EYCC Classical Masterclasses are open to classically trained students aged 11-16 looking to advance their ballet training. Students are provided the opportunity to train in classical ballet and Pilates techniques with certified ballet and Pilates teacher and former Soloist ballet dancer, Emma Acton.
Masterclasses are held in Melbourne, VIC.
Masterclasses - COVID-19 Update:
Unfortunately, all masterclasses have been cancelled for the time being to comply with government health requirements due to COVID-19. The safety and well-being of all students is EYCC's first priority and we look forward to announcing new masterclass dates when timing allows.
In the meantime, students are welcome to head over to EYCC's Youtube channel for some at-home strengthening exercises to stay strong, motivated and engaged in this unsettling time.
Online private coaching via Zoom is also available with Emma. See 'Online Private Coaching' in our 'Training' tab for more details.
I attended an EYCC masterclass and I learnt some new tips to help my strength and conditioning that no one has ever told me before! I absolutely loved every minute and can't wait for the next class, it has really inspired me to work even harder.
~Michaela, masterclass attendee
I recently attended an EYCC masterclass, I loved being in an environment with other young dancers that I haven't trained with before. Emma's coaching methods are not only based on correct ballet technique but also allowed us to explore and demonstrate the artistry and passion that we have for dance. I also loved the strength and the grace Emma put in to the choreography of the contemporary section!! I would definetly attend another EYCC masterclass and would highly recommend it for other dancers who would love to improve their technique and training, have fun, and be in an environment where we can be inspired by each other!
~Phoebe, masterclass attendee
Emma is a brilliant teacher. She always goes through steps if you are having trouble and makes sure you are doing them safely and correctly. She works with each dancer to the best of their ability and helps them to improve their dance technique and steps. She is positive and a good role model for younger, aspiring students, and always makes you feel comfortable in the dance studio.
~Amielle, regular group and private ballet student
I have had the opportunity to work closely with Emma since 2014 at Melbourne City Ballet. Throughout this time she has developed beautifully as her own artist in classical dance with an unparalleled work ethic.
It is from this dedication that she is able to easily translate her experience in dance to those she coaches. She is very familiar with the key aspects of training an upcoming dancer, and she embeds the utmost standards into her lessons.
The most impressive part of Emma’s teaching is her demeanour with students. She is able to present valuable knowledge of a wide variety to her students, while projecting a composed presence, a great sense of humour, and maintaining a positive classroom environment. Students are encouraged to develop their artistry and learn important technical aspects of dance, while being inspired by a professional in the industry.
I feel very fortunate that I have had the opportunity to work alongside Emma and cannot praise her talents enough.
~Isabella, former colleague at Melbourne City Ballet
Payment must be received in full no later than 9am two days prior to the masterclass date. Cancellations less than two days prior to the masterclass date can unfortunately not be refunded.
Direct debit $45 per student to:
Account name: E M Cheeseman
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 129 633 053
Reference "EYCC -your child's name-"
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