Friday, June 22, 2012

Interested in Adult Ballet Classes (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

Interested in Adult Ballet Classes (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)?
Wait no more! Join us this coming September for Adult Ballet classes conducted privately/exclusively.

Ballet teacher can work with you individually depend on your needs (excellent for beginners, without any dance experience, or even if you have done till intermediate/Advance level). You will be placed in the suitable classes.

Direct e-mail me at: for more information.

Hope you would give it a try & book your place. You will learn about poise, appreciation of music, feel more flexible, stand much taller, you will love it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

International Ballet Gala 2012 @ Istana Budaya, Malaysia

International Ballet Gala 2012 Malaysia by The Dance Society of Malaysia in collaboration with Dancewroks Production, under the umbrella of Kuala Lumpur Arts Festival

Dates: 8.30pm, 14 July 2012 and 3pm, 15 July 2012

Venue: Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya, Malaysia Ticket Price: RM65, 115, 155, 195, 235, 335 (surcharge per ticket RM3)

Early-bird: 10% discount before 31/5/12

The Ballet Gala will be featuring famous repertoires by 10 principal dancers from countries such as USA, UK, Japan, Australia as well as 1 from Malaysia.

Program items include excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spartacus, Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Madame Butterfly, The Red Violin, Turando and Diving Into the Lilacs. The current program of guest artists includes the likes of Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith, Principal Dancers of the San Francisco Ballet, Joseph Walash and Karina Gonzalez from Houson Ballet, stars of the Hong Kong Ballet, and many more!

For enquiry : 03-42577642 (Helen) ; 017-6085025 (Dr. Chen)
Website :
Ticket : (03-41478600)
IB Box Office : 03-40265558

Young America Grand Prix 2012

See these talented young dancers strike their moves. Ballet video featuring the pre-competitive division (ages 8-11), audition classes, and open stage sessions of the Youth America Grand Prix's ongoing NYC finals.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I love this beautiful music.=)

Miyako Yoshida, was the Principle dancer for Royal Ballet, in Cinderella variation.

I just love the beautiful music and her clean work. Notice how perfect and long her pointed feet are, indeed blessed physic for Asian dancer.=) She just have this charm and presentation quality in her.

Ballet Class =)

Discovered this dancer, Nina Makogonova. I just can't seems to take my eyes off her throughout the lesson.

Royal Ballet Daily Class [complete] - Royal Ballet LIVE

I have selected this youtube video to show you, how a professional daily class goes.

In this video, it is the class done by professionals from the Royal Ballet. Notice some of the dancers are doing the exercises on the barre with just sock/leg warmer. Just love the rawness, sometimes it is good to 'feel the floor' and really work the arch of the feet and muscle.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Example of a typical Adult Ballet Class

I'm resuming to teach my adult ballet classes in September 2012. Really looking forward.

Direct e-mail me if you are interested to start private adult ballet lesson from me:

Book your place early!
Love, Staphanie Mun

My favourite things to do during spare time

Recently, i attended a 'Me Time' mini workshop by Cindy Lensen.
During the workshop, i was asked to list down 3 things that i absolutely enjoy doing during my free time.

Here are what i wrote down:-
1) Listening to classical music and thinking/choreographing ballet steps in my head.

2) Writing down positive thoughts for myself.

3) Reading a book in my garden, looking at clouds, listening to birds and sounds of water running (our pond water feature)


Here i want to share with you a video that inspire my teaching plan for my Adult Ballet classes..=)

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

I love to share video of Ballerina's life. Here is Principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada, Jillian Vanstone.

First Position Official Trailer #2 - Ballet Movie (2012) HD

Looking forward to go and watch this ballet documentary!=)
Love, Staphanie Mun

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ballet Illuminations by Singapore Dance Theatre performing in KLPAC 6-7 April 2012

Ballet Illuminations by Singapore Dance Theatre

Singapore Dance Theatre & The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre present Ballet Illuminations.

SDT will perform on 6 and 7 April at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), and are supported by YTL Corporation Berhad and the National Arts Council, Singapore.

Featuring Maninyas by Stanton Welch,Nutcracker, Pas De Deux by Janek Schergen, The Winds of Zephyrus by Edwaard Liang and Serenade by George Balanchine, Ballet Illuminations is a perfect display of verve and vitality that is synonymous with SDT’s unique identity as a company that is equally adept at these challenging and varied genres of dance.

6 & 7 April: 8.30 pm (Evening) / 7 April: 3pm (Matinee)
Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Tickets: Evening performance: RM43, RM18 (students, disabled, senior citizens & TAS card members)
Matinee Performance: RM33, RM18 (students, disabled, senior citizens & TAS card members)
Tickets for 4 people: Standard tickets for 4 at RM150 (usual RM172), Not applicable for concession tickets
YTL Platinum members: 20% off standard price tickets, Not applicable for concession tickets
TAS members: Standard price tickets at RM18, Not applicable for concession tickets
School Booking: With every booking of 10 tickets, 1 complimentary ticket will be provided for the chaperone teacher. Please contact Joanna at 603- 40479000 or email .

Maninyas by Stanton Welch

Originally created for San Francisco Ballet in 1996, Maninyas was Mr. Welch’s first commission outside his home company, The Australian Ballet – his first American exposure, which led to commissions with other companies. The piece consists of a series of pas de deux and pas de trios which depicts the process of “unveiling” that takes place when individuals get to know each other better. As people become familiar with one another, they “take off their veils”. Maninyas is set to Australian composer Ross Edward’s Maninyas – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.

Nutcracker Act 2, Grand Pas De Deux by Janek Schergen

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. In Act 2, The Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Prince tells her about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances. As a finale, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier dance a beautiful Pas De Deux / French for “step for two” (Dance for two performers).

The Winds of Zephyrus by Edwaard Liang

Created especially for Singapore Dance Theatre by Edwaard Liang – The Winds of Zephyrus brings contemporary dance to stratospheric heights with dancers portraying the wind in all its forms. Winner of the Prince Prize Grant for Choreography and the Choo San Goh Award for Choreography, Edwaard Liang’s pieces have been performed all around the world by companies such as New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Shanghai Ballet and most recently the Joffrey Ballet. This is his second work for SDT, following the piece titled As Above, So Below which was featured during Da:ns Festival 2010.

Serenade by George Balanchine

Serenade is a milestone to Balanchine, so as it is in the dance history. It was the first ballet George Balanchine choreographed in America. Serenade has come to be considered the signature piece of the New York City Ballet and is one of Balanchine’s most widely performed works. The intention of the work was to show the ballet students how dancing on stage differs from class work. Balanchine embraced the conditions and incidents in the class into the choreography. Balanchine was never content for ballets to stay in the past and kept revising Serenade to keep it modern throughout his whole choreographic career.

The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) was founded in 1988 with seven dancers by Goh Soo Khim and the late Anthony Then. Since then, SDT has developed into Singapore’s premier professional dance company comprising 34 dancers. In the course of each year, the Company performs five to six seasons, including the widely popular Ballet Under The Stars at the Fort Canning Park.

The Company’s repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary ballet, from renowned choreographers like Goh Choo San, George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Stanton Welch, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Xing Liang, Mauricio Wainrot, Val Caniparoli, Graham Lustig, David Dawson, Jorma Elo, Edmund Stripe, Adrian Burnett, Edwaard Liang and Nils Christe. In 2009, Janek Schergen took over the post of Artistic Director of SDT. Under his leadership, the Company has made new achievements in the international and Singapore dance arena.

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