15 August 2024 9am – 3.30pm

Creative Approaches to Teaching Character Work: Grades 1-4 (Sydney and Online)

Date: Thursday 15 August 2024 

Time: 9am3.30pm AEST (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne/Brisbane time) 

Format: Hybrid

Location: Royal Academy of Dance, 20 Farrell Avenue, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Tutor: Christine Atkinson

How to book https://www.trybooking.com/CQKYA

CPD hours: 8 time-valued 


This practice-based workshop will explore the styles, techniques and movement vocabularies (steps) found in the Russian, Hungarian and Ukrainian character dances as presented in RAD Grades 1 – 4 syllabi. Through creating training exercises, choreographing free enchaînements, and discussing ideas with others, participants will gain a greater appreciation of the different artistic and technical aspects of each character style. Through practice-based tasks, participants will become more confident in choreographing character work settings which are technically and stylistically sound as well as inspiring and enjoyable for students.  


The aims of these workshops are to: 

  • Explore and develop teaching strategies in the teaching of Character work across RAD Grades 1-4 syllabi 
  • Increase and consolidate knowledge and understanding of the required stylistic and technical expectation of the Russian, Ukrainian and Hungarian Character styles. 

Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the workshop, you will have: 

  • Increased confidence creating informed and inspiring training exercises and enchainements to develop Character work 
  • The knowledge, understanding and performance skills which demonstrate the required technical and performance expectations of different Character styles 
  • A greater understanding of how Character dance can be taught in an interactive, accessible and inclusive manner 
  • Greater knowledge and understanding of how Character work can both support and develop the ballet technique, performance and artistry 

Expression of Interest 

If this course is full, you are unable to attend on these dates or are interested in attending this course in your area, please fill in this expression of interest. 

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Key Information

Time Duration Fee Closing Date
9am – 3.30pm 6.5hrs RAD Registered Teacher $230
RAD FoE Student $115
Non-RAD Registered Teacher $345
24 July 2024 12:00am