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."
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!
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.
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