Audition will be by an online video submission of a variation from the classical repertoire (or a video of class work, including a short barre, centre work and pointe work for the girls). Confirmation of acceptance in the program will be by email.
The video must be sent by e-mail with a link to help visualise the video easily.
Deadline for submission of audition video for the program is July 1st, 2021. Age for selection to the program: minimum 16, maximum 20, both boys and girls. Number of participants limited to a maximum of 13 students.
Registration is confirmed after selection by video and payment of the deposit of 50% of the program fee. This deposit is not refundable. Access to the studios is allowed only after full payment, which must arrive at the latest one week before the beginning of the program.
The selected students will be housed at Chateau Mathias with the organizers and all the teachers.
Transport by minibus is provided between the studios and the accommodation as well as to and from Bordeaux-Merignac airport or Marmande SNCF train station upon arrival on the 23rd of July and departure of the selected participants on July 31st.
A maximum of 13 students can take part.
16 to 20 years old
The students must be between 16 and 20 years old.
Selected by video
Acceptance on the program is validated after video selection
The program consists of 7 hours of dance each day. A two hour ballet class with Thomas Gallus, one and a half hours repertoire with Ludmilla Pagliero, and one and a half hours of repertoire from the world famous choreographer of the Royal Ballet, Sir Kenneth MacMillan with Robert Tewsley. To finish the day, 2 hours rehearsal with Thomas Gallus for the Open performance.
All classes are accompanied with a live pianist.
Students will participate in an open performance (free of charge) on the last day of the program, with prize-giving after deliberation by the jury.
Round tables will be organised with the teachers to discuss participants’ artistic and professional development (work methodology, personal advice, support for auditions with professional companies and major ballet schools, orientation recommendations based on the artistic potential of each student).
Details of the program :
July 24th – July 30th
– 10am – 12pm : Classical ballet
– 1pm – 2:30pm : Repertoire women/men
– 3pm – 4:30pm : MacMillan repertoire
– 5pm – 7pm : Open performance rehearsal
July 26th and 29th at 8pm
July 30th – 4pm to 6pm
After deliberation by the jury we will award a prize to participants as a reward for their work !
1 – Participation as a performer at the Gala des Étoiles des Hivernales de la Danse in Liège (Belgium). Travel (from within Europe) and transport to the hotel with the invited Stars, accommodation at the hotel and breakfast included. Other meals are the responsibility of the student. The prize winner is required to dance in two performances, without remuneration. The program will be determined by the course director after consultation and in agreement with the director and organiser of les Hivernales de la Danse.
2 – The experience of working within an internationally renowned professional company (The Czech National Ballet in Prague), dates and duration to be determined by the program director in agreement with the artistic director of the Czech National Ballet. Travel (from within Europe) and accommodation paid for by the program and the inviting company. Please note that food is the responsibility of the participants.
3 – The experience of working within an internationally renowned professional company (The National Ballet of Portugal in Lisbon), in addition, a donation of €500 from the Town of Marmande. Dates and duration to be determined by the program director in agreement with the artistic director of the Ballet. Travel (from within Europe). Please note that food is the responsibility of the participants.
The jury reserves the right not to award prizes.
2020 – Ines McIntosh
Invitation to perform at Gala des Étoiles des Hivernales de la Danse de Liege (Belgium).
2020 – Sami Gossart
A weeks insertion at the Czech National Ballet in Prague, at the end of his week there he obtained a contract to start with the company immediately.
Shared accommodation at Château Mathias (8 nights, arrival July 23 , departure July 31).
196 Route de la Sauvegarde
The price of the package for the Exclusive International Ballet Program is € 1,600.
– 7 hours of dance instruction per day for seven days accompanied by a live pianist.
– Food (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with drinks.
– Transport (On arrival at the SNCF train station in Marmande or Bordeaux-Merignac airport and return, as well as between accommodation and studios)
– Shared accommodation at Château Mathias (8 nights, arrival July 23 , departure July 31).
– Round tables organised with the teachers to discuss participants’ artistic and professional development (work methodology, personal advice, support for auditions with professional companies and major ballet schools, orientation recommendations based on the artistic potential of each student).