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Pre-Primary Classical Ballet Training
The future is for those that believe in the beauty of their dreams- Eleanor Roosevelt
The Pre-primary Classical Ballet Training is a preparatory course for children between the ages of 7-11, whose future dream is to join an professional ballet-or dance academy. Le Rêve started in March 2014 with it’s first group.
Mission and Vision
Ballet Studio le Rêve, or ‘the dream’, is a new studio in Rotterdam for children between 7-10/11 years or age who wish to take their first steps towards realizing their dream of become a professional dancer.
It is important to begin at a young age with classes that prepare the children for auditions to nationally acclaimed dance academies.
Our goals are:
* to develop the talent of the children in a professional environment.
* to stimulate the child’s passion for classical ballet
* to prepare the children mentally, physically and artistically for a harmonious transition into a professional academy.
* to consistently work with quality
Ballet Studio le Rêve offers the young, serious and talented child the possibility to follow a specific program with 4 hrs a week of classes in a disciplined environment. They will receive classical ballet (2 hours a week), preparatory character/folklore dancing (1 hour a week) and creative dance ( 1 hr. a week) With this, the children become physically, mentally and artistically prepared for the first year at a ballet-dance academy.
Also children that are not yet sure of their future dreams yet enjoy a serious working environment, are welcome .
Ballet Studio le Rêve is founded by Maricelle Peeters.
Maricelle began dancing at the age of 6 with 3 ballet lessens a week. After seeing a television program about the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, Maricelle sensed that this was what wanted. One week later, she was accepted to the Nel Roos Academy for Ballet in Amsterdam. After graduating from this school as a teacher of classical ballet and folklore dance, she continued her education in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Staats Choreografen School. She also trained for 6 months in Skopje, Macedonia.
Once back in Holland in 1995, she began teaching in various schools. She was also asked to share her teaching experience with aspiring teachers at the Rotterdam Dance Academy.
Throughout her carriere, Maricelle has taken several opportunities to expand her knowledge. In 2003, 2008 and 2011, she attended teacher training courses at the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. As well, she has been inspired by courses given by Kalina Bogoeva at the Henny Jurriens Stichting, in Amsterdam. The Vaganova training is a harmonious and clear curriculum that forms the basis or her teaching.
From 2005 to 2013 Maricelle was founder and owner of her own studio, Ballet and Dansstudio Gouda. Besides her general classes for students age 3 to adult, she worked intensely with the more talented students on a pre-primary training. Many of these students continued on to join The National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam and Codarts in Rotterdam. Through this satisfying experience, a new dream was born, for Maricelle; Ballet Studio le Reve.
Maricelle has choreographed several performances, including La Fille Mal Gardée, De Kleine Prins, The Nutcracker, De Stenen Bloem, Class Concert and The Spirit of Dance.
The classes will be held at Dawesweg 430 in Rotterdam Ommoord.
The studio is easily accessible by car or public transport.
Parking is free.
The location is the Ommoord area of Deelgemeente Prins Alexander, close to train station Rotterdam Alexander.
Take Metro Calandlijn in the direction of the Binnenhof, and stop at Romeynshof.
Close by you will find shopping centers Alexandrium, Binnenhof and Hesseplaats as well as parks.
Class Schedule Sept 2017- June 2018
First year students, for children in group 4/5 of school.
In the first year, children will have a 2 hour class, 2x week. (2 hrs. ballet, 1 hr. character and 1 hr. creative) In the classical class, individual attention will be paid to development of strength, flexibility and coordination. In character class more attention will go to the development of musicality, presentation and working together in the group. In creative class, attention will go to improvisation, choreography, musicality and development of the child’s own ‘eye’ for dance and art.
In December, there will be an evaluation by the teacher of the student’s progress, and again in May, when a decision will be made if the student may progress to the second year. All aspects of dance will be considered; the natural feeling for dance, technical development, musicality, coordination, and presentation.
for children in group 5/6 of school.
Children with a positive advice from their first year, will continue with the same schedule, and clothing requirements.
for children in group 6/7 of school
Children with a positive advice from their second year, will continue with the same schedule, and clothing requirements.
In this year students will be encouraged to audition for a professional academy of their choice to further their education in group 7 of the Basisschool.
The children that do not continue along this path will be advised by the teacher to continue their classes at a suitable school or, if appropriate, may stay at le Rêve for the third year program.
As soon as your child has been accepted to follow classes at Ballet School le Rêve, you will receive an order form for the required dance clothing and shoes.
One hour classes (60 minutes) cost € 10,-
At the end of each year, the students with a positive advice to continue, will automatically receive an new application form for the next year.
To ensure the high standard of the school, one must audition for Ballet School le Rêve. A commission, consisting of La Rêve’s founder and staff from the professional field, will consider at the child’s proportions, flexibility, coordination, natural feeling for dance, musicality and presence. Audition results will be received in writing. Parents may not be present at the audition.
In case a student has missed the date of the audition, you may write Maricelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. to be informed further.