Education is a part of the Foundation’s vision towards preserving and promoting the works of Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey. Educational services are offered in the following formats:
Variations Workshop is presented in a studio environment conducted by a Foundation repetiteur. In the Variations Workshop, dancers will learn excerpts and/or variations from Arpino or Joffrey ballets. This is a good introduction to schools or dance organizations that are unfamiliar with the Arpino/Joffrey works. The exploration into the choreography emphasizes the importance of having a classical center which, in turn, frees the dancers to push boundaries.
Lectures will present the history and legacy of Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey by a Foundation speaker. Lectures can be supplemented by video, audio, and/or photographic formats.
Masterclass is presented in a studio environment conducted by a Foundation repetiteur. A master class taught in the Joffrey style is based on classical ballet technique and will emphasize the coordination of the entire body: head, arms, torso, legs and feet.