Peter Smida will be teaching Ballet and Contemporary Technique, and Contemporary Ballet Repertoire in the Ballet and Contemporary Intensive Week A, at Caulfield School of Dance August 17 to 21.
This summer, we are returning to the use of our beautiful facility with new health and safety measures that include disinfecting between classes and each student having twice the recommended Distancing space in classes.
The Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive gives aspiring ballet and contemporary dancers daily classes in ballet, contemporary, and repertoire. There will also be classes in conditioning instructed by the teachers in their fields of expertise such as Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique, etc. The faculty includes international guest artists. More information on other Summer faculty is posted on this website and our Facebook page.
We are very exited to have Peter Smida and Kirsten Wicklund teaching for Week A.
Peter Smida is an independent dancer, choreographer, actor and emerging filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He is currently the artist in residence with Ballet BC as well as a teacher for Modus Operandi: Vancouver Contemporary Dance Program under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen & David Raymond, and the Arts Umbrella Dance Company under the direction of Artemis Gordon.
Born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Peter moved away from home at the age of 16 to begin his formal training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Upon graduating from the RWB, he spent a year as an RWB Aspirant where he performed with the company as well as guesting with Ballet Victoria and Ballet BC.
Peter officially joined Ballet BC as a company artist in 2008 and danced there for the next 11 seasons. While with the company, he created, collaborated, and performed works by internationally esteemed choreographers including Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Jorma Elo, Itzik Galili, Sharon Eyal and Medhi Walerski. Peter also choreographed works and produced films for several workshops and labs as part of the company’s outreach and served as a rehearsal director and coach as the current Ballet BC Artist in Residence.
Peter looks forward to sharing his passion for exploring new ways to create and tell stories with the physical body through the medium of dance with the students of the Caulfield School of Dance 2020 Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive.
The Ballet and Contemporary Intensive Weeks are for two levels:
Intermediate Grade III – V R.A.D. or equivalent:
Week A only Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 2020– 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Advanced Intermediate Foundation R.A.D. and up or equivalent:
Week A Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 2020 – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Week B Monday, August 24 to Friday, August 28, 2020 – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
All Intensive Weeks (Ballet/Contemporary and Multidisciplinary) are:
- Any single Week for $280.00 +gst
- Any 2 Weeks for $540.00 +gst
- Any 3 Weeks for $780.00 +gst
Featuring guest teachers and Caulfield School of Dance faculty, the Caulfield School of Dance Summer Intensive weeks are an invaluable experience. Even one full week produces amazing improvement.