Discover dance this summer at HKBALLET | WORKSHOPS! Our fun, enriching Summer Workshops include weekly children’s ballet workshops and adult dance and fitness workshops. Experience high quality training with professional Hong Kong Ballet teachers in a warm, nurturing environment.

Classes will be taught at Hong Kong Ballet Studios in Happy Valley. Limited spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children's & Youth Division

Students will develop physical strength, musicality, memory and patterning skills as they learn specific classical variations.
 

Pre-Ballet (age 3.5+)

In Pre-Ballet children develop their muscular strength, discipline and coordination through fun class exercises. Ballet terminology in French is introduced, and children will explore the ideas of musicality and imagination as they learn how dance is organized through patterns and storylines. 

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 are full. Please leave your contact with your child's date of birth if you are interested in our programme, we will add you to our waitlist.

Level

Age

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Fee

Register

Pre-ballet 1
(Full)

3.5-4

Sat

9:45-10:30

Sharon Leung

10 - 31 July

$880 (4 sessions)

Pre-ballet 2
(Full)

5-6

Sat

10:30-11:15

Sharon Leung

3 - 31 July

$1,100 (5 sessions)

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Workshops include:

  • 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

You may consult us for level placement into the children's division or any other questions about what class may be right for your young dancer. 

Ballet 1 (ages 6-7)

In Ballet 1, children understand and can safely execute ballet fundamentals. Through fun and engaging activities, the foundational ballet building blocks are introduced and refined. This includes proper turnout of legs, pointing feet and body alignment, 

*This level is geared for students with some experience in dance.

Classes are full. Please leave your contact if you are interested in our programme, we will add you to our waitlist.

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Fee

Register

Thur
(Full)

15:30-16:45

Irene Lo/ Lynn Lin

8 July - 26 Aug

$2,240 (8 sessions)

Sat
(Full)

11:30-12:45

Sharon Leung

3 - 31 July

$1,400 (5 sessions)

Apply

Workshops include:

  • 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


    You may consult us for level placement into the children's division or any other questions about what class may be right for your young dancer. 

Ballet 2 (ages 8-9)

Students will build their classical ballet foundation through structured exercises at the barre and on the floor.  Students will explore 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.

*This level is geared for students with some experience in dance.
 

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Fee

Register

Thur

16:45-18:00

Irene Lo/ Lynn Lin

8 July - 26 Aug

$2,240 (8 sessions)

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Sat

12:45-14:00

Sharon Leung

3 - 31 July

$1,400 (5 sessions)


Apply

Workshops include:

  • 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

You may consult us for level placement into the children's division or any other questions about what class may be right for your young dancer. 

Ballet 3 (ages 9-11)

Students build their classical ballet foundation through structured exercises at the barre and on the floor.  Students will explore 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.

*This level is geared for students with some experience in dance.

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Fee

Register

Tue

17:15-18:30

Irene Lo

6 July - 24 Aug

$2,240 (8 sessions)

Workshops include:

  • 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

You may consult us for level placement into the children's division or any other questions about what class may be right for your young dancer. 

Youth Ballet (ages 12-18)

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 pointe level. (Level ref: equivalent to RAD Grade 6 or Intermediate Foundation level or above)

If you are interested in this level, please contact us with your age, background and experience of dance training.

Contact Us

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Fee

Tue

18:30-19:45

Irene Lo

6 July - 24 Aug

$2,240 (8 sessions)


 

Adult Division

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

Complete 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 are complete beginners in ballet. This class also welcomes senior learners.

*This class is full already. Please leave your contact if you are interested in our programme, we will add you to our waitlist.*

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Sat

9:30-10:45

LIN Chang-yuan Kyle

3 - 31 July
(5 sessions)

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
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Course Fee:

$1,500 (5 sessions)

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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 little experience and knowledge of ballet terminology.

*This level is geared towards students age 16 & up who have 0-3 years of dance experience.

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Sat

10:45-12:15

LEUNG Chunlong

3- 31 July
(5 sessions)

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
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Course Fee:

$1,500 (5 sessions)

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You may also attend these workshops on a drop-in basis. Availability of drop-in pass subject to the remaining quota. Contact us if you are interested. 

Drop-in Pass】: $350/class
 

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.

Saturday Class is full. Please leave your contact if you are interested in our programme, we will add you to our waitlist.

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Tue
(Limited)

19:45-21:15

Irene LO

6 July - 24 Aug
(8 sessions)

Sat
(FULL)

12:15-13:45

LEUNG Chunlong

3 - 31 July
(5 sessions)

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
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

In-Studio Ballet Pass (eligible for all workshops of Inter./Adv. Ballet):

Please reserve the classes yourself after purchasing an eligible pass. You are recommended to block book due to limited spots. You may also attend these workshops on a drop-in basis. Contact us if you need help. 

