Jan 6-11, 2025

Student Program

Our Mission

DUCON’s mission is to use the classical ballet art form to train and transform students to be the very best version of themselves; not only in technique and artistry, but also in
character building which includes the students’ ability to be empathetic and
compassionate to others.

The Training

Train to Advance

The first five days of the program will consist of technique classes & variation coaching sessions led by our master teachers.

This portion is designed to build stronger foundations in ballet technique and drive confidence in dancers by helping them see noticeable progress.

The Tournament

Train to Win
Formerly known as the Mock Competition, all students will perform their solo variation on stage to receive direct feedback from our jury.

This ties in with The Training and it is designed to prepare students for upcoming competitions, develop their stage presence, and elevate their confidence through results.

The Performance

Train to Excel

On the final day of the program, all students will perform in a classical group piece that they will learn throughout the program.

The process in which students prepare for The Performance is an integral part to a dancers’ training & education.

Pre-Training Experience

Your DUCON Experience starts as soon as you register.

Online Training

Online Training

To maximize the in-person experience, you’ll receive immediate access to our online program. Attend 10 classes on Zoom with Mr. Du and our faculty.

Guides for Parents

Guides for Parents

Navigating the ballet journey as parents can be challenging. We’ll be sharing resources to provide clarity so that you can support your child based on their strength and needs.

Meet Your Expert Teachers

Runqiao Du

Runqiao Du

Artistic Director

Fernanda Ruschel

Fernanda Ruschel

Graduated from the Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil, Ms. Fernanda danced professionally with the Arts Ballet Theater of Florida in the United States in 2019. Fernanda has always stood out in presentations and competitions, being the first classical dancer from Brasília to graduate from the Bolshoi.​

Riccardo Riccardi

Riccardo Riccardi

Certified Teacher by Vaganova Ballet Academy

What Students Say About DUCON

How we bring results to our students


Limited to 40 Spots

Event Location

The program will be held at Escola de Dança de São Paulo!


Students must submit video auditions presenting the following at the barre:
Plié, Tendu, Rond de Jambe, Fondu, and Adagio

If you receive an error on the payment method, please try once more. If you continue to have issues, please send us an email at ducon@runqiaodu.com and we’ll get you registered manually.

Got Questions?

If you would like to speak to our team to help you decide, please book a call!

Frequently Asked Questions

This program is designed for students aspiring to achieve higher standards in their training with an interest in dancing professionally in the future.

We do NOT recommend to students who have just started learning ballet.

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