Seminar 2020 Suggested Topics

Seminar 2020 Topics

Below are the suggested topics for Seminar 2020. If you have any suggestions or ideas please forward them to Leica Hardy for posting.

 

General

Mixing participatory & seated lectures
Videotaping seminar sessions for viewing via subscription service
Subscribing to video versions of seminar in lieu of attending

 

Technique – Demonstrations with Students

Demonstrations of Level Five through Eight
Demonstrations of Major levels
Pointe
Improvisation for younger students

 

Technique – With Teacher Participation

Step progressions
Character class
Creating exam exercises with appropriate levels of difficulty for that level
Creating choreographic interest in exam combinations – step variants, direction changes & pathways
Floor Barre
Fundamentals in depth – plié, tendu, folding, circular movements

 

Lectures

Tactics for teaching ‘pesky’ steps & technical challenges
Music for dance
How to use the upper body in barre work for artistic development
Body reading & problem solving for effective corrections
Teaching male students – styling, exercise structure & musical tempo

 

 

The Society of Russian Ballet presents the Nesta Toumine Memorial Award annually to students that display outstanding technical merit and exceptional artistic development in the Vaganova style. Members of the Society’s Examining Committee, following the annual examination season, put the names of potential recipients forward for consideration.