Ballet Class Descriptions
Pre-Ballet (ages 4-6)
Educates students on the fundamentals of ballet technique while placing emphasis on body placement, ballet vocabulary and classroom etiquette. Rooting fundamental concepts such as developing strength, building endurance and increasing flexibility. This class supports the development and improvement of motor skills and coordination, attention and listening skills, plus provides a foundation for the continued study of ballet.
Ballet 1 (ages 7-9)
Trains and builds on a more traditional ballet class structure. With increased time spent at the barre, center work and training twice a week, students will learn the depth of ballet concentration and strength. Ballet 1 and 2 prepares each student to advance to the next level of study building and strengthen the body for pre-pointe work.
Ballet 2, Pre-Pointe (ages 9-12)
Students at this level must enroll in 2 classes per week to develop confidence, competency, and strength.
Student are introduced to the formal study of Ballet. Dancers will couple learning proper terminology and reasoning for ballet exercises and positions with the fun of dancing combinations of steps with music. Repetition and reinforcement of Ballet 2 exercises will be emphasized, increasing in number, stressing the development of strength in the legs and feet through exercises on half-pointe, and the coordination between the movements.