Summerschool Den Haag 
Workshops 2018

KITRI
With:  Mirella Simoncini

Friday 10 August
Level: II
1-day (1x 90 min.)
Price: 26 euro

Don Quixote’s famous fan Variation made suitable for non-professional ballet students.
The level is easy to follow yet at the same time a wonderful challenge. The emphasis is on the pleasure of dancing famous classical ballet and learning repertoire in a professional atmosphere, it is also an opportunity to meet other students that love to dance.

Kitri’s Variation was choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1869

Note: Please bring your own fan | Neem je eigen waaier mee!

CORE BUSINESS
Ballet Power Special
With: Remy Tonino

Friday 3 August
Level: II & III
1-day (1x 90 min.)
Regular price: 26 euro
Professional rate: 23 euro

Valued as a personal trainer; Remy Tonino has been working with young dancers and students in 2016 at the Mabel Alter Balletschool. 

In a collaboration with Mirella Simoncini this Summerschool Special will include a thorough warming up at the Barre, a personal and practical experience for core stability, specific techniques for healthy strong muscles and a final moment of relaxation and breathing technique.

Picture by: Mathieu Di Scala

THE JORGE PÉREZ MARTINEZ EXPERIENCE
With: Jorge Pérez Martinez | Introdans

Date: Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August
Level: II & III
2-days (2x 150 min. Incl. 2 Balletclasses)
Class (60 min.) by: Mirella Simoncini
Repertoire (90 min.) by: Jorge Pérez Martinez
Regular price: 76 euro
Professional rate: 68,50 euro

For a boy who was born in the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha, becoming a dancer wasn’t a likely occupation. But Jorge Pérez Martinez, who as a young kid was taken to flamenco and ballroom lessons, was able to count on his parents’ support to realise his dream. By now he has been dancing with Introdans for almost 15 years and made his first choreography for the company in 2009. 

In this workshop you will have a beautiful choreography experience. Learning how to use organic movements, sometimes with a twist, expressing feelings and different moods in dance.

"Play that last measure softly."
THE DYING SWAN
With:  Mirella Simoncini

Wednesday 15 August
Level: II
1-day (1x 90 min.)
Price: 26 euro

THE DYING SWAN became famous because of its meaning and Anna Pavlova’s ability to put it across to the audience. This dance follows the last moments in the life of a swan and was created in 1905 for Pavlova by Mikhail Fokine.
The Dying Swan is not about a woman impersonating a bird, it's about the fragility of life and the passion with which we hold on to it. Anna Pavlova danced The Dying Swan until the day she passed away. She died during a tour in the Netherlands while staying at Hotel Des Indes in The Hague (where you can still find the Anna Pavlova Library in her memory).

With her final breath she asked for her Swan costume and said, "Play that last measure softly." The next day her company danced as scheduled, at the end the “Swan” music was played with a single spotlight circling an empty stage.

THROUGH RENA’S EYES
With: Rena Narumi | NDT

Level: II
1-day (1x 120 min.)
Regular price: 35 euro
Professional rate: 30,50 euro

Movements and techniques in modern dance choreography. Rena Narumi is sharing her experience as a dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater, which is one of the most productive dance companies in the Netherlands, if not in the world. Paving its own way in the modern dance field. 

In this workshop you will discover pleasure and freedom in modern dance choreography through the eyes of Rena.

Drawing by Ewa Gawlik

STUNNING BEAUTY
3 day intensive for Young Professionals 
With: Mirella Simoncini

Date: Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August
Level: *III
3-days intensive (3x 195 min. incl. 3 balletclasses) 
Regular price: 137 euro 
Professional rate: 119,95 euro

STUNNING BEAUTY is a three day intensive with unforgettable classical repertoire. A small group of young dancers and vocational students will be working closely with Mirella Simoncini, dancing the Dying Swan as it was created for Anna Pavlova, Waltz of the Hours coming from Coppelia and Don Quixote's fan variation. The day will begin with a class especially focused on what is needed for repertoire. Working on pointes is optional, the level is to some extent adjustable.

The Dying Swan (1905) Mikhail Fokine
How Anna Pavlova found the beauty inside herself. Becoming the most famous dancer of all time her interpretation of the Dying Swan forever remembered. 

Waltz of the Hours (1870) Arthur Saint-Léon
Guaranteed to bring joy, dancing this fragment of the famous ballet Coppelia, Waltz of the Hours. Coppelia is probably the best-known and most performed comedy ballet in the world.

Kitri (1869) Marius Petipa
The perfect combination of pleasure and technique; Don Quixote’s Kitri variation. The fan flourish movements are a dance in themselves. Note: Please bring your own fan | Neem je eigen waaier mee.

Specials
Summerschool Den Haag 2017

POINTE 15min. | INTRODUCTORY
Basic Instruction for Pointes

DATE(s): See schedule
Free of charge in combination with a connecting balletclass.

