I am pleased to announce London's Finest Masterclass No. 3 is happening! Thank you for waiting and sorry about the delay due to the omicron situation.

Class objective: Swan Lake Act II Odette’s Entrance, including the mime scene. Aka a good mix of techniques and dancing! Tutus are welcome! The normal class is followed by optional pointe work and the study of the choreography.  

Please see the movie clip by Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov on YouTube  

Teacher: Raymond Chai   -- Raymond’s classes are always fun and flexible.

When: 2.30-6:00 pm British winter time, Sunday, 27 February (3 hours and 30 minutes)

Price: £65 per person Message me if yo prefer PayPal and bank transfers. Afraid I cannot accept cash.

Where: The Place/London Contemporary Dance School The Place, Flaxman Terrace, London WC1H 9AT

It appears as London Contemporary Dance School on Google Map. If you have not been here before, look for the glass building. The Place also has a red-brick theatre on Duke’s Road, which is a wrong location for us. Please arrive in advance and check in at the front desk. Please follow the studios’ Covid restrictions.

Class level: Beginner/intermediate to advanced. Basic ballet knowledge is necessary. This class will be a mixed level. To make space for everyone, please be kind to each other and respect each other’s levels. You can take the pointe work and the choreography with ballet slippers or switch from pointe shoes to ballet slippers anytime. Please talk to your body.

Class description and objective (orders may change): • Class commences at 2:30 pm • Quick introduction • Barre and centre • Pointe work – this is optional. You can take this part with demi-pointe or switch shoes any time. Please talk to your body. • A short break for changing into tutus, wiping sweat and tears, hydrating and munching chocolate bars etc. • Odette’s Entrance– We use the Royal Ballet’s version. You can take this part with demi-pointe or switch shoes any time. Please talk to your body.  

Raymond’s Biography Raymond is the world’s first about many ballet and dance fronts. His rich experience spans from ballet to musical, film, television and choreography: he performed with Companhia Nacional de Bailado (National Ballet of Portugal), Cats the Musical and numerous other theatre productions across the globe. He was also the ballet master of the highly acclaimed Ballet Black in London for many years. Now, he is one of the most coveted ballet teachers and choreographers in the UK and internationally, training professionals, pre-professionals and recreational dancers. He does not age. There is some rumour that he is a vampire. Read the Danceworks page about Raymond and his Facebook page  

Disclaimer • Cancellation policy: Cancellation deadline is 24 hours before the class starts. After this point, any refund cannot be made. • The teacher, I or the studios cannot be held responsible for your injury or illness regardless when and where it is sustained. So PLEASE talk to and listen to your body. • Although London has very much returned to the pre-Covid, the studio still has its own Covid policy in place. Please be kind enough to respect it.  

Should you have any questions, please message me. I look forward to seeing you in studios! Ikuko  

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