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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 10

Fouettés Part 1


“I will teach you the same step by step corrections for turns that I teach to my students and that helped me become a better turner!"

You can now learn online from anywhere! By taking Robbie's workshops you can expect to improve your turns in countless ways!

  • Complete more turns
  • Stop falling out of turns
  • Turn consistently in competition
  • Create the foundation for amazing Fouettés
  • Go back to the basics and eliminate bad habits
  • Turn well on both sides
  • Option to submit a personal video for evaluation (separate purchase)
  • Suitable for teachers and students of all ages (beginners through advanced).


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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.

Training
  • 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

Awards
  • 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)

Galas
  • 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


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts June 1, 2020 and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Watch the video(s) as many times as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
You'll have access for the lifetime of the course (even if we stop selling it), for as long as Academy for Dance, LLC is in operation and GUARANTEED access for AT LEAST one year after you enroll regardless! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own. Watch it as many times as you like. If you have failed payments on a payment plan for a course this will cause you to be unenrolled. You can watch and replay the videos as many times as you like.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a credit toward your next purchase equal to your purchase amount. With this course we do not offer refunds due to the nature of the content and unique Intellectual Property. We apologize for the inconvenience. Definitely reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help.
Can I do this course at home?
To avoid injury it is critical that you always practice exercises on appropriate flooring with proper support (i.e. studio floors with a ballet barre). Unacceptable flooring includes, but is not limited to carpet, tile, and concrete. Portable dance floors are suitable when placed on a level/flat surface completely away from any items, such as furniture, that you can come in contact with. In a studio or home studio is the best way, Suggested footwear are proper and correctly fitted ballet slippers. Common ballet class attire, such as leotards, that allow for range of motion should be worn.
Will it work for me?
If you are coachable, focused and work on the corrections you will improve. Don't be upset about the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do. You must practice and apply the corrections and take the course as seriously as you would an in person class. Your only limits are you =) You can do it! The videos are suitable for beginners, adult beginners and students of all levels. Do not attempt pointe work if you have not been approved for pointe by a qualified teacher.
Do I need to, or can I, download the videos?
No, in order to protect the course content and IP you may stream the videos online but you cannot and should not download them. You can access them through any browser or device by logging into your account at academyfordance.com. You do need Internet access. Data charges may apply.
How is this course different or better?
It is exclusive and not available anywhere else. You cannot get this training from Robbie Downey anywhere else online. You will have exclusive access to Robbie's pirouette training and experience that she has obtained by working at the top schools in the country. If you enroll in the full bundle you will have access to the private student only Facebook group and can ask Robbie questions directly.
Can I get a personal evaluation of my pirouettes from the instructor?
This will be offered as a separate purchase and you will need to submit a video.
Are the lessons for turns on flat or on pointe?
The lessons are for flat and pointe shoes. However, you should not attempt pointe work unless you have been approved by a qualified teacher to dance on pointe. This can be dangerous and you can get hurt.
How long is each workshop?
The workshops vary in length but are at least 30 minutes each and the bundle of all the workshops is over 7.5 hours of pirouette training and includes access to the interactive student only Facebook group. Only bundle students have access to the group.