Classes focus on correct ballet class behavior, including taking turns, following directions, and respecting one another. Activities and exercises encourage basic coordination skills, motor skills, musicality, creativity, introductory ballet vocabulary, and experiencing the joy of moving to music.
In-depth knowledge of technique required by advance level. Focus in classes turn to strengthening, precision, and artistry. Classes work to master the advanced ballet technique and further improve on turnout, placement, and more complex steps.
Adv students take 4-6 classes a week; Adv professional track- 10 classes weekly
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, lyrical, ballet and jazz. It is important for dancers to be versatile in dance and contemporary class offers students a chance to explore different ways of moving and improvising.
Please note: Adult students (16+) should take Adult classes listed on schedule. Due to COVID, our class sizes are limited. Please allow our school students to secure their place in student level classes.
No drop-ins. Adult classes use class cards for payment. Please contact us for new class card policies as of 9/14/2020
Ballet Arts FIT- Class cancelled as of August 28, 2020
Building upon Pre-Ballet skills, classes in Kinderballet focus on ballet class manners and the importance of practice. Students are taught technical ballet skills appropriate to the physical and mental abilities of this age group with a focus on musicality, creativity and expression through movement.
Building on the basics learning in Beginner level ballet, students explore more complex steps and technique. Additional vocabulary is introduced as well as new steps in the ballet syllabus. Classes work to improve memory of combinations and corrections and discipline. Students further develop strength, placement, flexibility.
Ballet 3 students take 2-3 and Ballet 4 students take 3-5 technique classes a week.
As students demonstrate the skill, strength, and commitment necessary for pointe, they will be invited by the staff to work on pointe. Classes focus on developing correct placement on pointe and the skills necessary to master the placement and strength of the feet and ankles.
Students are required to consistently take a minimum of FOUR technique classes weekly for Pointe Level 1 and 2 for their safety and the difficulty and strength required of dancing on pointe.
All of the great full length ballets include Character dance, which is a stylized version of classical dance with roots in traditional folk dance and national dances. Influenced mostly by European countries where ballet originated, Character class allows students to learn the typical styles of Character dance seen in ballets like Coppélia, Swan Lake, Raymonda, and Nutcracker to name a few.
* Character shoes (small heeled shoes) recommended but not required for class