KL Dance Works Ballet Academy

THE ACADEMY

provides ballet training in the Vaganova-based method, well known among full-time ballet academies worldwide for students who aspire to pursue dance as a career.

2017 class schedule
Effective from November 2017

Tuesday:
11:00am – 12:30pm Adult ballet
5:00pm – 6:30pm Level 1
6:30pm – 8:00pm Level 2 & 3 (pointe work)

Wednesday:
6:30pm – 8:00pm Level 3

Thursday:
6:30pm – 8:00pm Level 2 (Studio 2)
6:30pm – 8:00pm Level 3
8:00pm – 9:30pm Level 4

Friday:
5:00pm – 6:30pm Level 2
6:30pm – 8:00pm Level 3
8:00pm – 9:30pm Level 4

Saturday:
10:30am-12:00pm Junior Repertoire levels 2 and 3
11:00am – 12:00pm Pre-Ballet (Studio 2)
12:00pm – 1:30pm Boys class level 2 (Studio 2)
12:30pm – 2:00pm Level 4
2:30pm – 4:00pm Senior Repertoire
4:00pm – 5:30pm Level 1

Sunday:
10:00am – 11:30am Level 1 Beginners
11:30am – 1:00pm Level 1 (Studio 2)
11:30am – 1:00pm Level 3
1:30pm – 3:00pm Level 2a (Studio 2)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Level 2b
3:30pm – 5:00pm Level 4

STUDIO ADDRESS

Studio 1 & Studio 2

100-1.013, Level 1, Block J, THE SCHOOL, JAYA ONE
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

10, Lorong 9/5B, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

 


REGISTRATION

Please contact us to arrange for class placement.

CLASS PLACEMENT

Class placement (15-20 mins session) is required for all students prior to registration. Please call 011-14377616 to make an appoitment.

FEES

Registration: RM50
Deposit: RM220 (refundable)
Tuition (monthly):
Once a week RM220
Twice a week RM400
Three times a week RM540
Four times a week RM640
Five times a week RM700
Six times a week: Flat rate of RM800
*Students must confirm the 6 classes (per week) and then they are free to attend any other classes upon availability in their own level or lower

Class Duration: 1.5 hours (all levels except Pre-Ballet)

Enquiries
E-mail: kldanceworks@gmail.com

Tel: 011-14377616


*From Wikipedia:

The VAGANOVA METHOD is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951). It fuses elements of traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian technique. The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range.

Agrippina Yakovlevna Vaganova was a Russian ballet teacher who developed the Vaganova method – the technique which derived from the teaching methods of the old Imperial Ballet School (today the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet) under the Premier Maître de Ballet Marius Petipa throughout the mid to late 19th century, though mostly throughout the 1880s and 1890s. It was Vaganova who perfected and cultivated this form of teaching the art of classical ballet into a workable syllabus. Her technique is one of the most popular techniques today.


ACADEMY PRINCIPAL Choong Wan Chin

VISITING COUNSELOR Rosemarie Starke

TEACHER Rino Fujihashi


Choong Wan Chin (Classical Ballet, Variation/ Repertoire, Floor barre)

Choong Wan Chin, Malaysian, is Founder and Artistic Director of Danceworks Production (now named KL Dance Works). A graduate of the Shanghai Dance School, she has danced with the Singapore Dance Theatre and Shanghai Ballet Company. Upon receiving her Master Degree of Fine Arts in Dance and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts, USA, she joined Ena Ballet Studio, Japan as Resident Choreographer and Principal teacher and co-founded Ena Ballet Studio Company.

Since 2010, Wan Chin has created 8 major productions, full-length ballet repertoires and International Ballet Galas staged at Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur and in 2015 collaborated with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in creating Carmen in Dance and Paquita Grand pas Classic.

Wan Chin has been invited to guest teach and present her choreographies in USA, Japan, Colombia, Thailand and Singapore.

 

Rosemarie Starke (Visiting Counselor)

Rosemarie Starke began her stage career at the age of two and a half. After being a child actress for theatre and television, she became interested in ballet and graduated with honours from the Berlin State Ballet School.

Rosemarie quickly rose to the rank of Principal Dancer with the “Komische Oper” in East Berlin, one of the most interesting and prominent dance companies in Germany, under the direction of Tom Schilling, who was also the company’s principal choreographer. Her professional ballet career spanned 43 years and has provided her with extensive experience in many facets of ballet. In 1985, she was appointed Ballet Mistress, Repetiteur and Choreographic Assistant to the Komische Oper.

After immigrating to Australia in 1989, she became a lecturer in Classical Ballet, teaching the Russian Vaganova Method at the Australian Ballet School, National Theatre Ballet School, Victorian College of the Arts, Christine Walsh Conservatoire of Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Victoria. She also did extensive guest teaching at companies and institutes worldwide, including the Australian Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Australian Opera, Singapore Dance Theatre, Royal Academy of Dance and Australian Institute of Classical Dance. Her workshops were conducted at ballet schools in Germany, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, USA and Japan.

 

Rino Fujihashi (Classical Ballet, Variation/ repertoire)

A graduate of Ena Ballet School’s Pre-professional Programme in Japan, Rino furthered her training at the State Ballet School of Berlin, Germany. She has danced with Ena Ballet Studio Company and invited as Guest Artiste within Japan as well as Malaysia performing many classical ballet roles such as Kitri/ Kitri’s friend in ‘Don Quixote’ full-length ballet, Aurora in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ full length ballet, Swanhilda’s  friend in ‘Coppelia’ full length ballet, ‘Flames of Paris’ Grand Pas de Deux partnering Kevin Jackson, Prinicpal Dancer of The Australian Ballet, ‘Grand Pas Classic’ Grand Pas de Deux partnering Charles-Louis Yoshiyama of The Houston Ballet. In Jan 2015, she perform as a Soloist Dancer in Paquita and Carmen, a production by KL Dance Works in collaboration with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

She was a finalist at the Australian Institute of Classical Dance International Ballet Awards 2003, held in Perth.

Her mentors are Ms Choong Wan Chin and Ms Rosemarie Starke.

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