We offer ballet classes for children 4+. We look forward to seeing you here!
The Beginner Ballet classes at DDAC foster 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.
As dancers progress to higher levels, the classes emphasize correct postural alignment, principles of turn-out, balance, control, and barre exercises. Barre work is then taken to center work and across the floor work to challenge balance and work on pirouettes, extensions, and leaps.
Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Slippers, Solid Colored Leotard, Classical Ballet Bun. Dancers may choose to wear a ballet skirt. Boys should wear black fitted bottoms, a white or black T-shirt and black ballet shoes.
Tags: Ballet, ballet 4, ballet 5, ballet 6, Ballet 7-10, Ballet 11+