Ballet (1st/2nd Grades)
Ballet experts everywhere in the world agree that children under eight years old should not do pure ballet technique classes for physical and psychological reasons. Creative Ballet fundamental classes combine creative movement and basic ballet moves to prepare the young student for ballet technique classes in a safe, appropriate way. An introduction to basic ballet fundamentals and simple terminology allow young children to experience enough discipline and structure to challenge them without frustration. This builds a sense of physical achievement and teaches an awareness of the art of ballet and the body.
Ballet (3rd grade-Adult)
Ballet technique classes require high levels of concentration and discipline in order to execute the movement detail properly. Each class is divided into barre work, port de bras, centre barre, adagio, and allegro. Strengthening and stretching exercises are balanced. The ballet class builds a strong foundation of coordination, discipline and appreciation of art and an expressive achievement which are great assets for any endeavor.
Male dancers, ages 5-Adult, may take ballet free if enrolled in one other class (this other class could be a paid ballet class, or any other art form). For male dancers in Placement Ballet levels, we will offer tuition at a 50% discount.