PAW Encinitas Master Class Intermediate/Advanced Students & Adults

Turns & Jumps with Robbie Downey (Colorado Ballet)


Live In Person Master Class - Reserve your spot
June 12 & 13, 2019
Encinitas, CA

Open to Intermediate/Advanced Teen & Adult Dancers

Join us in Southern California for an in person Master Class to work on your Turns and Jumps with professional dancer, Robbie Downey (Colorado Ballet). See full bio below.

Location: Performing Arts Workshop (PAW) 1465 Encintas Blvd A102 Encinitas, CA

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM each day

Wed June 12 Barre Warm Up With A Focus on Turns in Center $40

Thursday June 13 Barre Warm Up With A Focus on Jumps in Center $40

Take both classes for $70. Make your selection when you enroll.

  • Get corrections
  • Refine your technique
  • Turn preparations
  • Spotting
  • Placement
  • Multiple turns
  • Work on getting consistent in your turns
  • Leap preparations and higher jumps
  • and more

*Classes are recommended for int/advanced teen and adult dancers.

Refunds & Cancellations must be made prior to June 12th.

Contact us at [email protected] or through our Facebook page messenger with any questions.

NOTE: In person only. This class is NOT available streaming online. Do not enroll if you cannot attend in person.

Your Instructor

Robbie Downey
Robbie Downey

Performance Experience

  • 2020 Celts (Colorado Ballet Tour de Force)
  • 2019 Snow Corps, Waltz of the Flowers Corps, Party Parent (Colorado Ballet The Nutcracker)
  • 2019 Dryads Corps, Spanish Corps, Fandango (Colorado Ballet Don Quixote)
  • 2019 George Balanchine's Serenade Corps, Carmina Burana Corps (Colorado Ballet MasterWorks)
  • 2018 Snow Corps, Waltz of the Flowers Corps, Party Parent (Colorado Ballet The Nutcracker)
  • 2018 Nymph, Lilac Fairy Attendant, Garland and Mazurka (Colorado Ballet Sleeping Beauty)
  • 2018 Bride's Maid Variation and Black Swan Variation (The Best of Master Ballet at The Orpheum Theatre)
  • 2017 Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Waltz Queen, Spanish, Maid, Snow Corps (Phoenix Ballet The Nutcracker)
  • 2017 Etudes and Demi-soloist Paquita Mazurka "Masters and Youth Gala" with Dancers from The Bolshoi (including Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov)
  • 2017 Paquita Pas De Trois, String of Thoughts a contemporary ballet by Albert Blaise Cattafi and Central Park Tango by Francisco Gella (Phoenix Ballet)
  • 2016 Snow Queen, Waltz Queen, Arabian, Snow & Waltz Corps, Party Mom (Phoenix Ballet)
  • 2015 Napoli Variation, Pas de Six, Waltz of the Flowers, Offenbach Solo, Odalisque Pas de Trois, Seguidilla from Don Q (Ellison Ballet)
  • 2015 Swan Lake: Odile, Odette variation, Swan Corps and Spanish (Ballet Arte)
  • 2014 Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Snow Soloist, Arabian Soloist (Ballet Arte)
  • 2013 Snow Corps. Waltz of Flowers Corps and Mirliton (San Diego Ballet Company and 10 Day Midwest Tour)
  • 2012 Chinese, Snow Corps (San Diego Ballet Company)
  • 2011 Clara (The Nutcracker with San Diego Ballet Company)

Additional Experience
  • Company productions of Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, and Nutcracker with California Ballet Company. Coppelia with San Diego Ballet School.

  • Master Ballet Academy Scottsdale, AZ with Slawomir and Irena Wozniak 2016-2018
  • Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program New York, NY with Edward Ellison and Erin Forrest 2015-2016
  • Ballet Arte Solana Beach, CA with Sara Viale & Erlends Zieminch 2014-2015
  • San Diego Academy of Ballet and San Diego Ballet with Maxim Tchernychev 2009-2014
  • San Diego Ballet Barbara Seibert-Chatelain 2011-2014

  • Third Place Senior Category Classical Ballet YAGP San Diego (age 18 - 2017)
  • Second Place Senior Category Classical Ballet YAGP San Diego (age 16 - 2015)
  • Semifinalist for the Music Center Spotlight Program in Los Angeles (age 16 - 2015)
  • Third Place Senior Category Classical Ballet Youth America Grand Prix San Diego (age 15)
  • Top 12 Contemporary Senior Age Division Youth America Grand Prix San Diego (age 15 & 16)

  • USA IBC XI Awards Gala 2018: A Week's Worth of Art with acclaimed choreographer Matthew Neenan and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS
  • Golden Swan Gala 2018: An international affair to remember. Celebrating some of the biggest names in ballet combined with some of the most promising talent coming together for ONE night in Downtown Phoenix at the Orpheum Theatre. Excerpts From: Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Flames of Paris, Diane and Acteon, Le Corsaire & More
  • Masters and Youth 2017 : Ballet dancers from the Bolshoi, including Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov, volunteered to come and support the reopening of the amphitheater (Theatron). They shared the stage with young professional dancers, winners of ballet competitions.

Summer Intensives
  • Master Ballet Academy - Scottsdale, AZ (2017 with scholarship)
  • Edward Ellison and Erin Forrest - Ellison Ballet New York, NY (2012-2016 with scholarship)
  • Edward Ellison Pas de Deux - Ellison Ballet New York, NY (2014-2016 with scholarship)
  • Erin Forrest Variations - Ellison Ballet New York, NY (2012-2013 with scholarship)
  • American Ballet Theatre NYC (2011 and 2015)

Teaching Experience
  • Broche Ballet / Denver, CO / Adult Beginner Teacher & Special Workshops / 2019-present
  • EVQ Elite / Denver, CO / Students ages 12-18 / 2019-present
  • PAWS / Encinitas, CA / Summer Workshops Turns & Jumps, Adult Class Sub / 2019
  • Center Stage Starz / Denver, CO / Sub Teacher & Choreographed Ballet Competition Group Piece / 2019
  • Adaptive Force Performing Arts / Arizona / Ballet Technique 3 Levels ages 6-16 / Choreographer 2017-2018
  • Head Start / San Diego, CA / Creative Movement 2014-2015

Social Media & Media
  • youtube.com/mydancetv 50,800+ subscribers and over 26 million views
  • facebook.com/balletbabble Over 530,000 followers
  • Instagram @balletfreak 43,600+ followers @balletbabble 11,000+
  • Twitter @balletbabble Over 1,400 followers
  • Blog: balletbabble.com (over 500k views)
  • October 2019 Dance Spirit Magazine "Meet 3 Dancers Who Vlog"
  • February 2019 Dance Spirit Magazine "So You Think You Need A Website" p42-43 printed edition
  • May 2017 Home Page Feature lightdrop.org
  • March 2017 Dance Spirit Magazine Cover Model Search Editor's Choice video winner
  • Official Gaynor Girl (2015-2016)
  • Gaynor Minden "Why I love GM" Photo Contest Winner 2015
  • Dancer's Choice Model Search Winner Fan's Choice 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
Ballet flats and proper dance attire should be worn but you can wear leggings if you like. Leotard and tights is not required. Pointe shoes are .not needed for this class. Secure your hair from your face but buns are not required.
When should I arrive?
Arrive 15-30 minutes prior to class to allow time to check in and warm up as needed.
There is a parking lot in front of the studio. Parking is free.
How to check in
We will have a list of enrolled students on site. You do not need to bring any proof of enrollment unless you want to.

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