‘The Art of Class’ is a performance showing the perfect symmetry between the Musician and Ballet Dancer.

Karen MacIver and celebrated Royal Ballet trained dancer, Kristen McGarrity team up in an hour-long live performance wrapped in close-up film footage, showing the art of the dancer’s warm up and preparation behind the scenes before stepping out onto the glory of the stage.  Using film and live feed we see the dancer transform from athlete to an onstage Goddess in a new version of Fokine/Saint-Saëns celebrated Dying Swan.

Every young dancer knows all about the detailed rehearsal hours put in behind the scenes so that they can realise their dream to work in a professional Ballet Company .

Kristen McGarrity has worked internationally as a dancer, choreographer and stage director for major Ballet Companies and returns to her home town of Glasgow for this one-night-only performance.  Karen MacIver has spent the majority of her career in dance studios producing, playing and promoting the best music there is for classical dance in a unique musical idiom which she calls Music for Moving Image.

The BATD is delighted to be sponsoring this event and we have 10 tickets to give to BATD Young Dancers (Aged 14 to 18) to attend the event on Sunday 28th November at Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PU, at 4pm – 5pm when the lucky 10 winners will have a chance to meet the artists backstage afterwards.

If you would like to have the chance to be one of the 10 names “pulled out of the hat” please submit your name and e-mail address via this link:

Closing date for entries is 29th October 2021. Winners will be notified by e-mail the week beginning 8th November 2021.

No travel or other expenses will be provided and are at your own cost.

We look forward to receiving your entry.
Good Luck!

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