Last summer, Gwen’s only summer activity was her ballet lessons at The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet Manila located at the 4th Level of Fisher Mall in Quezon City. She took ballet lessons before in a different school but it’s a different experience stepping into a school carrying the name of the country’s first Prima Ballerina. It’s an added bonus that you get to see Ms. Lisa Macuja while she teaches in the adult ballet class. Gwen gets “kilig” every time we see her.
The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet Manila is the only ballet school in the Philippines with direct links to the Russian Ballet Academy of St. Peterburg, Russia. It conducts summer workshops and year-round ballet classes for young dance enthusiasts.
Ballet Manila accepts students as young as 2 years old for the Creative Movement for Toddlers. I suggest trusting the faculty’s recommendation on what class your child will take. At first, I asked them if Gwen can attend their Level 1B Beginner classes since she has previous lessons for 9 months. It turned out that she can’t catch up yet with more advanced steps in the Level 1B so we went back to Twinkle Toes.
Twinkle Toes is Ballet Manila’s springboard for beginner ballet. It teaches the kids the structure of classical ballet in a fun way, they have circle time and short time to play and get to know each other.
Their ballet teacher is very patient in teaching the proper posture.
They also use the barre and did some exercises and stretching. Other studios who offer ballet classes don’t have a barre.
Bottom line is, if you want your daughter to start off on the right foot in the world of ballet, The Lisa Macuja School of Ballet Manila is the way to go.
Here are the schedule and rates of classes at their Fisher Mall branch.
For more info, visit http://balletmanila.com.ph/.