Program

Ballet Training with Mr. Du

Comprehensive ballet training through the Vaganova method to help dancers reach their goals.

 

Structured study of classical ballet technique, including its artistry and nuances.

Overview
Ballet Class

The goal is to refine the physical understanding of classical ballet’s technical expectations while exploring artistry and developing strength and flexibility.

 

I believe diligence, discipline, and a good work ethic are keys to success. 

 

We all come from different backgrounds in terms of natural and physical abilities and personalities.

 

By applying yourself well, you will ultimately achieve your personal goal.

Designed for students who have a minimum of one year in ballet training. Must have an understanding of ballet terminology and be familiar with how ballet classes are conducted.

Best for those:

1. who love ballet and desire to have a physical understanding of the art form to deepen their appreciation and enjoyment.

2. who want to explore ballet class as a way to improve their physical and mental health. 

Benefits include physicality, musicality, coordination, stamina, core strength, improved artistry, and an overall understanding of the art form.

Designed for students who have a minimum of three years in ballet training. The students are expected to be able to execute simple Centre and Jumping combinations in class.

Best for:

1. Those who have been taking ballet class on a consistent basis and have some physical knowledge of ballet technique.

2. Those who have had extensive training but have been absent from ballet for a while. It also applies to people who have had consistent ballet training at a young age.

Designed for students who have a minimum of five years of consistent ballet training. They are expected to execute complex combinations with dynamics and vigor while expressing emotional details and artistry within the combination.

Best for:

1. Professional ballet dancers, professional ballet students, university dance majors, and ballet teachers who are seeking extra training

2. Non-professional students who have had extensive training and have a deep knowledge of the art form.

60-minute
Pointe Class

60-minute pointe classes provided at two levels:

 

Beginner Level for those with little or no experience on pointe held on Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

 

Beginner/Intermediate Level for those with experience looking to advance.

 

All pointe classes are taught by Mr. Du.

60-minute
Pilates

We’re introducing Mme Olga Roberts for Pilates/Ballet Conditioning to help students gain strength and ultimately reduce injuries.

 

Classes taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM EST

 
Here is the equipment you will need for this class:

Miss Olga Roberts was accepted at the age of 14 at the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Then she continued her training at the Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. She was trained under former principal dancers Margaret Porter, Anya Linden and Diana Vere who was one of the partner of Rudolph Nureyev.

 

She was very interested to learn ballet and contemporary dance. She learned foundational techniques such as those pioneered by Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham through release-based styles and newer techniques such as Gaga.

 

She received her choreography and contemporary training under Dr.Ross McKim.
Olga received a Foundation/BA (Hons) Degree from Rambert School. Additionally she has a specialist Teaching Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Laban Center in London. Later she joined several dance companies in Greece, England, Germany and Australia. She was a former dancer at Pina Bausch ( Tanztheater Wuppertal).

 

At the age of 11, she began Pilates training as a young dancer. She continued her Pilates training in parallel to her ballet training. Olga completed Advanced Master Training (2.5 years and 1000+hours ) in Body Control-Pilates as a student of the Master Teacher Jenny Colbourne. Miss Olga was trained also with a Master Pilates Teacher Dreas Reyneke who taught her Advanced Pilates Techniques for Ballet Dancers.

 

She is an active member of the Royal Academy of Dance in London (RAD), the Pilates Alliance Australasia, and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science ( IADMS). She was a member of the Artistic Faculty at the Kirov Academy of Ballet teaching Advanced Pilates for dancers. She continues to teach dancers and athletes from all over the world. In addition she regularly offers Teachers seminars in Advanced Pilates methods for dancers and athletes.

sundays
Masterclass

Masterclasses are great way to challenge students to learn from some of the best teachers in the world.

 

Classes are held every Sunday from 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST

In 1991, Mrs. Anastasia Vasileva graduated with honors from Vaganova Ballet Academy of Leningrad class of Natalia Dudinskaya, who was a student of Agrippina Vaganova.

 

In 2005, she graduated with honors from Vaganova Ballet Academy as a ballet tutor and choreography teacher. In 2009, she finished the post-graduate study of Vaganova Ballet Academy. In 2015, she became a Candidate of Sciences (PhD). In 2012, Anastasia was awarded the diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

 

From 1991 to 2012, she participated as a ballet dancer at the Mariinsky Theatre, where performed all the parts of classical and characteristic repertory of the corps de ballet, as well as solo parts, participated also in the theatre’s premieres all over the world. From 2003, Anastasia is an Associate Professor of Department of methods of teaching character, historical dance and acting at Vaganova Ballet Academy. She was frequently invited to give masterclasses (classical dance, character dance and historical dance) in theatres and dance schools in Finland, Great Britain, Italy, France and South Korea.

 

From 2017, Anastasia Vasileva was a teacher of Summer Program at Kirov Academy of Ballet (Washington). She is the author of several scientific articles and a methodical manual on the teaching of dance. She participated in international shops and conferences on choreographic themes.

Choose your access

Single Class Access

Ballet Training with Mr. Du
$ 25 single purchase
  • 90-min Ballet Tech
  • Pointe & Masterclass
  • Pilates/Ballet Conditioning

10 Class Access

Ballet Training with Mr. Du
$ 199 single purchase
  • 90-min Ballet Tech
  • Pointe & Masterclass
  • Pilates/Ballet Conditioning

30 Class Access

Ballet Training with Mr. Du
$ 499 single purchase
  • 90-min Ballet Tech
  • Pointe & Masterclass
  • Pilates/Ballet Conditioning

The membership

All-access, unlimited
$ 349 monthly
  • Unlimited ballet classes
  • Unlimited pointe classes
  • Unlimited pilates classes

Class Schedule

All classes are held in Eastern Time Zone (New York Time).

Spring 2022

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MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Ballet Tech
7:00-8:30 AM EST
Beginner/Intermediate
Ballet Tech
7:00-8:30 AM EST
Beginner/Intermediate
Masterclass
9:00-10:30 AM EST
Intermediate/Advanced
Ballet Tech
10:30 -12:00 AM EST
Intermediate/Advanced
Masterclass
10:00 - 11:30 AM EST
Intermediate/Advanced
Ballet Tech
4:30-6:00 PM EST
Beginner/Intermediate
Pilates
4:30-5:30 PM EST
Olga Roberts
Pilates
4:30-5:30 PM EST
Olga Roberts
Pointe
12:00-1:00 PM EST
Beginner
Ballet Tech
6:00 - 7:30 PM EST
Intermediate/Advanced
Ballet Tech
6:00 - 7:30 PM EST
Intermediate/Advanced
Pilates
6:00 - 7:00 PM EST
Olga Roberts
Ballet Tech
6:30 - 8:00 PM EST
Intermediate/Advanced
Pointe
7:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Beginner/Intermediate
Pointe
7:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Beginner/Intermediate

You can attend any level class, but Mr. Du will recommend a specific level most fitting for you.

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