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Friday, January 17, 2014

Date change for History of Ballet course

History of Ballet I: Origins to 1900

Mondays 1:30- 3:30 pm, Feb. 24 - April 21. Please see dates and course outline  below.

100 University Ave., North Tower,
Suite 201
on the west side of University a few steps south of King
St Andrew subway station
This venue is fully accessible.
Nathan Phillips Square parking garage is 9 minutes walk away.

Price: 8 2-hour classes for $160+HST= $180.80

Please register in advance by sending a cheque made out to
Katherine Barber
201 Hanson Street
Toronto ON
M4C 1A7

February 24: The French Court and the Origins of Ballet
March 3: Women in White: Romanticism (Taglioni and
La Sylphide)
March 10: Women in White 2: Perrot and
March 17: NO CLASS

March 24: Jumping for Joy: Bournonville and Danish Ballet (Napoli, La Sylphide)
March 31: Decadence of 19th-century French ballet:
April 7: Impressing the Tsar: Petipa and the Grand Imperial Russian style (
Paquita, La Bayadere, Raymonda)
April 14: Swans and Sugarplums: Ivanov (

April 21: Visit to the Walter Carsen Centre for the National Ballet of Canada 

"Thanks so much for offering the lecture series for the winter half of the 2010-2011 NBC season -- what a difference it will make to my understanding and appreciation. Your sharing of knowledge and passion is much appreciated." - Beth A.

"Thank you so much for a thoroughly engaging course." - Helen K.

"Tell Katherine...Everyone I’ve talked to thinks she is absolutely terrific. We all love both the content and the pedagogical style—especially the demonstrations and the tutu!!" - Martha W.

"I wish to thank you very much for the extremely informative course which you just completed at Ryerson - I thoroughly enjoyed it.  As a novice who has just recently had an interest in and an appreciation for ballet, I certainly learned a lot and hope to learn even more." - Marianne C.

"I honestly look forward to your class every year and I am very happy that I met someone as knowledgeable as you. Most of all, I am glad that you are down to earth and personable." -- Andrea J.

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