Cuban National Ballet School Teaching Seminar

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

Cuban National Ballet School 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 six-day teaching seminar for dance educators. The teaching seminar will focus on levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Cuban National Ballet School's eight-year curriculum.

Participants will learn about the history, methodology, cultural traits, and distinctive characteristics of the Cuban National Ballet School curriculum over the 6-day teaching seminar. Each participant will have the opportunity to invite two students to attend a four-day Cuban dance intensive that will run in conjunction with the teaching seminar. 

  • Receive step-by-step instruction about the elementary years (years 1, 2, and 3) curriculum of the Cuban National Ballet School
  • Observe Ballet Master Roberto Machado and Tania Suarez apply the lessons from the curriculum in direct, hands-on approach
  • View first-hand the transition from ballet class to stage in videos by the students from the Cuban National Ballet School 
  • Participate in a class taught by Ballet Master Tania Suarez for dance educators only
  • Invite two students to participate in the four-day pre-professional intensive scheduled in conjunction with the Teaching Seminar. The intensive will focus purely on the Cuban pedagogy
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Monday, July 24 –
Saturday, July 29 
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Early Bird – $525
After March 11 – $575

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 4-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 4-day intensive. Faculty includes: Tania Suarez, Victor Alexander, and Roberto Machado.


Wednesday, July 26 –
Saturday, July 29 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Registration Policy

  • 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.