Alba Ballet Company,Greenock, Inverclyde - Training and Performance in Classical Ballet and Dance from our private studio in Greenock.

 

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 Next Performances 


Cinderella

 Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Friday 11th  November 2016


Cinderella

 Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Saturday 12th November 2016


Cinderella

 Barrfields, Largs

Saturday 19th November 2016  

 

 The Nutcracker

 About Alba Ballet

Alba Ballet Company

The question all young Ballerinas ask

When can I go on Pointe, is actually a really important question. Tremendous damage can be done if Ballerinas have not had the correct training . At Alba Ballet we generally do not allow students to go on Pointe until age 13-14. Young Ballerinas need to allow their bodies to grow and have built up strength and technique. Parents also ask the same question and wonder why their budding Ballerina is not on Pointe when fellow students are. Like everything in life, everyone progresses at different rates, some of our best Ballerinas did not go on Pointe until 15 or 16. 

So young Ballerinas and Mums and Dad, don’t rush into Pointe,  talk to your teacher and be patient. On the flip side if your Daughter is under 12 and goes on Pointe I would question it as possible damage may not be reversible  To find out more

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Alba Ballet
Alba Ballet Cinderella.

Introduction

Welcome! Thanks for coming by – we offer a true training and performance experience in Classical Ballet from our private Ballet Studio which is based in Greenock, Inverclyde.Training in Classical Ballet is over a 2 year part time course, in conjunction with your own dance classes, this will give you a real insight into the life of a full time dancer. Training and performance that may set you on your way to becoming a full time dancer. We are looking for Dancers both male and female to join us.  

Performance

We completed our first two year programme with  sell out performances of The Nutcracker and getting ready now for our next production.. At the end of this course you will be ready to take part in our next full scale Classical Ballet production of Cinderella. For our next production we will be doing three performances in two locations  These venues will prove to be ideal locations to show our Ballet Productions not only to the local people of Inverclyde, but to the much wider audiences we hope to attract.

We are pleased to announce the dates for Cinderella.

Tickets will go on sale shortly, so get the dates in your diary.

Friday 11th(poster to be edited) and Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Beacon Arts Centre Greenock

Saturday 19th November Barrfields Largs.

All performances start 7.30pm

Contact us here.

Mature Students 

We will also welcome students who may have danced up to the age of sixteen, but who do not want to go on to full time dance but feel as though they wish to continue with Ballet at the highest possible level and still have the chance to perform. Why let all these years of training go to waste, our course will allow you the chance to continue training and performing in conjunction with work,college or university. 

 Classes for Students interested in starting Ballet

Alba Ballet is the senior section of Elite Academy of Dance, which is based from the same Ballet studio in Greenock. Elite Academy of Dance provides Classical Ballet training and can be a young dancers frist steps in Ballet. Classical Ballet classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. Please feel free to call into the studio ,15a Watt Street, Greenock, Inverclyde after 4pm on any of the above days to see what Classical Ballet Training is all about, or contact Julie Gunn on 0775 3246 035 or by email juliegunn@hotmail.co.uk for further information.

Classes follow RAD Classical Ballet and are available for male and female dancers from 3 years and over. In time we see a natural progression for students who are serious in Ballet to progress through Elite Academy of Dance into classes and further training in Classical Ballet that will be be available from Alba Ballet.

Approach

Our goal and our passion has been to develop young dancers who show potential and are looking to a possible career in Dance. Students will be worked hard, and will need to show commitment in order to be able to move through the course.Despite the hard work our aim is give students an experience that will be rounded off with them taking part in a full blown ballet productions at two different locations. We are excited to be offering this opportunity and look forward to working with you.

Testimonials

Email from Matthew O Hare. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland- 18th November 2014

I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for accommodating me and my guest at your recent performance of The Nutcracker. 

It was a thoroughly enjoyable night and I was extremely impressed with the professionalism, focus and energy from the students. Credit to Julie & Shaun for pulling this so well together, it really was a pleasure to watch. 

The costumes and set really added to the experience, and the duet from Erin & Tim was just stunning to watch. 

Please pass my congratulations to all the students and the team for a wonderful performance, I’ve not stopped speaking this up to my colleagues since! 

Keep up the good work, and again my thanks for looking after us while we visited. 

Do drop me a line if there’s anything I can help you with going ahead. 

Best wishes, 

Matthew.  

Matthew O'Hare
External Engagements Coordinator 


"Now have all my three Daughters and Son getting trained with Alba Ballet." -- Fiona Greenock

"Saw your Ballet peformance at the Sugar Sheds during the Tall Ships in Greenock- fantastic" -- Derek- St Andrews

15a Watt Street, Greenock, Inverclyde PA16 8JN | 0775 324 6035

Alba Ballet Company

The question all young Ballerinas ask

When can I go on Pointe, is actually a really important question. Tremendous damage can be done if Ballerinas have not had the correct training . At Alba Ballet we generally do not allow students to go on Pointe until age 13-14. Young Ballerinas need to allow their bodies to grow and have built up strength and technique. Parents also ask the same question and wonder why their budding Ballerina is not on Pointe when fellow students are. Like everything in life, everyone progresses at different rates, some of our best Ballerinas did not go on Pointe until 15 or 16. 

So young Ballerinas and Mums and Dad, don’t rush into Pointe,  talk to your teacher and be patient. On the flip side if your Daughter is under 12 and goes on Pointe I would question it as possible damage may not be reversible  To find out more

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