Beginner Ballet Teacher
Have you ever wanted to take a ballet class or regret that you quit at the age of three? If so, this is the perfect class for you! In this beginner's class, we will begin warming up at the barre with a couple of fundamental exercises to develop your strength, coordination and technique. Then, we will move into the centre to apply the skills that we have learned at the barre, and focus on balancing, such as learning simple pirouettes. At the end of every class, I will teach an easy combination, which will include everything we have learned that day. Throughout the weeks, we will be integrating new vocabulary as well as new skills needed to improve and build upon what we have learned in the previous classes. This is a great class to take if you want to dip your toes into the dance world (pun intended).
Name/Nickname: Dorothy Tang/ D-Tang
Year and Program: 2nd Year Con-ed (French Major /Art History Minor)
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
What does dance mean to you? Dance is a form of expression through the soul, without ever needing to say a single word. It allows me to release my inner emotions in a million different ways. Dance is something I can rely on when I feel stressed, mad, or happy because I can exert all my focus and energy into making something beautiful.
What is your favourite binge-worthy Netflix show? Gossip Girl! I’ve seen the entire series five times :)
What emoji best represents your dancing style and why? *insert swan emoji* because #swanlife
What is your favourite place to travel? My favourite place to travel would be Paris (France) because la vie est belle.
Trained in Vaganova Ballet technique from age 6 and pointe work since age 10
Performed in many professional ballet productions such as Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Les Sylphides and Le Grand Pas de Quatre, as well as performed ballet variations from Don Quixote and Giselle.
Assisted and taught ballet classes with young dancers
Attended Cawthra Park Secondary school, majoring in dance
Was a part of QDC’s Performance Team