Ballet Level 5


This class is taught by:

Eric Midgley

Eric Midgley is the Ballet Master and School Director at Dancers' Workshop. Mr. Midgley began his dance career in 1979, performing throughout western Canada and the Pacific Northwest with the Veselka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble. In 1989, Eric graduated from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division before joining Ballet Florida in West Palm Beach. In 2001, he joined Ballet Austin and remained there until 2008. Performing an extremely wide repertoire, he has danced principal roles in classical and contemporary repertoire in Canada, the US, France, Scotland, Slovenia and Italy. Eric brings a widely varied background in design, music, and dance to the studio and the stage. He has choreographed over twenty original works for a wide range of companies from ballet, to folk and modern dance. He has created score edits, original compositions, sound, lighting, and projection designs and served as production manager and stage manager for dance performances for over 20 years. With 30 years experience as a teacher, he brings his diversity to bear in the studio. He teaches ballet, pointe, character, men’s class, variations, repertoire, and partnering. His accessible and functional approach to movement is at the root of his teaching style.
2x per week: Tuesday & Thursday
 
Ballet students advance through a carefully developed curriculum designed to teach students the highly technical language of ballet, emphasizing correct alignment, strength, flexibility, balance, grace, focus, discipline, musicality, and self-expression.
 
*Please note that ballet and modern dance are at the core of Dancers’ Workshop’s curriculum. It is highly recommended that students study Ballet and Modern at the same level simultaneously.
 
Ballet 1 begins at 9 years old and students will advance to higher levels as they master the curriculum as evaluated by their instructor and the School Director. Students who were in a level higher than basics last school year will take a placement class at the beginning of this school year to determine their starting level for the semester. Students will be placed in the level that maximizes their learning potential and can be advanced at any time.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jan 22 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Jan 24 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Jan 29 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Jan 31 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Feb 05 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Feb 07 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Feb 12 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Feb 14 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Feb 19 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Feb 21 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Feb 26 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Feb 28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Mar 05 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Mar 07 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Mar 12 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Mar 14 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Mar 19 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Mar 21 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Tue Mar 26 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley
  • Thu Mar 28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Eric Midgley