Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:45 PM
I wish I could go!!!
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:25 AM
I can't believe I'll have to miss it. I'll be in Bangkok for a whole week to train at BCB, but I'll be leaving on the 28th of July.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:55 PM
Ms Masako taught yesterday's class. I received a lot of attention, individual instruction and corrections from her, so I really liked her class too.
Can't wait to see how the next few classes bed teachers are going to be.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:00 PM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:20 AM
Has any of you danced in Singapore? I'm trying to find out the calibre of Asian, specifically, Singaporean ballet programs for my daughter.
There is a Singapore Adult Ballet group on the Facebook:
Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:16 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:31 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:36 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:24 AM
Had some other not so positive classes with DaPixie at other schools, and also a lovely class at some studio (I can't recall the name). It was rather strange and small space. The actual studio itself was square with wood floor, and while the space itself was a square studio, it seemed like it was just that... a single studio space floating independently in the middle of nowhere with a sliding glass door entrance and a partition of the studio glass-doored off so it could be dedicated to the lobby/office/dressing cubicles/all general usage room. It was odd!
The teachers at both studios were very adept at giving open class to all levels of dancers, adjusting and modifying exercises without making any dancers feel neglected. Most of all, it was nice that when exercises were being customized, it didn't feel like time was being wasted. Advanced students weren't annoyed by the less experienced dancers having modified steps, and beginning dancers did not feel awkward or annoyed that advanced dancers were being given complicated movement sequences.
The other school, however, I had such a negative experience... but I'm unsure if it's kosher to write something leaning towards negative (very).
Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:27 AM
Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:12 AM
I am not in Bangkok, but I can assure you they have classes at BCB every morning at 9am. They haven't updated their website in years. Tomoroow morning (Tuesday) Stephen Beagley (ex principal Royal Ballet) will be teaching class). On Wednesday it's Ms Kaori teaching. She now teaches a variation at the end of every class, which is really fun. She teaches one variation per month - the same one for 4 consecutive Wednesdays. Last time I was there we learned the Princess Florine variation.
Mr Fiat (principal dancer at BCB) teaches a beginner's class, but it's very good. He is not only a good dancer, but a very good teacher as well.
The cost per class is THB 500. There is also a one time registration fee of THB 500.
Classes are 1.5 hours long, but Ms Kaori and Mr Fiat always end up teaching for almost 2 hours.
I hope this helps.
Tell them you got the info from Pixie / Devi of Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh and they'll be extra attentive to you ;)
Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:21 AM
Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:15 AM
It's difficult, to say the least. There's no functioning A/C in class there either... I mean the teacher turns it on, but you can only really feel a hot breeze coming from it every once in a while. I think it's actually an oscillating fan disguised to look like an air conditioning unit. Be prepared for the heat, btw. Bring your water bottle and bring a towel for occasional sweat mop-up that you can hang on the struts of the barre. I needed it constantly.