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Your Instructor Robbie Downey @balletfreak

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* Full bundle includes access to the private pirouette (student-only) Facebook group with Robbie! Ask your turn questions directly to the teacher, Robbie Downey. Over 8 hours of video training with option for personal feedback!

Lessons are for flat and en pointe (suitable for beginner to advanced).

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 4:

Applying training from workshops 1-3 to turns from fourth position.

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 5:

Applying training from workshops 1-3 to turns from fifth position.

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 6:

Applying training from workshops 1-3 to en dedans turns.

30 minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 7:

Multiple turns & consistency completing multiple turns.

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 8:

Step over turns / Tour Dégagé

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 9:

Piqué Turns
Chainé Turns

30 minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 10:

Fouettés Part 1

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 11:

Fouettés Part 2

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 12:

Fouettés Part 3

30 minutes

better turns and fouettes

The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 13:

Attitude turns
Arabesque turns
A La Seconde turns

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 14:

Turning on stage
Presentation
Confidence

30 Minutes

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The Perfect Pirouettes Workshop 15:

Core conditioning
Balance drills/exercises

30 minutes

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  • Robbie has been dancing for 17+ years.
  • She has trained at the top programs in the United States including Ellison Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Master Ballet Academy.
  • Robbie placed in the top 3 three years in a row at Youth America Grand Prix and was invited to compete at USA International Ballet Competition (IBC) in Jackson, MS.
  • She has danced in professional productions with California Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Phoenix Ballet and Colorado Ballet.
  • Roles include Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Spanish, Walz Queen and more.
  • Robbie has appeared as a guest artist in several galas.
  • In addition to her training and performance experience Robbie has taught children and adults at several dance studios in California, Arizona and Colorado.
  • She has been sponsored by Gaynor Minden, So Danca, Lucky Leo Dancewear, Jule Dancewear, Fré Skincare and other products.
  • Robbie is a successful social media influencer and her Youtube channel has over 26 million views.
  • She has appeared twice in Dance Spirit Magazine... "Meet 3 Dancers Who Vlog" and "So You Think You Need a Website" and was Dance Spirit Magazine's Cover Model Search Editor's Choice Video Winner.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts upon enrollment 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. Even when enrollment closes you can always access your courses.

Can I get a certificate of completion?

Yes! If you complete all 15 workshops you can get a Certificate of Completion!

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.

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 and what levels or ages is it suitable for?

If you are coachable, focused and work on the corrections you will improve. It should go without saying but... 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, pros, adult beginners and students of all levels. Do not attempt pointe work if you have not been approved for pointe by a qualified teacher.

It is suitable for those currently dancing at a level where they are completing at least one rotation. It won't start as far back as turns in coupé but will start with basics and foundations of turns. Just not full blown beginner that knows nothing. Students should be familiar with basic pirouette technique. It's basically to clean up and advance your pirouettes and become more consistent.

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. We do not have an app at this time but access is easy with any browser on all your devices.

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 since she was 12 years old.

If you enroll in the full bundle you will have access to the private student-only Facebook group and can ask Robbie questions directly. Robbie had to work hard to achieve success. She does not consider herself a "prodigy" and believes hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard! She is relatable, down to earth, and can't wait to help you improve your turns.

Can I get a personal evaluation of my pirouettes from the instructor Robbie?

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 8 hours of pirouette training and includes access to the interactive student only Facebook group. Only bundle students have access to the group.

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 full refund! More questions? Hit the messenger button in the right corner and we will get back to you ASAP or reply to any of our Academy for Dance emails.

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