Ballerinas impress in Budapest class
COMPLETING an intensive dance course comprised of 25 classes in a foreign country is certainly not an easy accomplishment.
However, Dalby dancers Holly Bradley and Chloe Heinrich, along with Evie Ford, not only embraced the opportunity but also the impressed principals and directors teaching the course.
Over the past week at the Budapest course, the National Conservatoire Ballet Company students trained from 11am-4.30pm daily, engaging in ballet, pointe, repertoire, modern, character, pilates and stretch classes.
They were taught by former prima ballerinas and male principals from the Hungarian National Ballet, several Russian ballet companies and the Zurich Ballet Company, as well as directors from the Hungarian Dance Academy and other international dance academies.
National Conservatoire Ballet Company director Sarah Brown said it had been an amazing experience for the teenagers.
"The first day was a bit tough, and the amount of dance is more than what they're used to so they were quite sore,” she said.
"They learned a lot about themselves and about dance; they said it was an amazing experience.
"They all got individual feedback, and my feedback that I got was that their standard was really good.
"As a teacher, it is really nice to get that feedback, especially coming from the country where we don't always have access to everything.”
The National Conservatoire Ballet Company will be performing in Dalby in October.