Introduction to Pas De Deux Workshop for Teens
Here is a first time at Joy of Dance opportunity not to be missed!
A workshop about partner dancing for male and female teens with 2-5 years of ballet experience.
*in demi-pointe shoes
Date: April 28 – 4-6:00 p.m.
$10 (JoD students)
$15 (guest students)
Bio of our special guest teacher, Marq Frerichs:
Marq Frerichs began training at the age of eleven at the George Brown School of Dance. He attended the Professional Program at Canada’s National Ballet School (1982-1985). He then moved to Ulm Germany on offer to work in the Stadt Theatre Ulm under Pierre Wyss. For two seasons he worked with the ballet, opera and theater companies, honing his theatrical skills. Ulm incited his understanding of the diversity of the stage and the vast outreach of dance and the arts.
Upon returning to Toronto he joined Desrosiers Dance Theater as a principal dancer. After 5 years he became the company’s ballet master and fulfilled both positions to complete a decade long role in the company. Desrosiers toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia. As ballet master he taught master classes for Desrosiers, notably at the Aspen Dance Festival and at SUNY Purchase.
Marq proceeded to pursue a career as an independent dancer and teacher working with Cas Public in Montreal and the Chimera Project in Toronto; with Cirque Du Soleil throughout North America and Japan, and partnering with Celine Dion on The Colour of My Love North American tour. He has also performed in various film and television productions
In 2013 Marq obtained his teaching diploma and Cecchetti Associate from Canada’s National Ballet School, both awarded with Distinction.
In 2017, he obtained his Cecchetti Associate Diploma and a certified instructor in the Progressive Ballet Technique, levels 1-3.
He has been a member of the Artistic Staff at Canada’s National Ballet School since graduating, working in both the Professional Ballet Program and Teacher Training Program.
Marq, is currently the Director of Ballet at Elan Dance Arts and a guest teacher with Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Canadian Dance Company, Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance of Saskatchewan and the Cecchetti Society of Canada.