Cuban National Ballet Methodology Teaching Seminar

The Cuban National Ballet Methodology Teaching Seminar returns for the third year at Towson University Department of Dance in collaboration with the Ruth Page School for the Arts.

Cuban National Ballet Methodology Teaching Seminar 

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Former Director of the Cuban National Ballet School, Maestra Ramona De Saa has hand picked her former student and esteemed Ballet Master, Roberto Machado to lead and facilitate this four-day teaching seminar for dance educators. The seminar will focus on the teaching methodology of year 4 of the Cuban National Ballet School's eight-year curriculum.

During the seminar, participants will learn about the history, cultural traits, and curriculum characteristics that make the Cuban National Ballet School teaching methodology distinctive. Each dance educator will have the opportunity to invite two students to attend a one-day immersive Cuban dance intensive on the last day of the teaching seminar. 

  • Receive an overview of years 1, 2, and 3 (ages 8-10) from the 2023 teaching seminar
  • Experience and participate in step-by-step instruction of year 4 (ages 10-11) from the Cuban National Ballet School curriculum
  • Observe Ballet Masters Roberto Machado and Tania Suarez apply the lessons from the curriculum in direct, hands-on approach
  • Participate in a class taught by Ballet Master Tania Suarez for dance educators only
AGES DATEs/Times COST Location
21 +

Wednesday, July 24 –
Saturday, July 27 
9:30 – 4:30 p.m.

$425 Towson University, Maryland

Student Intensive

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Student Intensive

Students of participating dance educators enrolled in the Cuban National Ballet Teaching Seminar receive the rare opportunity to embody the practices of the Cuban pedagogy in Ballet, Modern, and Afro-Cuban training. This 1-day intensive will immerse students in the cultural aesthetics well known and revered throughout the dance world. Intensive is geared for intermediate to advanced dancers, ages 13+.

Participating dance educators will receive a registration link to invite two current students for participation in the 1-day intensive. Faculty includes: Tania Suarez, Victor Alexander, and Roberto Machado.

Ages DATEs/Times COST

13 +

Saturday, July 27
9:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Registration Policy

  • Registration closes on July 19th. All registrations and payments are final. NO REFUNDS available. 



TU Community Dance

Center for the Arts
Room 1002V
Monday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 1 - 6:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.