Ballet by Raquel Yeo

Instructor Profile

Raquel began her classical ballet training at a tender age of 6. She has attained the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Advanced 1 certification in classical ballet. She has also been educated in other dance genres such as Chinese dance and Latin ballroom dances. In 2008, she was given the opportunity to train at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy for a week.

Being a seasoned dancer and performer for more than two decades, Raquel has taken part in numerous dance productions and performances for brands like OMEGA Watches and The Westin Singapore. In 2015, she was placed fifth in the RAD Dance Challenge as a choreographer and competitor.

As a passionate ballet dancer herself, Raquel hopes to impart her knowledge of dance to the next generation. She holds the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and is currently a RAD Registered Teacher. She believes in maximising her students’ dance potential and performance through supplementary fitness training, which has led her to be a certified instructor for Marie Walton-Mahon’s Progressing Ballet Technique and the flexibility training programme by FLX.

In addition, Raquel has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Education) from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. She also holds a Diploma in Communications and Media Management and a Certificate in Psychology Fundamentals from Temasek Polytechnic.

 

Class Descriptions

 

Introductory Ballet

Duration: 1 hour

Class Attire: Leotard/fitting top, leggings, grip socks/soft ballet shoes

You will learn the fundamental steps of classical ballet and perform simple combinations primarily at the barre to prepare for centre practice.

The exercises are tailored to help you deepen your knowledge in ballet and develop your technique. You will develop core and back strength to improve postural alignment while inherently strengthening other parts of the body and increasing flexibility, directionality, balance, and weight transfer skills.

This class is suitable for adults who have no prior experience in dance or are looking to rekindle your relationship with ballet.

Just come with a positive mind and a big smile!