Get movin' with Hong Kong Ballet! Our new Spring Workshops feature beginning and intermediate ballet for children and teenagers as well as Adult Ballet classes. Have fun while exploring famous classical variations and learning important ballet fundamentals with professional HKB instructors. Pilates, Yoga and new Barre Fit classes are also available.
 
Understanding that everyone’s comfort level varies, the Spring Workshops will run in hybrid mode, which offers virtual and/or in-person classes with limited spots for social distancing. Each series of eight classes runs April to June, and advanced registration is required.

Classes will be taught live in our newly-renovated Happy Valley studio. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  When/if restrictions ease, we will increase the number of students for in-studio classes.
 

Children & Youth Division

Students will develop physical strength, musicality, memory and patterning skills as they learn specific classical variations in the every four consecutive classes.

Pre-Ballet (ages 3.5+) 

Stretch, leap and spin with us, as we learn basic ballet concepts and create a new dance together in every four weeks.
 

Day

Time

Age

Instructor

Venue

Date

Fee

Register

Thur

16:00-16:45

4-6

Irene Lo

Online

8, 15, 22, 29 Apr

$400
(4 classes /month)*

Online

6, 13, 20, 27 May

Day

Time

Age

Instructor

Venue

Date

Fee

Register

Sat
NEW

9:45-10:30 3.5-4.5

Sharon Leung

In Studio: Happy Valley

29 May, 5, 26 June, 3 July

$880 (4 classes)

Sat
FULL

10:45-11:30

5-6

Sharon Leung

In Studio: Happy Valley

10, 17, 24 Apr, 1 May
8, 15, 29 May, 5, 26 Jun

$1,760
(8 classes)

In Studio

*For online option, payment is settled in 2 installments. Workshops are conducted via ZOOM.

Workshops include:

  • Class demonstration for parents during the last workshop (only for physical students)
  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged when the social distancing restrictions ease)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Elementary 1 (ages 7-9)

Students use the ballet barre to learn technique and vocabulary, exploring ballet enchaînements weekly to ultimately create an entire classical variation.

Day

Time

Instructor

Venue

Date

Fee

Register

Thur

17:00-18:00

Irene Lo

Online/ In Studio: Happy Valley

3, 10, 17, 24 June

Online:
$480 (4 classes /month)*

In Studio:
$960 (4 classes)

Online
 

In Studio

Sat

11:45-12:45

Sharon Leung

In Studio: Happy Valley

10, 17, 24 Apr, 1 May

$1,920 (8 classes)

In Studio

8, 15, 29 May, 5, 26 Jun

*For Virtual group, payment is settled in 2 instalments. Workshops are conducted via ZOOM.

Workshops include:

  • Class demonstration for parents during the last workshop (only for physical students)
  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged when the social distancing restrictions ease)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Elementary 2 (ages 9-11)

Students use the ballet barre to learn technique and vocabulary, exploring ballet enchaînements weekly to ultimately create an entire classical variation. This critical level lays the classical ballet foundation and moves at a pace that facilitates better understanding and safety.

Day

Time

Instructor

Mode

Date

Fee

Register

Tue

17:00-18:00

Irene Lo

In Studio: Happy Valley

8, 15, 22, 29 June

$960 (4 classes)

Workshops include:

  • Class demonstration for parents during the last workshop (only for physical students)
  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged when the social distancing restrictions ease)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Intermediate (ages 11-18)

For committed dance students who want to take ballet training to the next level, this classical programme provides critical foundational techniques, creative artistry and dynamic performance skills in a supportive environment to develop strong, expressive dancers.

*For students with at least 4 years of ballet training and ready to take on pre-pointe level. (Level ref: equivalent to RAD Grade 6 or Intermediate Foundation level or above)

Workshops are not offered in June. Please contact us if you are interested in this level.

