Freelance dance teacher and choreographer, Seneka Abeyratne will conduct a free ‘Ballet Workshop for Advanced Students’ on June 28 from 10 am to 1 pm on Sunday at the Deanna School of Dancing, 30/63H Longden Place, Colombo 7.

Being a part of the French Spring Festival 2015 presented by the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Alliance Francaise de Kotte, this workshop is highly intensive and technique oriented. Accordingly, It is recommended for dancers of a minimum age of 15 years and with at least three years of regular classical ballet training.

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce participants to jumps, beats and turns commonly used in allegros and grand allegros. The core of the workshop will comprise a series of brisk across-the-floor combinations.

Seneka Abeyratne has a strong background in both classical ballet and western contemporary dance. He studied classical ballet at the Khulsum School of Dance for eight years and the Deanna School of Dancing for 12 years. He currently conducts ballet classes for children at the Haywood Creative School, Gampaha.

Abeyratne has presented several contemporary dance workshops at venues such as the Deanna School of Dancing, the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, the Fulbright Commission, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and the Nelung Arts Center. This will be his first classical ballet workshop.

The workshop is totally free of charge with no prior registration required. Participants must wear soft shoes and be neatly attired. Classical ballet costumes are recommended. For inquiries and requests, Seneka Abeyratne may be contacted on (mobile) 077-5740807 or (email)