I’m pleased to announce that In conjunction with Inna Stabrova and Dmitriy Tuboltsev, I am now teaching the complete Vaganova Level One Methodology. Not just the Syllabus – which is what most people teach to “the general public” – but the actual methodology behind the syllabus. This is a priceless pedagogical study in authentic Vaganova technique and the foundation for all classical work without incurring injury.
To contact Annette: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a schedule.Annette teaches methodology, injury prevention and level 1 syllabus.Tuition: $550 USD for 8 1&1/2 hour lessons. Students have to purchase 3 DVD’s: “Advanced Beginner Ballet” and “Vaganova Syllabus for level 1” for barre and center work. http://danceteachonline.com/Annette_Thomas.htm
“Annette is one of the best teachers I have seen in the USA. To me a teacher is the one who never should stop learning and Annette is constantly learning, she has knowledge not only in classical ballet technique but the history of ballet. She is one of a very few teachers in the USA that appreciate character dance and understands the importance of that discipline. She is a very passionate teacher who seeks for her students to succeed. I had introduced myself to Annette’s work with the wonderful book she wrote on fundamental alignment for figure skaters, which I learned a lot from. It is clear to me that for Annette the health of a dancer or figure skater is very important, and not just when they are young, but their future health. When I have questions Annette is always available to answer professionally and in a very helpful way.”
Also I love the approach Annette uses for Vaganova Teaching Method. She carefully works and prepares her students by working with them on the floor exercises that are crucial for the Vaganova Method. I had a great opportunity teaching Annette’s students, they were prepared for my class mentally and physically; they understood my corrections and immediately responded to them. Teachers like Annette keep the Vaganova Method alive and successful in the USA.”
– Inna Stabrova