute Beginners Ballet Course or several ballet classes in the past and are interested in further improving their placement and posture, building up more strength and flexibility and learning new steps. Each class will consist of barre and center work. The class will begin with barre exercises which, while warming up the body, this will help you improve posture and develop strength and mobility. The center work will build on the exercises done at the barre and it will take you from simple steps onto more challenging ones including travelling combinations and leaps.

 

 

Teacher 

 

   

Born in Russia, Dmitri Gruzdyev trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and won first prize at the first Vaganova Ballet competition in 1988. He joined English National Ballet in September 1993 following a successful season with the Kirov Ballet at the London Coliseum in the summer. He has danced in The Sleeping BeautySwan Lake, GiselleThe NutcrackerRomeo & JulietCoppéliaCinderella, as well as Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland, Drummerboy  and Lead Cadet in Lichine’s Graduation Ball and roles in Bigonzetti’s X.N. Tricities and Symphonic Dances and in Derek Deane’s Impromptu, Wayne Sleep’s Savoy Suite. Dmitri has also created roles in Patrick Lewis’s Cut to the Chase and Unrequited Moments, Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum MobileCountry Garden and Concerto Grosso and the role of Mercutio in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet and Prince Florimund in Deane’s The Sleeping Beauty. In 2007 he created the role of the lead Gypsy Boy in Michael Corder’s The Snow Queen. 

In 1999 he performed the Pas De Deux from Don Quixote with Tamara Rojo at the Explosive Dance Gala at The Royal Albert Hall. In 2003 directed and danced in galas throughout Spain. In 2009 appeared as Nureyevs double in the BBC film “Margot”. Recent roles include Hans van Manen’s Trois Gnossiennes and David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin. In 2008 Dmitri appeared as both Lescaut and Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. During 2009 he has danced The Poet in Chopiniana and the The Golden Slave in Schéhérazade.