Category Archives: Ballet Class Descriptions

Adult Beginner Ballet

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Reconnect with your inner ballerina. We will explore this 300-year-old tradition with beginner level adult ballet and exercises for students ages 18 and up. The instructor will lead the class through a series of ballet warm-ups, exercise routines, simple dance combinations, as well as traditional classical ballet floor work.

This class is accessible to all ages and fitness levels. We recommend that students wear comfortable, but form-fitting fitness attire. Long hair should be secured in a bun or a ponytail.

Ballet slippers will be needed for this class. We recommend Bloch brand, leather single sole ballet slippers. They can be also purchased at the studio.

Tiny Tutus

Tiny Tutus is for ages 2-4 and open to children who have turned 2 by September 1 of the current year. This is a parent and child class.  Class meets one time per week for 30 minutes. Students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to both girls and boys alike.   The class includes 20 minutes of instructor-led class, and 10 minutes of open gym playtime.

Pre-Ballet: Age 5 to 7

6_7balletThis program is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.
An excellent and fun introduction to classical ballet and fine arts, the Pre-Ballet syllabus is introduced at a time when fine and gross motor skills are becoming more refined. By introducing students to the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the Pre-Ballet curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development at this important time.

Pre-Ballet meets one time per week for 45 minutes.

At the end of the year, students participate in In-studio Spring Presentations during regular class time as well as other venues throughout the year. Parents will receive a syllabus outlining the details of the program.

Dress Code

  • Girls: Pink short sleeve leotard, short white socks, canvas or leather single sole ballet shoes. Pink chiffon wrap skirt is optional. Hair must be up or pulled back neatly away from the face.
  • Boys: White, fitted T-shirt, short-sleeve, black tights with no socks or black shorts with white socks, black ballet shoes.
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    For your convenience, all dance attire may be purchased through our store. We will guarantee the correct fit.

Ballet I & II: Ages 8-13

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Ballet Level 1 (age 8-13) meets one time per week for 1 hour.

Ballet Level 2 (age 10-13) meets twice a week for 1 hour.

Children in this level begin more formal ballet technique with barre-work becoming part of their class syllabus.

Starting in Level 1, students begin formal training in traditional classical ballet. The syllabus progresses at a rate that allows the student to learn the exercises correctly and with full physicality. Repetition and slow careful work is emphasized, with the students learning discipline and control of their bodies. Students progress to the next level when they have mastered the material and physical understanding of the syllabus in their current level.

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes for their level.

Students will be advised about their appropriate level for the fall.

At the end of the year, students participate in the School’s Spring Presentation and other venues throughout the year.

Parents will be advised well in advance of any venue or costume charges.

Dress Code:

Girls: Level I – Light purple leotard;   Level II – Black leotard short sleeve style only.
Clean white tights, canvas or leather pink single-sole ballet shoes. White or pink chiffon wrap skirt.  Hair must be up or pulled back neatly away from the face.

Boys: White, fitted T-shirt, short-sleeve, black tights with no socks or black shorts with white socks, black ballet shoes.

For your convenience, all dance attire may be purchased through our store. We will guarantee the correct fit.

 

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