Regular ballet classes at URC finish this Saturday 27th August for a summer break, however for one additional day I am delighted to welcome as special guest teacher my old colleague the irrepressible and inspiring Brian Bertscher. Brian will be teaching an extended intermediate/advanced class on Saturday 3rd August from 11.00am to 1.00pm; expect lots of joyous dancing. This 2 hour class will cost £15. Not to be missed!
A brief biography:
Brian Bertscher started ballet classes at the age of seven in Johannesburg South Africa and joined the Royal Ballet School London at the age of seventeen. While there he also studied Cecchetti ballet and received the Advanced Exam certificate.
Between 1964 to 1979 Brian danced with the Royal Ballet and was a popular soloist with the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet. His roles included Puck in Ashton’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the virtuosic Blue Boy in Les Patineurs. He also excelled in ballets by John Cranko playing Jasper the Potboy in Pineapple Poll, and Little Clown (Bootface) in The Lady and the Fool.
1979-1980 Brian studied on the Professional Teachers Training Course at the Royal Academy London. From 1980-2010 he was Professor of Classical Ballet at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, and has taught internationally for ballet schools and companies. Since 2010 Brian has been living and working in London, currently teaching regular classes at Morley College.
Find out more about Brian’s life and work here: https://brianbertscher.com/
Find full address details for the URC (Summertown United Reformed Church Hall) on the Classes page of this blog.