Francesca danced professionally with The Royal Ballet for fifteen years, and is now a highly regarded teacher internationally, having devoted herself to passing on her experience and love of dance. Alongside her teaching commitments in the ' real world!', Francesca now organises several coaching weeks and ballet retreats here at Dar Danse, where students and adults can switch off from external pressures, and concentrate on improving their technique and artistry, whilst rediscovering their passion for ballet - in a relaxed and inspirational setting! Our ballet courses include:
>Adult Ballet Retreats - for adults of ALL ages and ALL standards who love ballet. Inspirational ballet classes in our fantastic open-air studio, and a chance to perhaps try out some Royal Ballet repertoire, whilst soaking up the Moroccan culture (and sunshine!) These generally take place in October, but please email us for further information!
>Intensive WellsAway Weeks with dancers of the Royal Ballet, held during the summer holidays, for students training for a career in ballet. Company-style ballet classes, solos, and repertoire. Coaching weeks focussing on audition preparation, are also held during October half term. More info at: www.wellsballetcourses.com
>Private coaching for students or adults (or small groups of a similiar standard), combined with a tailor made holiday! A completely tailor made programme to enable progress in specific areas – whether it be coaching for an audition, a competition solo - or for adults, giving you the confidence to get back into ballet classes, or even your first ever foray into the ballet world! The idyllic, ‘away from it all’ surroundings, can help overcome anxieties and ‘mental blocks’ that can hinder progress!
We can tailor make a holiday for any accompanying family members who wish to come and enjoy our peaceful location – please see the ACTIVITIES page for ideas! Then again, you may just wish to come along, watch the ballet classes, and let the beautiful music drift over you, as you relax by the pool....
If you are interested in arranging private coaching, or a tailor made ballet retreat at any time during the year, please email Francesca providing information regarding your dance training and standard, and preferred dates for coaching.