Eva Carius

Eva Carius started her ballet training the suburbs of Vancouver with Ellen Andrews and Jo Slater. From local competitions she won scholarships to the Banff School of Fine Arts and the School of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She joined the RWB company in 1975. She danced in a broad range of rolls, from the classics of Les Sylphides (Waltz) and Ashton's Les Patineurs (Blue Girl) to the more modern and dramatic Family Scenes (The Mother) and Rite of Spring (Chosen One) by Oscar Araiz. In 1980 she was invited to Le Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve in Switzerland as a soloist, promoted to principal a year later. There she continued her work with Oscar Araiz reprising former roles and creating many new works.

Eva began teaching while in Europe, at summer school in Vignale, Italy. On returning to Canada she danced and taught company class for Judith Marcuse Repertory Dance Theatre. She also began teaching at The Dance Gallery, Terpsichore Studios, Goh Ballet Academy and Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. After taking a some years off to raise a family, Eva has been teaching at Harbour Dance Centre since 2006.

"Dance has brought a great deal of joy to my life, and I love to encourage students' natural joy of movement to flow through their ballet technique, fine-tuning that technique along the way."



Eva Carius instructs the following:
  • Ballet 2
  • Ballet: Helps to build a strong base, clean technique and proper alignment, all of which are essential for any kind of dance. Barre exercises, combinations across the floor and adagio are taught to live piano accompaniment. Level 2: This is a high intermediate class for those who prefer a fast-paced and complex class.

  • Pointe Basics
  • If you've always wanted to try pointe work, or want to get back to it after several years off, this is the class for you! We'll be doing very basic work, lots of repetition, so you can build your strength and technique without doing anything too scary. The class is a full hour, and we start in pointe shoes. You are welcome to remove your pointe shoes and continue in soft shoes at any time during the class.

    There are no strict prerequisites, but I recommend that you have been dancing 2-3 ballet classes a week for several years before attempting Pointe work, preferably at Level 1 or higher. Not sure if you're ready yet? Please drop in and take the class in soft shoes!


  • Ballet 1/2
  • Ballet: Helps to build a strong base, clean technique and proper alignment, all of which are essential for any kind of dance. Barre exercises, combinations across the floor and adagio are taught to live piano accompaniment.
     
    Level 1/2: Intermediate/advanced

  • Pointe Variations
  • Do you love to watch Ballerinas dance their variations (solos) on stage or YouTube? This is the class where you can learn how to dance them yourself!

    We start with about 45 minutes of class/warm-up in pointe shoes, including barre and centre work, and then spend about 45 minutes working on the variation. You are always welcome to begin the class on pointe and change to soft shoes at any time during the class.

    We usually spend 3-5 weeks on each variation. Occasionally we may work on a duo or trio, or larger corps de ballet repertoire. We may spend 6-8 weeks on larger works. If you really want to learn the dances, but are not comfortable on pointe, you are always welcome to take the class in soft shoes (ordinary ballet slippers).

    Please be aware that this is not a beginner class. It fluctuates between Level 2 and Level 3.

    See below for a YouTube link to our current project:

    Beginning Oct.21, from Paquita

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dThXnGI05FE


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