Adult Ballet Class Descriptions
FUNDAMENTALS OF BALLET: For the absolute beginner, this class is the perfect introduction to the study of classical ballet in a non-competitive and fun environment. Exercises are aimed at conditioning the body for dance and will focus on proper alignment, core and leg strength, and flexibility. Basic ballet steps and vocabulary will be taught at this level. This class is also great for a dancer wishing to refine their foundation. No prior experience is necessary.
BEGINNER: This class reviews basic ballet steps and continues to introduce new vocabulary. Exercises are aimed at conditioning the body for dance and will focus on proper alignment, core and leg strength, and flexibility.
ADVANCED BEGINNER BALLET: The advanced beginner dancer has an understanding of basic ballet steps, body positions, and port de bras. This dancer can follow basic petit and grande allegro combinations and is now ready to be introduced to more advanced ballet technique. At this level, more complicated steps are broken down into component parts and combinations are reviewed as much as necessary.
INTERMEDIATE BALLET: These classes are for adults with previous ballet training and solid technique. The intermediate dancer can process more complicated sequences, can execute barre exercises with greater speed and accuracy and is expected to coordinate arm and leg movements smoothly. Center floor work requires a greater ability to use core strength and balance and incorporates more challenging petite and grande allegro steps and turns.
POINTE SKILLS I/II: We offer both pointe and pre-pointe classes for students who are physically and technically ready for the demands of dancing on pointe. Please speak with an owner for more information.
ADV BEG MODERN DANCE: This class focuses on movement as a physical expression of emotion. This class will introduce students to a range of modern techniques; increasing strength, flexibility and freedom of movement. All exercises and choreography take place in center floor, allowing students to explore range of movement and interpretive style. No prior modern dance experience is necessary to take this class however a background in some form of dance would be helpful.