Teachers Training Workshop

1-day Workshop To Make Major Improvements in Teaching

How Vaganova Method Can Benefit You

Detailing the principles of the Vaganova Method to help you train your students and bring results to your studio

We often think Vaganova is a complicated, sophisticated, and unapproachable method to teach, but actually it's the most efficient and simple method to teach ballet.

Decoding the
Vaganova Method

There are numerous aspects of the method that can apply to all studios where ballet is the core of the students’ training.

 

Roadmap to teaching technique and providing corrections with confidence to get students results efficiently and effectively.

The Workshop

Session 1: Understanding the Method

Discussion on the theory of Vaganova method and the intentions of its creator,
Agrippina Vaganova

Session 2: Breaking down the Technique

From plié to grand allegro, how to teach, correct, and build combinations for beginner/intermediate levels.

Even the smallest changes in our approach to teaching can bring significant results.

Session 3: Effective Teaching

Setting the right expectations for students, parents, and teachers to create the right culture

What You Receive

Recording of sessions from Feb 20, 2022
follow-up sessions on march 23 & March 26

Follow-up Sessions

Meet Your Instructor

Runqiao Du

Runqiao Du was born in Shanghai, China. At the age of 11, he was selected and awarded a scholarship to study at the famed Shanghai School of Dance. Upon graduating with honors in 1989, Mr. Du moved to the United States to begin his performing career with The Washington Ballet, where performed various leading roles including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Charming in Cinderella, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Prince in Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, and the Cavalier in The Nutcracker.

 

In 2000, while maintaining his principle position with The Washington Ballet, he accepted an invitation from the legendary ballerina, Suzanne Farrell, to join her brand new company The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as a principle dancer. Under her coaching, Mr. Du danced some of the most important works created by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Maurice Bejart.

In 2008, after his illustrious performing career, Mr. Du accepted a lecturer position from the Dance Department of Towson University where he teaches Ballet Technique to the top-level BFA Majors.

 

Mr. Du joined the American Dance Institute faculty in 2009 and was the Artistic Director of the ADI School from 2010 to the spring of 2015. He has also taught at Berrend Dance Centre since 2015

 

In 2018, Mr. Du was invited to join the renowned Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC as a master teacher. He went on to serve as the Artistic Director of Kirov Academy from 2019 to 2021.

 

Mr. Du has been a guest artist, master teacher, repititeur, and adjudicator nationally and internationally. 

He has choreographed over 30 classical and neoclassical works for various companies, schools, and universities, including his own version of the full-length ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. 

 

His choreographic work has also been presented in festivals and competitions, including Youth America Grand Prix, VelocityDC Dance Festival, New Jersey Youth Ballet Competition, and the Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts Center.

Results Driven

What to expect

We want you to finish the session knowing what you can immediately apply on Monday for your classes

Combinations

Combinations for the appropriate level

Corrections

Proper delivery of corrections to help students grow and progress

Teaching Movements

From plié to grand allegro, teaching the techniques applying the Vaganova method

Time Management

Working with time constraint to get the most out of each class

Studio Culture

Setting the proper expectations for optimal learning environment

Follow-up Session

4 weeks after the workshop, we'll have another session to ask questions you have after implementing what you've learned

Pricing

Access

$ 297
  • Recording of Session
  • Follow-Up Session for Q&A

Reserve Your Spot

Access all three sessions + Follow-Up Sessions

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, participants of the workshop will be provided a recording of the session with time marks to help you access what you need quickly when you’re reviewing the content.

This session will be most beneficial for teachers with some foundation and experience as a teacher. Having your own classes of students that you currently teach will be beneficial as you can apply what you learn immediately.

The Vaganova Method was not intended to be designed to be reserved for select few teachers in the world of ballet. The principles will help you navigate your students’ progression to bring results and create a culture that truly respects the art of ballet.

We know that you may come across questions after you’ve implemented what you’ve learned. So, we’ll have a separate session 4 weeks after the workshop to follow-up and answer any questions you have.

Yes, there will be time allotted for Q&A. We highly encourage you to bring questions specific to your situation. This is the time to be “selfish” and ask the questions that you need answers to so that you can benefit the most from this program.

All of our programs are run in EST/New York Time.