Ballet

Ballet is structured to provide dancers with a solid base from which they can grow in an informed technical environment. With a focus on understanding how ballet shapes and forms the body, as well as releases tension to allow dancers to move efficiently. Ballet study is a very disciplined art, and requires students to be focused and attentive in the classroom environment. Much detail is placed on the body, as accurate placement is a necessity for this form of dance. Because of Ballet’s intensity in the areas of body placement (back, shoulders, arms, abdominal muscles, hips, legs, etc.), it is truly the foundation for all studies of dance. Strength is built differently by each student, and occurs over a period of time. Dancers will not receive immediate gratification, but those who work diligently will achieve success over their course of study. It is a recommended class for all dancers and anyone wishing to become more graceful, more poised and more coordinated. This is also an excellent class for athletes and/or gymnasts who wish to have an edge over the competition.

The Beginner Ballet program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry.the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training. Research shows that children who begin training with informed creative movement classes are more successful when placed in a traditional technique class.

  • Ballet Level Ages 10 & Up

This level is for students who have several years of ballet training.  It emphasizes correct postural alignment, principles of turn-out, balance, control and elementary barre exercises. Center work consists of a repetition of barre work, carriage of the arms, and positions of the body.  Dancer will need to be evaluated for placement.  Please email us to schedule a class. 

 

Class Information:
All Ballet students are required to wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink Ballet slippers. Male Ballet students are required to wear a white tee or tank, black dance pants or tights, and black Ballet slippers. Split-sole slippers are highly recommended. Hair should be in a bun. No jewelry. No gum.