Steps Dance Studio’s is one of the Philippines’ premier ballet schools producing top-caliber dancers of highest international standards. Founded in 1994 by Sofia Zobel Elizalde, who also serves as Steps’ Managing Director, Steps Dance Studio is among the Philippines’ most comprehensive dance schools. Its Classical Ballet training is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, which began in England. The Royal Academy of Dance is an international teacher training and examining organization for classical ballet whose aim is to develop the highest possible standards of teaching.
Ballet Manila is one of the country’s major ballet companies founded and mentored by the ballerina of the people, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. It is the only ballet school in the Philippines with direct links to the Russian Ballet Academy of St. Peterburg, Russia. The company’s ballerinas and danseurs are trained in the highest standards of classical ballet, based on the rigorous Russian Vaganova method. The official Ballet Manila School opened its doors to 70 students during its summer workshop held in 1998. It is now permanently based in the Ballet Manila compound on Donada St., Pasay City. It aims to introduce ballet to the Filipino masses and incorporate this form of art […]
The Ballet Philippines (BP) is known to be the foundation of Filipino identity. BP performed “Giselle”, a famous romantic ballet that tackles loss, forgiveness and love beyond death. Originally called the CCP Dance School, the BP Dance School is the official school of Ballet Philippines. The school has a long history of existence, dating back to 1970 when the BP founders started the CCP Summer Dance Workshop. Ballet Philippines Dance School also opened a branch at SM Aura in 2014. It offers numerous courses that caters different age brackets starting from 4 years old and up. Aside from the regular classes, they offer fitness programs, and hip-hop and flamingo classes. […]
POINT AND FLEX as Ballet Philippines opens it doors to individuals who would like to stay fit in an unconventional way. . “There is certain poise rooted in the history of ballet,” said Bee Carabeo, PR and Marketing for Ballet Philippines. “The people who started ballet were actually royal[s].” History declares this as true. After all, ballet was danced in the Italian Renaissance courts before developing into a concert dance in France and Russia. Ballerinas and danseurs might as well be modern-day princesses and princes in their leotards and tights, in the spotlight and on that stage, totally distinct from the rest of the mundane world. Until early this year, that […]