Ballet Philippines Dance School
Ballet Philippines Dance School (BPDS) is Ballet Philippines’ official dance school, the premier training ground for dance students who wish to pursue a career in dance. With the community quarantine still in place in parts of the Philippines, BPDS launches its online dance training program on its 52nd season with a safe, effective and engaging curriculum that will prepare students for face-to-face classes.
BPDS’ training program is both rigorous and nurturing. It is rooted in excellence in classical ballet and contemporary dance, developing creativity and artistry, while instilling in the young dancer a sense of grace, dignity and respect for oneself, for others and for their craft.
“Teachers [and the school administrators] must be aware of the changing psychology of the child at different age levels. They must be sensitive to the students’ needs and cares while enforcing the much needed discipline that classical ballet training entails.” (Noordin A. Jumalon)
Composed of children between 4-7
years old, Pre-Ballet classes develop in the child a love for dance, music,
theater and the arts, while gently preparing her body for the physical
requirements of dance training later on.
Classical Ballet Foundation and Elementary Contemporary Dance
Children 8 years old and above
learn technique and artistry of classical ballet and contemporary dance. These
years are crucial in developing the student’s motivation and discipline while
honing their talent and building their confidence.
At around 13 to 18 years old,
students will now tackle greater challenges to help them meet their goals. This
program includes rigorous training in classical ballet and contemporary dance,
as well as classes in improvisation, introduction to choreography, pedagogy and
theater, among others. Whether they wish to pursue a career as a dancer,
teacher, choreographer, or take further studies, BPDS will mentor them to be
the best dance professional they can be. During this time, our students have
the unique opportunity to observe, work alongside, and be mentored by Ballet
Philippines’ artists and its guests from the global stage. This gives them the
opportunity to rise to the ranks of the company.