Welcome to International Ballet Workshops' Summer 2020 Series. We are very excited to share this wonderful workshop with you. Here is some information to prepare you.
Sydney Group 1: January 4-6, 2020
Sydney Group 2: January 8-10, 2020
Auckland: January 13-15, 2020
Brisbane: January 17-19, 2020
Melbourne: January 23-25, 2020
Perth: January 28-30, 2020
Junior: 1:15pm to 4:15pm daily
Intermediate: 9:00am to 1:00pm daily
Advanced: 9:00am to 4:15pm daily
On Day 2, 4.30-5:15pm, there will be an optional free Q&A with the international guest teachers – all students, parents and teachers are invited to attend.
Sydney: The Conlan College, Level 1/25 Bridge St, Pymble NSW 2073
Auckland: Wellesley Studios, 113/115 Wellesley St W, Auckland 1010
Brisbane: Promenade Dance Studio, 26 Glentanna St, Kedron QLD 4031
Melbourne: Melbourne Academy of the Arts, 74 Herald St, Cheltenham VIC 3192
Perth: The Perth School of Ballet, 443 Scarborough Beach Rd, Osborne Park WA 6017
Day 1 registration
Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early on Day 1, to register at the front desk. The registration desk will not always be attended outside of these times. Each child will receive a nametag and we ask you to bring these back each day.
Children must be signed in and out each day.
Presentation and prize-giving
On Day 3, parents will be invited in to the studio to watch the final classes for each level (Juniors: 2:30-4:00pm, Intermediates: 12:00-1:00pm, Advanced: 3:15-4:15pm). There will also be a short prize-giving ceremony at the end of these sessions. Every student will receive a certificate of participation and there will be a variety of other awards.
Scholarships and Grants
International Ballet Workshops is committed to giving back to the dance community, currently with $5,000 per year in grants to assist students to take advantage of international opportunities created at the workshops. To apply for any of the current opportunities, click here.
Please remind children that no one may leave the workshop premises without a parent or guardian, and remember to pack enough food for the day (no nuts please). Parents/Guardians are required to come into the venue to collect and sign out their children at the end of each day. The IBW Tour Manager will be on site at all times to supervise breaks and assist with anything needed. Children must be signed in and out each day.
Limited merchandise will be available to purchase at the event. You can also order online at any time – we recommend online purchase as stock at the workshops is limited. Students will be able to have their souvenirs signed by the guest teachers.
What to bring
- Classical ballet outfit (leotard of choice and pink tights, optional skirt for ladies. Ballet flats. Pointe shoes if on pointe. Boys tights and leotard or tight-fitting t-shirt. Ballet flats.) Ladies please wear hair in a tidy bun.
- Intermediate and Advanced: Optional half tutu for Repertoire class.
- Advanced: Yoga mat for Body Conditioning class.
- Healthy lunch/snacks. PLEASE AVOID BRINGING NUTS OF ANY KIND, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS.
- Water bottle.
- Any medication needed.
Intermediate Pre-Pointe class
It is expected that children in the Intermediate class will be at varying stages of readiness for pointe work. All levels will be catered for within this class. Whether the student is en pointe, currently doing pre-pointe exercises, or is yet to start pre-pointe, this is a beneficial class for them.
Photos and video
For archival and promotional purposes, photos and videos will be taken during the workshops. Please advise us if you don't wish photos/footage of your child to be used.
We share a selection of photos from each day on our Facebook and Instagram, so make sure to follow us! We'll also be running social media competitions throughout the duration of the workshops, with Capezio vouchers and other prizes to be won.
Don't forget to tag us in your pics! #iloveibw and @ibw_dance so we can find your pics – you may win a prize...
Guest Teachers Q&A
All students, parents and teachers are invited to attend an informal Q&A with our international guest teachers, on Day 2, 4:30-5:15pm. This is fabulous opportunity to hear more about these amazing artists' careers, and to ask any questions you have.
There are a very limited number of private lessons available with Katherina Markowskaja and Maxim Chashchegorov, on a strictly first come first served basis. Thank you for understanding that there is time on our teachers' very busy schedules for only a very small number of private lessons per workshop. Please check days and locations carefully below before booking.
Sydney: January 3rd & 4th at The Conlan College
Auckland: January 13th at Wellesley College
Brisbane: January 17th at Promenade Dance Studio
Melbourne: January 22nd at Rain & Lucky Academy of Dance (Fairfield)
Melbourne: January 23rd at Melbourne Academy of the Arts (Cheltenham)
Perth: January 28th at Perth School of Ballet
For those attending in Auckland, please ensure that all ballet shoes are clean, as we have had a special request from Wellesley Studios to help them protect their floor.
For any urgent queries during the workshop tour only, you can call IBW Tour Manager Subashini Weir on 0426 199 049. For the New Zealand workshops, for any urgent queries, please contact Wellesley Studios on 09 373 4336. If you have other questions, please check the IBW FAQ page, or email email@example.com.