Ballet 101

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Virtual Event
KPL Info Services - Zoom

Event Details

Learn the basics of ballet and enjoy the benefits of starting your day with inspired movement.

In this 6 week course, you will learn some ballet basics, build strength, and improve your balance and posture.

This class will start with a simple warm up a short ballet barre and end with couple of moving combinations. It can easily be done in any space big or small.

Former principal ballerina Tara Butler from Canada's Ballet Jörgen  will lead you through a ballet class which is sure to inspire and energize. In this time of isolation it is important to connect with one another and keep our bodies moving to stay mentally and physically healthy.

No previous dance experience required. 

Registration is for the 6-week series.

Tara's Biography:

Tara began her career with The National Ballet of Canada after graduating from the National Ballet School. She then danced for The Alberta Ballet and was Principal dancer for Canada's Ballet Jorgen for 16 years. Bengt Jörgen created many lead roles in full length ballets for Tara including Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Anastasia, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. She had the opportunity to guest perform internationally with The Hong Kong Ballet, The Ohio Ballet, Banff Festival Ballet and The Miami Hispanic International Ballet Festival. She has worked with many of Canada's most sought after choreographers including Gioconda Barbuto, Roberto Campanella, Robert Desrosiers, Robert Glumbek, Allen Kaeja, Karen Kaeja, Malgorzata Nowaka-May, Crystal Pite, Kathleen Rea, and Wen Wei Wang. Tara worked on many creative dance project with Proartedanza, DNA Theatre, and Allison Cummings and was featured in Michael Greyeyes short dance film 'Seven Seconds'. Tara was also part of the award winning dance film 'Old Country' by Allen Kaeja. Since moving to Kitchener and having her second child Tara has been teaching and coaching young dancers, choreographing, and performing as a freelance artist. Tara was invited to be a part Allen and Karen Kaeja's Dance Ontario Lifetime achievement award performance in January 2020. Tara is excited to be creating a full evening of dance which will be presented at The Registry Theatre in 2021 and is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge of this powerful and beautiful art form with the support and partnership of The Kitchener Public Library.

Event Type(s): Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Health & Wellness
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Tara Butler
Kristin Johnson-Perlock

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