Ballet w/ Maria Osende Retreat
Friday October 15, 2021  5pm
Dance Workshop / Class Recreation / Fitness Community

Come together for a weekend in the dance studio! Enjoy the opportunity to recharge, move, and stretch, while enjoying the beautiful North Mountain landscape through the height of Autumn. During this session, you’ll collaborate with friends to immerse yourself in a world of dance with returning faculty member Maria Osende. This open-level workshop (beginner to beginner-intermediate level dancers) is a great chance for anyone who's been taking classes virtually to get back into the studio! All while adhering to the up-to-date safety guidelines and public health directives.

​Join us on the North Mountain and stay in our newly renovated farmhouse or glamping cabins for an unforgettable weekend of art, community, and wholesome homemade meals using local ingredients (many right from Ross Creek's own gardens)!

Please note: This workshop is for your enjoyment and personal development. We are a diverse group with different levels of skills and fitness, and students are welcome to participate to the degree that feels comfortable for them.

If you are unused to wearing ballet shoes, you are welcome to wear a light, padded sneaker, a dance sneaker or a split-sole jazz shoe for rehearsals.

Friday, October 15, 2021

5 pm Arrival and checking in
5.30-6.30pm Meet and greet
6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Tour of facilities, etc.
Evening Ballet Movie night, social

Saturday October 16

7.30-8.30 Breakfast
8.30-9am 20 minute walk on Ross Creek trails (optional, weather permitting)
9.00-9:30 Gentle Ballet-prep warm up
9:30 -11:00 Ballet class
11.00 Mid-morning snack
11:15-12:30pm Rehearsal, creation, repertoire
12:30-1:15pm Lunch
1.15-2.30pm Rehearsal, creation, repertoire
2.30-3.30pm Stretch, yoga, relaxation, foot massage
3.30-4.30pm Coffee, tea, snacks , walk or free time
4.30-6.15pm Some of these can overlap. Alignment one-on-one clinic
(15 minute individual time slots with Maria and Marel) followed by
Q&A ballet chat
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Social time & bonfire

Sunday, October 17

7.30-8.30am Breakfast
8.30-9am Morning walk on Ross Creek trails (optional, weather permitting)
9.00-9:30 Gentle Ballet-prep warm up
9:30 -11:00 Ballet class
11.00 Mid-morning snack
11:15-12:30 Rehearsal, creation, repertoire
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1.30-3pm Yamuna Body-Rolling Workshop with Nona Fuller
3pm Coffee, tea, snacks
3.30-4pm packing up
4pm Social or final group walk before dinner (weather permitted, optional)
4.30pm Early dinner departure

*This is a sample itinerary and may fluctuate/change based on weather conditions and group interests.

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Other Events at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Sat Oct 16  10am
Trail Building Day
Fri Oct 22  9am
Autumn Arts PD Days
Fri Oct 22  5pm
Portraiture w/ Sara Hartland-Rowe Retreat
Fri Nov 05  9am
Autumn Arts PD Days
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0