Free Online Beginner Ballet Class with the Dutch National Ballet

Dancers Mila Nicorussi Caviria, Koyo Yamamoto and pianist Paul Ruiz Photo: Michel Schnater

Are you ready for the plié?following successful delivery free online classes The Dutch National Ballet, which has racked up over 4 million views so far during lockdown, launches a new series to celebrate World Ballet Day.

Artistic coordinator Ernst Meisner said the public had an insight into the daily lives of dancers during lockdown, but the company saw demand for entry-level exercise.

“In recent years, ballet fans from all over the world have followed our online ballet classes. Many of them have created online requests for simpler classes at a level more suitable for beginners. If you’ve always wanted to try ballet but haven’t started yet, this is the perfect opportunity!”

The series will begin on November 2nd with lessons from former dancers and now teachers at the National Ballet Academy, Simona Ferrazza and Dario Elia.

On World Ballet Day, junior company dancers Kate Miklka, Luisella Vogt, Luca Abdel Noor, Coco Bamford and Mira Nicolassi Caviria will host ballet classes.

It will also feature a pas de de duet by principal dancer Olga Smirnova and soloist Viktor Caixeta. left Russia After the invasion of Ukraine, he plans to join the Dutch National Ballet earlier this year.

Ballet classes are available at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Youtube channel.

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