Day

Time

Instructor

Mode

Date

Fee

Register

Tue

18:00-19:10

Irene Lo

Online/ In Studio: Happy Valley

13, 20, 27 Apr, 4 May

Online:
$480 (4 classes /month)*

In Studio:
$1,920 (8 classes)

Online

In Studio

11, 18, 25 May, 1 Jun

*For online option, payment is settled in 2 installments. Workshops are conducted via ZOOM.

Workshops include:

  • Class demonstration for parents during the last workshop (only for physical students)
  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged when the social distancing restrictions ease)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance
 

Adult Division

It's a great way to stay in shape, experience and enjoy ballet through classes taught by Hong Kong Ballet artists!

Beginners Ballet

It’s never too late for anyone of any age to learn ballet. Study the fundamentals of ballet while improving posture, flexibility and balance in a welcoming environment. This is the perfect level for students who have no prior dance experience or knowledge of ballet terminology. ​Come sweat with us and get moving during the weekend!

*This level is geared towards students age 16 & up who wish to start dancing or return to a passion for dance. 

Day

Time

Instructor

Venue

Date

Sat

10:30-12:00

LEUNG Chunlong

In Studio: Happy Valley

10, 17, 24 Apr, 1 May

8, 15, 29 May, 5, 26 Jun

Workshops include:

  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged after the social distancing measures relaxed)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club (for students enrolled 8 classes)
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

In-Studio Pass:

8-class Pass】: $2,300

8-class Pass

4-class Pass】: $1,300 (valid for 1 month)

4-class Pass


Drop-in Pass】: $350/class

Drop-in Pass

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

This class is designed for students with a fundamental understanding of ballet. Participants will build upon their ballet terminology and focus on technique and placement while emphasising musicality in a safe and supportive atmosphere. As students gain a comprehensive understanding of barre and centre work, they will be challenged with more advanced combinations at a faster pace.

*This level is geared towards students age 16 & up; It is recommended that students have a considerable amount of previous ballet training.

Day

Time

Instructor

Venue

Date

Sat

12:15-13:45

LEUNG Chunlong

In Studio: Happy Valley

10, 17, 24 Apr, 1 May

8, 15, 29 May, 5, 26 Jun

Workshops include:

  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged after the social distancing measures relaxed)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club (for students enrolled 8 classes)
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

In-Studio Pass:

8-class Pass】: $2,300

8-class Pass

4-class Pass】: $1,300 (valid for 1 month)

4-class Pass


Drop-in Pass】: $350/class

Drop-in Pass

Pilates

Ideal for all fitness levels, this mat-based Pilates class focuses on form and alignment to help participants improve flexibility and muscle tone, along with the spine and lower back. 

*This level is geared towards new or experienced students age 16 & up; no previous experience is necessary.

Day

Time

Instructor

Venue

Date

Thu

19:30-20:30

Jessica Burrows

Online/ In Studio: Happy Valley

8, 15, 22, 29 Apr
6, 13, 27 May, 3, 10 June


 

Workshops include:

  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged after the social distancing measures relaxed)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club (for students enrolled 8 classes)
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Online-class Pass:

Online-class Pass】: $480 (valid within a series)
*For online option, payment is settled in 2 installments. Workshops are conducted via ZOOM.

Online-class Pass


In-Studio Pass:

8-class Pass】: $1,600

8-class Pass

4-class Pass】: $800 (valid for 1 month)

4-class Pass


Drop-in Pass】:$220/class

Drop-in Pass

Barre Fit
*New Class*

Barre Fit is an elegant, easy to follow class that seamlessly blends strength training with ballet movements. Our instructor, a professional HKB dancer, will focus on proper form and posture and provide safe modifications for students of all levels. This new fitness class is a flow-based workout that uses the ballet barre to tone muscles and increase overall stamina. Get a lean, strong ballet body today!

*This level is geared towards new or experienced students age 16 & up; no previous experience is necessary.
 

