Dmitri Roudnev Ballet Method
There are several renown ballet methods/styles in the world: French, Italian, Russian (Vaganova), Danish (Bournonville), Royal Academy Dance (England), and the Balanchine style ( USA).
My approach or a method can be used as an additional tool to all above listed methods. The method will not conflict with any of those existing schools or their philosophies. It is in opposite, it could unite them all together. Furthermore, the concept of my method has been proven to work successfully for any athletic training. It is also can be utilized for a physical therapy in general as well as specifically for dancers.
The method I will present is based on my knowledge and experience I as a student of the Moscow State Academy of Classical Ballet ( Bolshoi Ballet School ) and on the following career as a professional ballet dancer and teacher in Russia and USA.
For decades, I have being analyzing all major ballet training methods. I have learn that, in most cases, within each of those methods there are individuals, ballet teachers, with their own views and approaches. I have not found either precision nor clarity in any of those ballet methods.
Since my ballet-student years, I have been trying to understand the reason why some dancers who lacked outstanding physical abilities were able to perform ballet movement with ease and elegance, while others, within the same school, with excellent abilities were unable to do so. I also noticed that some dancers were battling constant injuries, while other hardly had any injury throughout their careers. These were the questions that fueled my search.
Some dancers seemed to be built with the capacity to be perfect, but they could not reach a high level of technical advancement. Others, without such natural facilities, were going above and beyond those with perfect natural facilities. Some dancers had constant problems with injuries, while some performed their whole careers without any such issue. The question of these discrepancies became a constant mystery to me.
When I ask my colleagues - ballet teachers, why we train our students a certain way or way we give the instructions or corrections that way, the resounding response is “because that is how it has always been done.” No rhyme or reason is truly given, just a response that tradition is the reason enough and it should remain.
The training method I will be presenting at the seminar will answer all those questions.
The seminar will be beneficial to all levels of dancers who are eager to gain the most from their training and to all ballet teachers seeking to deepen their understanding of how to increase efficiency of teaching dance to their students.Contact Dmitri Roudnev