Some of our balletclasses include 15 minutes of basic explanation about pointe-techique. For students that are ready for pointes and/or have been working with pointes for about one year. And for those who are getting ready to learn pointe technique. You can take this training with or without pointe shoes.
Please note if the teachers concludes you a  not ready to work with pointes yet, you will have to take them off and join the training on regular balletshoes.

 Bij een aantal van onze balletlessen vind je 15 minuten basis uitleg over de spitzentechniek. Aandacht voor correct gebruik van voeten en benen plus training van kracht en balans. Uitstekende les als je minder dan een jaar met spitzen bezig bent, of als je net bent begonnen. Studenten die (binnenkort) willen starten met spitzen kunnen de training op slappe schoentjes volgen. Het is tijdens de les altijd mogelijk spitzen uit te doen en verder te werken met balletschoenen
In een enkel geval, kan de docent beslissen dat een student nog niet klaar is om met spitzen te werken. Je mag de training dan op normale balletschoenen volgen.

POINTE 15min. | Training for Pointes

DATE(s):
 See schedule
Free of charge in combination with a connecting balletclass

Some of our balletclasses include 15 minutes of pointe technique which can also be done without pointe shoes. Pointe classes are always in a somewhat adjustable level - the teacher will adapt the technical level to the ability of the students. Working on clean technique, strength and joyfull dance movements.

Students are welcome to take off pointeshoes anytime and work on regular balletshoes as well.

 Bij een aantal van onze balletlessen vind je 15 minuten spitzentechniek. Spitzen wordt gegeven in een enigszins aanpasbaar niveau (de moeilijkheidsgraad van de les zal door de docent worden aangepast aan de deelnemende studenten). Aandacht voor kracht, dansplezier en diversiteit in combinaties. Het is tijdens de les altijd mogelijk spitzen uit te doen en verder te werken met balletschoenen.

Arranged Coaching
TECHNIQUE ANALYSER (private)
Limited to 1 participant
With: Mirella Simoncini

Date: By appointment
1-day (1x 50 min.) 
Regular price: 105 euro 
Professional rate: 85 euro

Arranged Coaching is a private technique analyser of 50 minutes. It will give you guidance with modified exercises by Mirella Simoncini. Arranged Coaching is suitable for professional dancers, students and pre-professional students. Please contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching 0638551500.

NOTE added 23rd May 2018: 
We're sorry Arranged Coaching for this summer is sold out. However Arranged Coaching is available during the regular season. Please keep in mind we receive many requests, make your reservation well in advance. 
For information you are welcome to contact us by phone.
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Coaching Special Sold Out
Limited to 3 participants only

BALANCED EVER AFTER
How to nail long balances

Date: Sunday 12 August
Level: Pre-Professional / Professional
1-day (1x 50 min.)
Regular price: 37 euro
Professional rate: 28 euro

With the focus on your balance and control of the torso.
Intensive 50 minutes coaching. Positive challenge for personal development. Normally coaching takes place as a private session (one on one). During Summerschool Den Haag we are happy to make this more accessible by presenting it for a group of 3 participants. Coaching Specials are suitable for students with a professional background only. You are welcome to contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching.

Coaching Special Sold Out 
Limited to 3 participants only
DEFYING GRAVITY
Adagio

Date: Sunday 19 August
Level: Pre-Professional / Professional
1-day (1x 50 min.)
Regular price: 37 euro
Professional rate: 28 euro

Analysing the quality of your adagio work. Focus on purposeful, fluid movement, high extensions and strong standing legs.
Intensive 50 minutes coaching. Positive challenge for personal development. Normally coaching takes place as a private session (one on one). During Summerschool Den Haag we are happy to make this more accessible by presenting it for a group of 3 participants. Coaching Specials are suitable for students with a professional background only. You are welcome to contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching.

Coaching Special Sold Out
Limited to 3 participants only

CODA TURNS
Final Reckoning

Date: Saturday 18 August
Level: Pre-Professional / Professional
1-day (1x 50 min.)
Regular price: 37 euro
Professional rate: 28 euro

Working on the foundation for coda turns and the performing of 32 fouettes.
Intensive 50 minutes coaching. Positive challenge for personal development. Normally coaching takes place as a private session (one on one). During Summerschool Den Haag we are happy to make this more accessible by presenting it for a group of 3 participants. Coaching Specials are suitable for students with a professional background only. You are welcome to contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching.

FAST FORWARD 60min.
Additional ballet training


DATE(s): See schedule
Single class or in combination with a connecting balletclass.
Regular price: same as a balletclass
Professional rate: same as a balletclass 


Fast Forward class is a 60 minutes additional ballet-training. It includes a Stamina Barre with strength exercises, this high speed barre non stop is especially for toning and shaping thin thighs, developing speed, power and high(er) legs. Followed by centre work and pointe technique, students that prefer not to work with pointeshoes, may strengthen feet by doing this section on regular balletshoes. The last part includes a Stretch Programme for flexibility improvement and relaxation.