Open Classes

open classes
Dates: 1 week for every month of the season


Cost: €8


Time: 10:00–11.15


Venue: MCC Main Stage


Led by: Guest artists including ŻfinMalta’s Artistic Director, Paolo Mangiola, and Rehearsal Director, Anna Nowak

ŻfinMalta opens its company classes to local and international professional dance artists. This is a unique opportunity to join the ŻfinMalta dancers during their morning practice, which is always varied and led by international guest teachers. Classes are also open to students who are following vocational and professional training in dance. The minimum age to participate is 18 years.

from 26th – 30th October 2020

10:00 – 11:15




Pelvic Floor and Breath

in Ballet Technique


Anna Nowak, ŻfinMalta’s Artistic Coordinator:


Join us for a week focused on understanding the dynamics of the timeline and its implications for health. The week begins with a Yoga-based warm up, and pelvic floor warm up, to activate the muscles needed for ballet technique. Following this is ballet barre and a simple grounding centre. From Tuesday to Friday, expect deep abdominal warm ups and a full ballet class with pianist. Closing the week, connective tissue work leads into a more dynamic Yoga practice, focused on finding length and space in the body.

from 21st – 25th September 2020

10:00 – 11:15




Contemporary with

Florinda Camilleri


“Each class will begin with grounding practices to allow dancers to re-discover their personal connection with the Earth. From this point of groundedness, verticality, horizontality, and eventually, three-dimensionality will be explored, curiously navigating these spatial fields by challenging weight and time within them.  These explorations will mostly be in the form of guided open movement, with a few set phrases to support specific studies.


These classes are designed as a week-long journey, holding space for individual and collective experiences to unfold throughout the week, with the support of a specially-curated soundtrack. Within the fluid framework of this technical and playful voyage, emergent needs of the group will be addressed from day-to-day, and moment-to-moment.”

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Open Class Schedule

Pelvic Floor & Breath in Ballet Technique



21 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2020
26 – 30 OCTOBER 2020
10:00 – 11:15
10:00 – 11:15


For further information and to discuss the ŻfinMalta Artist in Residence programme, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on