Dance Workshop Cambodia aims to supply the community of Phnom Penh with professional International dance classes, established in Protected content , and still going strong.
CLASSES offered for Term Protected content
Ballet classes will be geared towards internal assessments for students and based upon classical ballet techniques. Learning is designed to be cumulative and to develop basic technique and body alignments, which then are used to expand sequences of movements and steps the child can perform. Focus is on safe movement and strong technique. Ballet is the ‘backbone’ of modern dance. AGES 4-Adult
Jazz classes are designed to take the dancer through all facets of a modern dance class, with an energetic dance stretch, technical corner work and routine/ choreography in the centre. Jazz is a dynamic dance form and includes modern dance, hip hop, and commercial styles, a wide range of styles which will foster and nurture the student to express through movement. AGES 7-Adult
Body Conditioning class tends to start with an aerobic section, followed with either some Pilates and Yoga based work and finished by using things such as plies and small jumps to build more strength and stamina whilst drawing clear parallels back to dance. AGES- Intermediate and Adult
Contemporary introduces a mixture of Cunningham and Graham technique. Classes also involve creative improvisation with an introduction into contact work. AGES- Intermediate and Adult
Performances & assessments
The DWC Company performs each term. All students are requested to take part in our end of year concert (which is a lot of fun!) The end of term show gives the students the chance to show their parents and friends what they have learnt, and from this performance the students learn valuable lessons in confidence, bravery, goal setting and achieving, as well as trusting in themselves and their dance group. Assessments
(Ballet only) will take place at such a time that the teachers feel the students are ready, towards the end of the term.
Costs: Prices are per student
3-6 yrs ballet class 12 weeks $75
1X class per week 12 weeks $85
2X classes per week 12 weeks $165
3X classes per week 12 weeks $250
4X classes per week 12 weeks $335
10 class pass (can be used only with classes displaying a *) $75
Ages and levels: your child’s age taken from 1/12/11
3-6 yrs tots
7-9 yrs pre-elementary
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Bridie C. Sweetman (NZ Protected content Ballet
Miss Bridie has been dancing since she was a toddler, specialising in ballet since the age of 13. Bridie obtained her teaching certificate after completing RAD Grade 8, and also studied the vocational ballet courses up to an intermediate level. She is excited to be at DWC for a full term this year, and cant wait to see all her students once more!
Joni Verstraete (BE) - Jazz and Modern dance
Miss Joni became a dance student at age 5 until 19, clocking an impressive 15 hours a week with the professional show team of Belgian dance school ' Rose De Leyn' in Bruges, performing hip hop, jazz and contemporary choreography. Joni continued as a jazz/modern dance student until age 16 then began teaching at age 17 at various schools in Belgium. She is a jazz fanatic who has taught many students ranging from age 5-Adult. Joni decided to bring broaden her skills, and came to Cambodia in Protected content she began teaching dance at various schools. Miss Joni will teach beginner to intermediate Jazz and Adult classes at DWC this year, and is really looking forward to getting to know all her new student
Stephen Bimson (UK) - Ballet Protected content conditioning & Contemporary
Stephen, British born dancer and choreographer, trained at London’s Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where he studied English, Russian and Danish classical techniques as well as the contemporary techniques of Cunningham and Graham. He has had the privilege to work with some of industries finest choreographers and dancers including Robert Cohan, Sir Peter Wright and Hofesh Schechter, and has danced works by Martha Graham, Fredrick Ashton, Mathew Borne and repertoire form the Royal Ballet, Kirov and American Ballet Theatre. Stephen’s professional career has been mainly concerned with Community Dance, facilitating dance of an empowering nature for social groups that he believes will greatly benefit from it. He has worked on projects with the German Ministry of Culture as well as independent projects creating work of a mainly contemporary nature. He has extensive teaching credits including professional companies as well as private dance schools and draws on his wide range of experience to give a both professional and comprehensive level of training.
Studio 1- Himawari Hotel Ground Floor, Protected content Quay
Studio 2- N° 17, Street 71 Bkk
DWC Achievements over the years
Protected content Laura choreographs Cambodia’s first Coke a Cola commercial in the capital.
DWC begins with adult and elementary students.
Protected content DWC show at Gasolina gardens.
Full page news story in 7 days, Phnom Penh Post Lift out.
Protected content grows to over 80 students
Protected content student Aurore Lauwens invited to audition for Le petit rats de la opera in France
Protected content at both DWC shows
Moving Forward Charity dance day for Daughters of Cambodia. Dancers perform at FCC for ‘Grease’ night.
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Enrollment section for DWC Protected content 2 SEPT 12-DEC 17
To enroll, simply fill in the enrollment form , send back to Protected content
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Class 3 …………………………………….
Class 4 ………………………………….
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Special requests or note for Laura and teacher:
Payment Methods: Please check one only
PayPal- (details will be emailed)
Cheque or Money order (address will be emailed to you)
Bank Transfer (Cambodian account or Australian account- details will be sent)
In Person to Miss Bridie Sweetman (contact details will be given)
Laura Joy Kiddle