8-class Pass】: $2,300 (valid until 24 Aug 2021)
*Saturday & Tuesday Class are currently full*


5-class Pass】: $1,500 (valid until 24 Aug 2021)
*Saturday Class is currently full. Only a few spots left for Tuesday on certain weeks*


4-class Pass】: $1,300 (valid until 24 Aug 2021)
*Saturday Class is currently full. Only a few spots left for Tuesday on certain weeks*


Drop-in Pass】: $350/class (valid until 24 Aug 2021)
*Saturday Class is currently full. Only a few spots left for Tuesday on certain weeks*

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.

*In-studio & online option available.

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Thu

19:30-20:30

Jessica Burrows

15, 22, 29 July
5, 19, 26 Aug
(6 sessions)

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
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance


In-Studio Fitness Pass (eligible for all workshops of Pilates & Barre Fit):

*Please reserve the classes yourself after purchasing an eligible pass. You are recommended to block book due to limited spots. You may also attend these workshops on a drop-in basis. Contact us if you need help. 

8-class Fitness Pass】: $1,600 (valid until 27 Aug 2021)

8-class Pass


6-class Fitness Pass】: $1,200 (valid until 27 Aug 2021)

6-class Pass

4-class Fitness Pass】: $800 (valid until 27 Aug 2021)

4-class Pass


Drop-in Fitness Pass】: $220/class

Drop-in Pass


Online-class Option:
Workshops are conducted via ZOOM.
$720/ 6 sessions

Online-class Pass

Contact us if you are interested to join us online.

Barre Fit

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

Date

Wed

19:30-20:30

Jessica Burrows

14, 21, 28 Jul,
4, 18, 25 Aug
(6 sessions)

Fri

19:30-20:30

Reina SAWAI

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul
6, 20, 27 Aug
(8 sessions)

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
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

In-Studio Fitness Pass (eligible for Pilates & Barre Fit):
*Please reserve the classes yourself after purchasing an eligible pass. You are recommended to block book due to limited spots. You may also attend these workshops on a drop-in basis. Contact us if you need help. 

8-class Fitness Pass】: $1,600 (valid until 27 Aug 2021)

8-class Pass


6-class Fitness Pass】: $1,200 (valid until 27 Aug 2021)

6-class Pass

4-class Fitness Pass】: $800 (valid until 27 Aug 2021)

4-class Pass


Drop-in Fitness Pass】: $220/class

Drop-in Pass

Variation and Pointe Workshops

These interactive intimate workshops are a wonderful opportunity for intermediate and advanced students to learn well-known classical ballet choreography with variations focusing on technique, musicality and performance quality. After warm-up pointe work at the barre to help students find their placement and build muscle strength, professional HKB teachers will provide individual corrections and suggestions for improvement. Students will learn one variation over four weeks, so they can learn and perfect the elegant choreography.


*This level is geared towards students ages 16 & up; It is recommended that students should have considerable ballet training with a minimum of 2 years of pointe experience.
(If muscles need further development, students may participate on demi-pointe.)

*This class is full already. Please leave your contact if you are interested in our programme, we will add you to our waitlist.*

Day

Time

Instructor

Date

Sat

14:00-15:30

Jessica Burrows

3, 10, 17, 24 July
(4 sessions)

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
  • Discounted tickets for specific HKB performance

Course Fee:

$1,200 (4 sessions)

*Class Full*

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.

Currently, Lo is a faculty member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) full-time, ballet and yoga instructor for City Contemporary Dance Company(CCDC), Hong Kong Dance Company and ballet mistress of Hong Kong Ballet’s Classical Training Program. Lo is also a certified Yoga and Aerial Yoga instructor.

Lo was appointed Rehearsal Mistress for Children Dancers with Hong Kong Ballet in Peter Pan, Alice (in Wonderland) in 2021 and The Nutcracker in 2021.  

Recently, Irene nominated the "Outanding performance by a Female dancer 2020" by Hong Kong Dance Alliance with her Woman on pointe in Helen Lai's "Rite of Spring". Irene Lo was currently awarded the full scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund 2021 for her postgraduate MFA Dance studies at the HKAPA.
 


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 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.

FAQs

Can a make-up class be arranged?
If you need to skip a class due to special reasons, you may contact us to apply for a make-up class or discuss other options.

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.

Where are the studios located?
Happy Valley, Hong Kong

More Questions?
Contact us at hkbworkshops@hkballet.com or 21059743.

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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