Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.
Princess Ballet (Tiny Dancers)
Princess Ballet an introductory class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic ballet steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. This class will perform a routine at our Snowflakes Winter show. Class re enrolls for the Spring session in January and performs a new routine for Showcase.
Pre-Ballet teaches the fundamentals of Ballet Class structure and prepares the student for entering into Ballet I. In Pre-Ballet students will learn the format of Barre, center-work and movement across the floor. In addition, more focus will be placed on the flexibility, placement of the feet and turn-out. It is an essential step in progressing forward in the students Ballet education. Students will learn Ballet in a positive environment and be encouraged to pursue their passion for Ballet! This class will perform a routine at our Snowflakes Winter show. Class re enrolls for the Spring session in January and performs a new routine for Showcase.
Students will start perfecting their knowledge in barre, center work and across the floor combinations. Ballet I will focus on strengthening the dancers technique in the skills learned in Pre-Ballet and also the new skills listed in the Ballet I class syllabus. As the dancer progresses it is imperative that their technique is correct and strong before advancing on to the next level. Dancers will start to learn the amazing discipline of ballet and be encouraged to find their passion for it! This class will perform at Showcase.
In Ballet II students will continue to perfect their skills learned in Pre-Ballet and Ballet I while learning new terms and techniques in Ballet II. Special focus will be placed on body lines, extension, balance and foot placement. Students at this level should be skilled at all the basic level ballet terms and techniques such as, plies, tendu, chaines, etc… Ballet II will begin to improve on their ballet understanding and overall ability. This class will perform at Showcase.
In Ballet III/IV dancers will perfect their skills learned in Ballet II as well as learn the new skills listed in the Ballet III Syllabus. Dancers should have the ability to execute the basic and intermediate skills learned in the prior Ballet levels with precise and polished technique. Special focus will be placed on strengthening the feet and ankles in order to start preparing for Pointe work. Dancers at this level should be able to maintain discipline in every class and prepare to advance into Ballet IV. This class will perform at Showcase.
This class takes Ballet movements and transfers them down to the floor using the floor barre technique. This technique allows dancers to better feel weaknesses and discrepancies in strength and flexibility from one side to another and teaches exercises that help increase mobility and stability. This class will not perform a routine at Showcase.
This class encompasses elements of modern dance combined with classical ballet. This teaches dancers how to control their body through weight shifts and elements that puts their body off of balance. Contemporary ballet also allows dancers to explore their own expression through the movement without the restrictions held in classical ballet. This class will perform at Showcase.
This class is for any dancer eight and up with aspirations to dance on pointe someday. This class includes strengthening exercises for the feet and ankles, builds and understanding on how to use properly plié and relevé and working through the feet. Dancers who take this class and show they are ready will be invited to take the class in pointe shoes. This class will not perform a routine at Showcase.