CLASSICAL BALLET

Classes are grouped by grade, level and experience

    • PRE-BALLET (Kindergarten thru 1st grade) - 1 hour/ week

This class introduces children to the basic principles, steps and positions in ballet. … PLie', releve' arabesque, chasse' grand jete' and more.  Students develop coordination, imagination and listening skills, learning classical ballet through creative ballet movements, rhythmic exercises and imaginative dances.  By spring, they can put steps together into combinations and simple center floor barre exercises.  Note:   Pre-K must be 5 by Nov 1  

Pre-ballet classes

    • BALLET LEVELS I, II and III

Classes now include  basic barre work and center floor combinations that increase with difficulty as they advance. Correct body placement, turnout, and technique are emphasized. Stretching for  flexibility, turns,  leaps and creative choreography - all part of these levels - as well as "fun" dance choreography

Beginning Ballet Class

    • Pre-pointe/ Pointe / ADVANCED

Pre-Pointe and Pointe students continue learning new steps, dance vocabulary, and technique to strengthen the mind and the body for advanced dancing. Stage presence becomes an additional focus, as dancers have increasingly more challenging performance roles. Being more serious about their ballet, these students now take class twice a week or more.  Strong technique classes include barre, adagio, petite and grand allegro, turns and leaps.  Stretching exercises included to increase flexibility.

* Dancers who are 6th grade and pre-pointe can also join Young Dancers Company and participate in an additional two hour class / rehearsal every week.

Advanced Ballet Technique

Advanced Dancer

SPECIAL CLASSES

The following programs are offered as special classes or during summer workshops to add diversity and expand performance skills and opportunities.

  • Modern / Contemporary Dance - a regular once a week class now

  • Conditioning / Dances from classical ballets

  • Creative Dramatics

  • Adult Ballet Exercise