March 19, 2015 Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Introduction to Pointe with Elayna Waxse: March 23 – 27

Elayna Waxse is originally from Overland Park, KS. She has danced professionally with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Black Label Movement, and is currently performing with TU Dance. She has taught ballet for the past nine years at TU Dance Center and Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute, among others.

Elayna’s upcoming five-day workshop is designed for students ages 10-18. It will serve as both an introduction to pointe for ballet students new to pointe work, as well as a refresher for intermediate pointe students – perfect for new students, as well as students returning from Part I of the workshop this past January. The workshop will consist of ballet and pointe technique, instruction on sewing pointe shoes, foot and toenail care for pointe shoes, and strengthening skills that can be practiced outside of class to help students progress in their training. At least three years of prior ballet experience is required. Students must have their own pointe shoes.

March 23-27, 4:30-6:00 pm

Cost: $105

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