Day

Time

Instructor

Venue

Date

Wed

19:30-20:30

Jessica Burrows

In Studio: Happy Valley

14, 21, 28 Apr, 5 May

12, 26 May, 2, 9 Jun

Fri
*New*

19:30-20:30

Reina SAWAI

In Studio: Happy Valley

28 May, 4, 25 June, 2 Jul

Workshops include:

  • Exclusive entry to watch a company class and rehearsal sneak peek (to be arranged after the social distancing measures relaxed)
  • Membership at the Ballet Family Club (for students enrolled 8 classes)
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

In-Studio Pass:

8-class Pass】: $1,600

8-class Pass

4-class Pass】: $800 (valid for 1 month)

4-class Pass


Drop-in Pass】: $220/class

Drop-in Pass

Faculty Members

Instructor

Irene Lo was a former Coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet. She was the recipient of Hong Kong Dance Award in 1999, awarded by Hong Kong Dance Alliance and received the “Most Promising Dancer” award from the Friends of Hong Kong Ballet in 2000. Lo was also invited to be the adjudicator for Asian Grand Prix as well as Philippine Dance Cup in Manila. In recent years, she had taught in South Africa and Malaysia.
Lo is currently a freelance artist, a faculty member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and ballet instructor for City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)


Instructor

Coryphée

Born in Stouffville, Canada, Jessica Burrows graduated from Canada's National Ballet School and danced with The National Ballet of Canada before joining Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) in 2010. She was promoted to Coryphée in 2015, joined Boston Ballet in 2017 as an Artist and returned to HKB in 2019.

With HKB, Burrows has been featured in works by Jorma Elo, Val Caniparoli, Alexei Ratmansky, Terence Kohler, Wang Xin Peng, Kinsun Chan, George Balanchine and Marius Petipa, among others. With Boston Ballet, she performed principal and soloist roles in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, William Forsythe’s Pas Parts and Sage Humphries’ YOU, to name a few. Burrows danced in Natalia Makarova's Giselle during exchange performances with The Royal Swedish Ballet in 2013.


Instructor

Coryphée

Born in Hong Kong, Leung Chunlong graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 2009 and from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011, with a concentration in Ballet. He joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet the same year and was named Coryphée in 2014. 

With Hong Kong Ballet, Leung has danced principal and featured roles including Jewels in Cynthia Harvey’s The Sleeping Beauty, Fritz and Rat King in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Gaston in Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias and Pinocchio in Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio. He has also performed in John Meehan's Swan Lake, Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Natalie Weir’s Turandot, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Jorma Elo's Shape of Glow, Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread and Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang .

His choreographic works included L’espoir (2017) and tʃHey (2016). He received an Outstanding Performance Award at the Taoli Cup Dance Competition in 2003.


Instructor

Corps de Ballet

MR JUSTIN D'AGOSTINO ARTIST

Born in Hong Kong, Leung Saulong trained at The Hong Kong Camy Academy of Dancing, completed the Gifted Young Dance Program under the directorship of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and received a Diploma in Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from HKAPA. Leung joined Hong Kong Ballet as an Apprentice in 2015 and became a member of Corps de Ballet in 2019.

With Hong Kong Ballet, Leung has danced in John Meehan's Swan Lake, Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Septime Webre and Charla Genn's Giselle, Anna-Marie Holmes' Le Corsaire, Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Septime Webre's ALICE (in wonderland) and The Great Gatsby and Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio.

Leung received gold awards at the Open Dance Contest in Hong Kong in 2009 and 2011.


Instructor

Corps de Ballet

Born in Taichung, Taiwan, Lin Chang-yuan Kyle trained at Taipei National University of the Arts and Kirov Academy of Washington, DC. He then became an apprentice with Columbia Classical Ballet and later graduated on full scholarship from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lin joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2017.

With Hong Kong Ballet, Lin has performed the featured roles of Chinese Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, John Darling and Tootles in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, March Hare and Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and the Mandarin Narrator in Yuri Ng’s Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake. He has also danced in Septime Webre and Charla Genn’s Giselle, Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire, Webre’s The Great Gatsby, Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Wayne Mcgregor’s Chroma, Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Sombrerismo, Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky’s The Rite of Spring and Hu Song Wei Ricky’s When You See.


