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Today’s clip is an excerpt from our 2016 Year End Performance “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”, a self-choreographed full-length ballet. The scene shows young Snow White playing in the garden with the flowers and ladybirds.
It was challenging for our little flowers and ladybirds, who were between ages 3.5 to 5, to remember their movements, music and formations at such a young age, and the girls put in a lot of effort into practising their item. 👏
It took a lot of patience, love and skill on our teachers’ part as well, and it was very rewarding for them to see the girls enjoying the time on stage.
Thank you to our teachers Ms Ma Yu, Ms Rebekah, Ms Tina, Mrs Lee and Ms Haiying Xia for their dedication.
We are happy to have Mr Robert Mills share with us his chosen topic “Rond de Jambe”.
Mr Robert is a ballet teacher trained at Australian Ballet School. He was a former professional dancer with West Australian Ballet and Singapore Dance Theatre.
In his video, Mr Robert will talk about how dancers can work multiple parts of their bodies through Ronde de Jambe. He provides in-depth explanation on how to work the supporting leg from foot up to the hip, and how this will enable the working leg to activate correctly. This is supplemented with careful demonstration to help students visualise his explanations accurately.
Thank you Mr Robert for sharing these valuable learning points with our students and teachers!
La Bayadère is a classical ballet well-loved by many. Set in the royal court of ancient India, it tells a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance and justice.
This dance was presented at CBA’s 2nd Year End Performance in 2014. Performed by our Intermediate Foundation – Advanced students, the excerpts include two items and a coda, choreographed to La Bayadère music.
Thank you to Ms Xia and Ms Zhou for choreographing and rehearsing these items!
“When the Wind Blows” is a contemporary piece created for our Intermediate and Advanced students.
This item has won:
Overall Champion at GTB Regionals Teen Groups (Gala Championships)
TOP 5 at GTB Regionals Teen Groups (Gala Championships)
1st Prize at Get The Beat Regionals, 15 & Under Group
1st Prize at Masterpiece International Ballet Competition, Senior Group
Thank you Ms Adelene for the beautiful choreography and Ms Xia for coaching the girls!
In 2017, we presented excerpts from La Esmeralda for the second half of CBA’s Year End Performance.
4 different dances were performed: a light and fun village dance for our Grade 4-5 students, a group dance choreographed to the music of Diana that included challenging pointe work for our Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate students, an upbeat Tambourine dance for our Advanced students, and a technically demanding Pas de Six for our Elite students.
Today, we are sharing the coda of the item with everyone, and hope you will enjoy it.
Thank you Ms Xia, Ms Ma and Mrs Lee for the joint effort in rehearsing this item! ❤️