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Non-Syllabus Pointe Workshop (Hinckley)

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Pat Barker Academy of Dance

Unit 2, Holywell House

Parsons Lane

Hinckley, LE10 1XT

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Designed to help strengthen pointe technique, alignment and control.

Classes will be tailored to Intermediate level (Group A) and Advanced level of training (Group B). Advice will be given on how to best prepare and maintain pointe shoes.

Who can attend?
Students studying the RAD Vocational Graded syllabus or the equivalent level. Not recommended below age 10 years.

Duration/Time:`
10.00am–12.00pm
Group A: Students studying Intermediate Foundation or Intermediate

12.45–2.45pm
Group B: Students studying Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 or Advanced 2

Date: 8 October 2017

Closing date: Extended 25 September 2017


Tutor: Denise Whiteman LRAD ARAD AISTD

Denise Whiteman trained at the Royal Academy of Dancing, London, where she gained her Licentiate and then commenced her professional career in Germany.

She has held teaching posts at a number of eminent vocational schools (including Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts, Hammond School Chester, Northern Ballet School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance). She has also ran her own Dance Academy.

Classically Denise has worked with London City Ballet. Her musical theatre experience includes pantomimes for E&B Productions, cruises, Chelsea Arts Ball Gala at the Royal Albert Hall and the tour of the West End musical Chess and South Pacific for Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

From 1993 to 2000 Denise worked for Cameron Mackintosh on the production of Phantom of the Opera commencing as a dancer and Dance Captain for extended runs in Manchester and Edinburgh. In 1998 she was invited to be Associate Choreographer to Gillian Lynne for the inaugural UK tour.

Television appearances include Trainer, Casualty, Seekers, French and Saunders and House of Elliot.

From 2001 to 2008 Denise was appointed as assessor and moderator for Trinity College, London, for their National Diploma in Professional Dance and the National Certificate in Professional Classical Ballet

In 2002 Denise was appointed as a vocational graded examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance and is currently a tutor for vocational and graded exams (Intermediate Foundation, through to Advanced II and grades one to three). Most recently, she has assisted Lynn Wallis (RAD Artistic Director) and Paula Hunt (Chairman of the panel of vocational graded examiners) in the development of the new vocational graded levels Intermediate Foundation to Advanced II. This extensive work has included piloting and contributing to the new syllabus and preparing students for trial examinations and culminated in the filming of students for the syllabus DVDs which are distributed worldwide.

Denise joined Elmhurst School for Dance in 2004 upon the school’s move to Birmingham, in addition to teaching classical ballet Denise coordinates the Associate Programme, Royal Academy of Dance Programme and the National Diploma in Professional Dance for the Upper School, and is Assistant to the Artistic Director.


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