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Dumfries and Galloway

From 5 - 8 October 2012 Scottish Ballet is visiting Dumfries & Galloway with Find Your Feet — a project designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities. In each area Scottish Ballet will offer a range of FREE workshops, talks, events and a taster performance by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We are also working with a range of local schools and groups.

Full details of all activities are listed below:

Friday 5th October

Open Ballet Class
Ryan Centre Movement Studio
7pm-8.30pm
Age 16 +

Open ballet class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced dancers. During a 90 minute informal class participants will cover ballet basics and gentle technique. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class either barefoot or in soft ballet shoes.

Saturday 6th October

Creative Dance Class
Ryan Centre Sports Hall
10am-11.30am: P2-P5 pupils
12noon-1.30pm: S1-S2 pupils

Creative Dance is an entertaining and energetic class that will get participants moving! Come along and learn some new moves and create some of your own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class either barefoot or in soft ballet shoes.

Wee Mice
Ryan Centre Movement Studio
12.30pm-1.15pm & 1.30pm-2.15pm
Age 3-5 years accompanied by a parent/guardian

Wee Mice for parent and child is an enjoyable class where both can engage with games and imaginative play, exploring themes from some of Scottish Ballet’s well loved story ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
This class encourages confidence, creativity and imagination as well as developing co-ordination and balance. Wee Mice is designed for one adult working together with one child and participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class in bare feet

Ballet Café
Ryan Centre Green Room
2pm - 4pm
Age 18+

Ballet Cafe is a sociable afternoon for adults aged 18 years plus. participants will take part in a beginner’s ballet class lasting 45 minutes and then hear an illustrated talk on Scottish Ballet whilst enjoying tea and cake. Participants should wear comfortable clothes they can move in and take the class either barefoot or in soft ballet shoes.
Limited to 20 places per class

All classes and events are free but spaces must be reserved through the Ryan Centre Box Office

First Encounter by Chris Marney
Ryan Centre
7.30pm onwards
Running time 75 minutes

First Encounter is a new piece specially commissioned for the Find Your Feet project. Performed by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, it is a fast moving and exciting taste of ballet.
Performance followed by Q&A with the dancers and Scottish Ballet staff.
Tickets are free and available from Ryan Centre Box Office

Ryan Centre Box Office:
Fairghurst Road
Stranraer
DG9 7AP

Sunday 7th October

Wee mice
Carsluith Village Hall, Carsluith
10.30am-11.15am
The CatStrand, New Galloway 11.30-12.15pm
Age 3-5 years accompanied by a parent/guardian

Wee Mice for parent and child is an enjoyable class where both can engage with games and imaginative play, exploring themes from some of Scottish Ballet’s well loved story ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
This class encourages confidence, creativity and imagination as well as developing co-ordination and balance. Wee Mice is designed for one adult working together with one child and participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class in bare feet

Creative Dance Class
Carsluith Village Hall, Carsluith
11.30am-1pm
Age 6-9 years

Creative Dance is an entertaining and energetic class that will get participants moving! Come along and learn some new moves and create some of your own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class either barefoot or in soft ballet shoes

Ballet Design talk
The CatStrand, New Galloway
12.45pm-1.45pm

A 60 minute illustrated talk that will look at the set and costume design elements of Scottish Ballet’s productions. The Company’s talented team create such a variety of productions, from the opulent Christmas story ballets with fantastical settings and stunning costumes, to the more contemporary pieces with their seemingly pared down sets and costumes Join us to learn about the inspirations and process behind ballet design.

First Encounter by Chris Marney
Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright Academy
7pm onwards
Running time 75 minutes

First Encounter is a new piece specially commissioned for the Find Your Feet project. Performed by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, it is a fast moving and exciting taste of ballet.

Monday 8th October

Open Adult Creative Class
Castle Douglas Primary School
6pm-7.30pm
Age 16+

An entertaining and energetic class that will get you moving. The creative class will use the basics of ballet combined with Scottish Ballet repertoire to explore movement. Come along and learn some new moves and create some of your own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be barefoot or wear soft ballet shoes.

Open Ballet Class
Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall,
6.30pm-7.30pm
Age 16+
Open ballet class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced dancers. During a 90 minute informal class participants will cover ballet basics and gentle technique. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class either barefoot or in soft ballet shoes.


All classes are free but spaces must be reserved.

For Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas classes it is first come first served.
No advance booking required.

For Cochran Hall events:
DN Newsagents, 23 Cuthbert S
Kirkcudbright
And at the venue on the night.

For CatStrand events:
The CatStrand
High Street
New Galloway
Castle Douglas
Tel: 01644 420 374

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