West Coast Ballet School pre-recorded workshops via Academy for Dance
We bring dance, flexibility & fitness training to you! Online courses for everyone. Beginner to advanced. Youth to Adult. Practice on your own time in your own space with expert instructors to take you to the next level. Academy for Dance is our initial online school now connected to West Coast Ballet School.
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My goal, above all, is to give EVERY dancer, and aspiring dancer, the opportunity to improve and grow. I aim to do this by making dance, flexibility, and related fitness training accessible anywhere, any time.
My students vary from adult beginners to pre-professional dancers and professional dancers. I have thousands of happy students that have been able to improve their technique and mobility from home.
We have busy working moms trying ballet for the first time as well as competitive dancers preparing for the next big event or performance.
All teachers are experts in their field and have hundreds if not, thousands of students worldwide.
This is a family-owned business (co-founded by professional ballet dancer Robbie Downey- that's me) that saw a need for accessible and affordable dance training. Not everyone can travel to the top schools and unfortunately, not everyone can be accepted to those schools. Travel and housing are expensive as are years of training at these facilities.
Take advantage of what I know and you can do it from the comfort of home. XO- Robbie
Access to courses with highly qualified, and respected, Master Teachers can provide you with a new perspective on corrections and your technique. Exposure to instruction outside of the local studio is often just what dancers need to have those much-needed breakthroughs. Experience it all from anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses, and start taking your training to the next level today.
How ready are you for class, auditions, performances, or competitions? Going above and beyond and taking every opportunity to improve can make all the difference. Raise your game, set goals, and REACH THEM.
Do you fully understand your corrections? Do you know what each exercise is for at barre or conditioning? When you truly understand you can apply, develop, and grow. Hearing the same correction explained in a different way by a different teacher can be a game-changer for you. Seeing something in a different light can sometimes be all you need.
West Coast Ballet School provides a platform where dancers worldwide can have access to the most qualified and sought out teachers in dance today. Some of these training sessions are not available anywhere else and are exclusive to the Academy for Dance. Coaches are hand-selected and are now accessible to anyone, anywhere. Supplementing your training has never been easier. If you want to be the best you have to learn from the best.
Technique: Learn proper technique. Understand what corrections really mean. Go back to class more knowledgeable and prepared than ever. Learn to make the most of every class.
Artistry: Learn proper technique. Understand what corrections really mean. Go back to class more knowledgeable and prepared than ever. Learn to make the most of every class.
Injury Prevention: Learn proper technique. Understand what corrections really mean. Go back to class more knowledgeable and prepared than ever. Learn to make the most of every class.
The courses are similar to the education and training you would get in a private lesson. Rather than just following along as you would in a class at your school you will find that the training is more specific. Maybe you have had the same correction 100 times but don’t really understand what it means? Maybe you practice every day but cannot seem to get the results you really want. Listen as the teachers break it down in their own style in their own words. You may find from course to course the same correction will be addressed or explained differently. This can only be a benefit to each dance student as one way may make more sense to you and seem to stick with you better.
Many students simply cannot afford repetitive private lessons or to fly to intensives. Just for summer one can easily spend thousands of dollars between, tuition, travel, and housing. We are bringing the intensive to you. Not only that we are bringing a variety of teachers to you. Teachers you may never have had the opportunity to train with… all at a fraction of the cost of private training. Material is concentrated and condensed so you can get the most out of each course without having to spend weeks with the same teacher.
Return to class more prepared and knowledgeable than ever. Stop wasting time repeating the same steps incorrectly or robotically without reason. Take this opportunity to study independently with the guidance of expert teachers.