FINALLY … A WAY FOR BOYS TO BENEFIT FROM BALLET

without having to attend the all-girl settings!

…maybe you’re TRAINING IN OTHER DANCE FORMS… maybe you’re A GYMNAST… maybe you’re NOT A DANCER BUT WOULD LIKE TO TRY …

Here’s a way to build muscle strength and technique to execute the
cool jumps and spins that are unique to the male dancer…

The Russian School of Ballet South Africa

presents

“BOYS IN ACTION”

in the Great Vaganova Traditions with Experienced Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer from Moscow

KONSTANTIN MAGAZEYSHCHIKOV

THE BENEFITS OF BALLET FOR BOYS

Boys are moving into the dance world like never before. Films, TV programmes and Dance Competitions CELEBRATE the unique ability of male dancers!

Ballet is recognised as the foundation to all other dance forms, from BALLROOM to HIP-HOP

Ballet dancers develop superior ATHLETIC BODIES & FITNESS.

Good training builds muscle STRENGTH and DEFINITION throughout the body as well as the BALANCE, FLEXIBILITY and PRECISION, required to execute demanding steps and sequences.

For this reason ballet training is amazing for SPORTSMAN like GYMNASTS, but also highly regarded by SOCCER PLAYERS who also require a high level of physical intelligence and precision in their game.

COME AND TRY OUT TWO FREE CLASSES BEFORE YOU JOIN

In these classes - designed especially for guys - you will:

  • Build Strength & Athletic Physique
  • Improve Jump Height & Leaps
  • Learn the Technique of Amazing Turns
  • Focus on Mind-Body Coordination
  • Precision Footwork
  • Core&Back Strength and Balance
  • Build a Strong Foundation to Support Every Other Dance Form
  • Learn to Interpret Music and Express the Drama of Dance

"BOYS IN ACTION" WEEKLY CLASS - What To Expect!

This is not a formal, purely technical, classical ballet class.

The “BOYS ON ACTION” class is a FUN YET FOCUSED way for boys to EXPERIMENT & EXPERIENCE ‘their unique capabilities’ as dancers in an all male environment.

It’s also COMPLEMENTS dance training in any discipline, gymnastics
and other sports training too.
.
The classes focus on:

1. BODY CONDITIONING for strength, control, balance and flexibility

2. TECHNIQUES & TRICKS for spectacular jumps and turns that add a special magic to any performance

3. CHOREOGRAPHY for artistic development and enjoyment.

The class is for boys from 8 year and up because the
basic skills for jumps and turns are the same for any age.

Beginners and explorers are also welcome!

Classes take place via ZOOM on Saturdays: 13:30 – 15:00

COME AND TRY OUT TWO FREE CLASSES BEFORE YOU JOIN

KONSTANTIN MAGAZEYSHCHIKOV

Konstantin (short Kostya) Magazeyshchikov has trained at the best dance schools in Russia. He has performed with with reputable ballet companies like The Mikhailovsky Theatre, The St.Petersburg State Conservatory and Gordeev Russian Ballet, to name a few. He has been teaching at the Taranda’s Academy of Ballet and held Artistic Director position at the Russian Classical Theatre of Ballet in Moscow.

What do boys think about the class?..

Kyden

14 yrs

Kyden really likes Kostya. He feels that his teaching style is gentle and technique is very precise. The exercises he feels, make him stronger and the next day he is stiff! Kyden loves that! He is also doing the exercises in the evenings by himself, so inspired he is by Kostya.

Heath

8 yrs

Heath just had his first class. He liked Kostya a lot and said that it was fun but also difficult, and that he would like to carry on with both, his 2 regular ballet lessons and Boys in Action on top. He felt a bit tired, but was very happy to take part! Thank you!

Training with the Russian School of Ballet is a UNIQUE and EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE for boys.

In Russia, boys train separately from girls for most of their ballet careers. Ballet is a well respected career in Arts and Culture and highly valued in Russian society.

The entire attitude and approach to male dancers is different to other cultures where boys often have to push through many social obstacles to achieve their dream.

The Russian Vaganova method builds powerful, athletic dancers like Rudolph Nureyev and Michael Baryshnikov who dazzled the world with their incredible physical mastery in the 20th century.

Today, boys from all over the world audition to train in the famous ballet schools of Russia.

The Russian School of Ballet Studio is based in Johannesburg but since lockdown, we have been successfully running online classes for Ages 5 – Adults, drawing dancers from all over South Africa and as far as Australia and Japan.