Pevnev Ballet Academy is Perth’s southern suburbs’ premier Classical Ballet school offering training specialising in Vaganova technique. To complement students’ ballet training the Academy offers specialist Pointe classes, Contemporary dance, Character dance and Dance Conditioning. The Academy prides itself on providing classical ballet training of the highest calibre. Former students of the Academy are now continuing their training and professional careers in schools in Russia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Classes are available to students from 3 years of age to pre-professional level, as well as adult classes. Gifted students may audition to participate in the Elite programs; Junior Extension, ‘After School Program’, or the Full-Time Program, which are designed to enrich and broaden the dance experience of dedicated and focused students. Our aim is to instil in all students a love of movement, music and dance whilst establishing correct technique and imparting an appreciation of the traditions of classical ballet.
Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet From 2021, Pevnev Ballet Academy will concentrate on delivering Classical ballet training in the Vaganova method of Classical Ballet, developed by Agrippina Vaganova (pictured above teaching at the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg). The Vaganova is the chosen method by most full-time ballet schools as well as most professional companies around the world and therefore, giving Pevnev students the best training and opportunity for a career in dance. The method fuses elements of traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian Cecchetti technique. The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range. The steps in the Vaganova method builds on a carefully developed progression in which the “basic” or “preparatory” forms are mastered before the dancer moves on to more difficult forms. The method is founded upon the idea that when a dancer is introduced to a step, he or she will have developed the correct strength in foundation in order for their steps and movements to be successful.
International Character Dance Syllabus The International Character Dance Syllabus has been designed and written by Australia’s leading exponent of Character Dance, Alida Segal. Her experience began in 1970 with Madame Marina Berezowsky AM and continued while studying at the world-renowned Moiseyev School in Moscow. This clear and concise training program takes students from basic concepts to professional standards in preparation for a career on the stage. The course includes active physical practice of technique & movement, as well as information about music and rhythm. Elements of ethnology, physics and design are also involved. This results in a more holistic education & understanding of the development of dance styles.
Recreational Stream Petite Pevnevs Program
Level 1 (3-4 years) Level 2 (4-5 years)
Level 1 (9-11 years) Level 2 (11-12 years) Level 3 (12-14 years)
Ballet syllabus in two levels, to give our youngest dancers the best possible introduction and foundations for the Junior Program. Highly structured classes (once weekly) with no more than 12 students per class. One class assistant and accompanied on piano. Full school end of year concert. Optional class: Contemporary/Jazz Dance (Level 2 only)
Junior Program Level Level Level Level
1 (5-6 years) 2 (6-7 years) 3 (7-8 years) 4 (8-9 years)*
Conditioning to strengthen and stretch the young bodies, and to give the student a better understanding and awareness of their muscles and joints to prevent injury,
Conditioning to strengthen and stretch the young bodies, and to give the student a better understanding and awareness of their muscles and joints to prevent injury. Classical classes to refine technique and develop strength in classical work. Contemporary Dance. International Character Dance Syllabus (ICDS). Optional classes: Jazz Dance, Repertoire (ballet). RAD Festival / Eisteddfod solos and groups (by invitation only). Mid year Contemporary/Jazz performance. Full school end of year concert. Class assessments with an external examiner, certificate and report.
Senior Program 15+ years
Classical classes to refine technique and develop strength in classical work.
Classical & Contemporary Dance coaching for students aged 15 years and over who wish to maintain their technique, in a recreational capacity.
Optional classes: Contemporary or Jazz Dance, Repertoire/Dances (Level 3 and up only).
Open Adult Ballet
Eisteddfod solos and groups (by invitation only).
This class is a relaxed environment for adults who wish to continue their love of ballet.
Class assessments with an external examiner, certificate and report. Full school end of year concert. *option in Level 4 to audition for Elite Programs.
Elite Stream Entry into the Elite programs is by audition or invitation only.
Junior Extension Program
Full Time Program
Saturday morning Classical, Performance and Conditioning classes. Annual assessment, certificate and report.
A comprehensive and intensive training program open to students from the age of 10 year, focussing on Classical, Contemporary & ICDS, providing the necessary preparation for acceptance into an internationally recognised classical or contemporary dance institution.
Elite Eisteddfod ensemble (by invitation only).
After School Program Level Level Level Level •
1 (10-11years) 2 (11-13 years) 3 (13-14 years) 4 (14-15 years)
Classical classes to develop the classical ballet technique and to challenge dancers in terms of speed, agility, strength and ability to pick up combinations quickly.
Classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Acting, Conditioning & Music. Solos and groups at local and international competitions. Guidance, mentoring, coaching and preparation for audition DVDs and international audition tours. Schooling is completed through SIDE.
Pointe classes to build lower-leg strength and develop strong foundations en Pointe.
Yearly Stage Exams and Masterclasses with an examiner from Russia/Vaganova Academy.
Conditioning classes to strengthen and stretch growing bodies, and to give the student a better understanding and awareness of their bodies to prevent injury.
Option to obtain accredited Certification Courses in Dance, in partnership with the Australia Dance Institute.
International Character Dance Syllabus (ICDS).
Optional classes: Open Jazz Dance
RAD Festival / Eisteddfod solos & groups (by invitation only). Yearly Stage Exams and Masterclasses with an examiner from Russia/Vaganova Academy. Option to obtain accredited Certification Courses in Dance, in partnership with the Australia Dance Institute.
Half-Day or Full Day Program Specialised coaching in Classical Ballet and integration into the Full Time Program are provided in addition to the After School classes. Classes are recognised as an alternative to sport at the dancer’s academic school and are tailored around their schedule.
3/7 Pitt Way Booragoon Western Australia 6154 E: email@example.com
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Course prospectus 2021