Are you ready to get movin' with Hong Kong Ballet in 2021? Our new HKB Virtual Classes feature beginning and intermediate ballet for children and teenagers, Pilates and Yoga with professional instructors. Dance from the comfort of home and have fun while exploring famous classical variations and learning important ballet fundamentals. The first two class phases will be offered January through March, and each class runs for four weeks. Advanced registration is required.
 

Class Levels

Students will develop physical strength, musicality, memory and patterning skills as they learn specific classical variations in the four consecutive classes. Each live-streamed class is limited to 15 students.
 

Pre-school (ages 4-6)

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

Class Day

Time

Phase

Date

Thur

16:00-16:45

1

28 Jan; 4, 18, 25 Feb

2

4, 11, 18, 25 Mar


Instructor
Irene Lo

Fee
HK$400 for each phase (4 classes)

Elementary (ages 7-10)

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

Class Day

Time

Phase

Date

Thur

17:00-18:00

1

28 Jan; 4, 18, 25 Feb

2

4, 11, 18, 25 Mar

Instructor
Irene Lo

Fee
HK$480 for each phase (4 classes)

In-person Class in Happy Valley is now available: HK$240 per class (Please contact us for enrolment)

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.
*Photo audition is required for this level

Class Day

Time

Phase

Date

Tue

18:00-19:00

1

26 Jan; 2, 9, 23 Feb

2

2, 9, 16, 23 Mar


Instructor
Irene Lo

Fee
HK$480 for each phase (4 classes)

In-person Class in Happy Valley is now available: HK$240 per class (Please contact us for enrolment)

Yoga

Yogis of all levels will benefit from a tension-releasing yoga class in a comfortable, safe, tranquil environment. It’s one of the best ways to counter a fast-paced, stressed-out life off the mat. Yoga helps balance the mind and body, relieve tension and anxiety, improve the immune system, stretch deep fascia and increase flexibility.

Class Day

Time

Phase

Date

Tue

19:15-20:15

1

26 Jan; 2, 9, 23 Feb

2

2, 9, 16, 23 Mar


Instructor
Irene Lo

Fee
HK$480 for each phase (4 classes)

In-person Class in Happy Valley is now available: HK$200 per class (Please contact us for enrolment)

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. 

Class Day

Time

Phase

Date

Thur

19:15-20:15

1

18, 25 Feb
(only 2 classes are offered)

2

4, 11, 18, 25 Mar


Instructor
Jessica Burrows

Fee
HK$240 for Phase 1 (2 classes)
HK$480 for Phase 2 (4 classes)

In-person Class in Happy Valley is now available: HK$200 per class (Please contact us for enrolment)

Classes will be taught live in our newly-renovated Happy Valley studio. Get an online glimpse of the new studio before you set foot in the face-to-face workshops launching during the coming season!

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation email will be sent to students upon successful registration.


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.

Important Notes

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 course content is designed for a 4-week class. We encourage you to enroll for the complete phase. If you want to do a single class, please purchase drop-in passes on Punchpass.

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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