Instructor

Coryphée

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Reina Sawai trained in Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines and received a one-year scholarship in Portugal. She danced with National Ballet of Portugal, Vienna State Ballet and Boston Ballet before joining Hong Kong Ballet as a Coryphée in 2019.

With Hong Kong Ballet, Sawai has danced the featured roles of Big Swan in John Meehan’s Swan Lake, Egyptian Doll and French Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker and Second Twin in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan. Prior to joining the Company, she performed in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Raymonda, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Who Cares and Donizetti Variations, William Forsythe’s Artifact, Pas Parts, Blake Works and Second Detail and Jorma Elo’s Fifth Symphony of Jean Silelius, among others.

Sawai was a semi-finalist at the 2008 Prix de Lausanne and a bronze medalist at the 2009 TanzOlymp in Berlin.

Important Notes

Preparation for In-Studio Classes

  1. Please arrive at the venue 5-10 minutes early for registration. 
  2. It is mandatory to wear a mask during the class until further notice. 
  3. Proper ballet attire and ballet bun are required for ballet students. For fitness classes, comfortable clothes will be fine.
  4. Yoga and Pilates participants are recommended to bring their own mat for hygienic purposes. 
  5. Please take good care of your belongings and do not bring any valuables.

Preparation for Online Classes

  1. ZOOM.  Download ZOOM on your computer, phone, or tablet and log-in to Zoom 10 mins before the classes start.
  2. A device with camera allows the teachers to see you. Position your camera far enough away from you for the instructor to see your full body.
  3. Space. Make sure there is enough 'dance space' so that you won't hurt while dancing around at home.
  4. Dance attire and ballet slippers are recommended. For Yoga or Pilates, you may wear yoga pants or comfortable clothing. If your hair is long, please tie it up or make it a ballet bun.
  5. A chair as your 'barre'. A yoga mat or a big towel for Yoga or Pilates classes,

Instructions for Projecting Screen on TV

Laptop Option on a Regular TV
1. Prepare an HDMI cable to connect your laptop screen to a regular TV
2. Connect your laptop to a web-camera

Smartphone or Tablet Option on a Smart TV
1. Use the 'Screen Mirroring' function to connect your smartphone or tablet with the Smart TV
2. You may need to use Bluetooth or connect to the same wifi as your Smart TV. Use Airplay, Miracast or SmartView to project your device.

FAQs

Can I enroll for a single class?
The courses for children division are designed for a 4-week class. We encourage you to enroll for the complete phase.

For adult division, you have a drop-in pass option. 

Can I skip a class ?
If you need to skip a class due to personal reasons, you may contact us to apply for switching to other classes. 

Can parents join the classes?
We welcome parents to dance with their children. If it is the first time for the children to join an online class, or they are too young, we encourage their parents or adults to accompany them throughout the classes.

How to Enroll?
Click here to our Punchpass website. Fill in the required information and choose the desired workshop(s). Registration will be confirmed via email.

More Questions?
Contact us at hkbworkshops@hkballet.com .

Terms & Conditions

  1. The course fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, unless agreed by Hong Kong Ballet (HKB).

  2. HKB shall not under any liability in respect of any injury or illness or damage to the property of the participation in the workshop.

  3. HKB may film and photograph this workshop and may use the aforementioned film and/or photographs for marketing, promotional and educational purposes.

  4. The presenter reserves the right to change the arrangements of the workshop (including the programme, schedule, venue, instructor and any contents) at any time without prior notice.

  5. All data collected will be treated as confidential and will be used solely by HKB for communications and direct marketing purposes

  6. Arrangements during Typhoons and Rainstorms in the area of Hong Kong︰
    - The activity will be cancelled if typhoon signal No. 8 or above, or the Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted or remains hoisted 2 hours before the activity starts. A cancellation message will be sent out via email. Refund or make-up classes will be arranged.
    - The activity will be held as scheduled if typhoon signal No. 8 or above, or the Black Rainstorm Warning is cancelled 2 hours before the activity starts.

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