Ballet

Ballet

Ballet & tap combo (age 3 yrs old) formally titled Mommy & Me

Ages accepted

Ages 3 years old.

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Schedule

Saturdays: 09h00-10h00
Tuesdays: 17h15-18h15

This class focuses on the development of coordination and musical awareness based around make-believe as we learn dance through play. This class stimulates the child’s self-expression and helps the dancers discover the joy of dance through the exploration of space and energy. The first 45 minutes are spent on the ballet portion and the last 15 minutes the children will learn basic tap dance. Children love to make noise so we turn that noise into beautiful sounds from happy feet! Dancers learn fun tap steps while attempting to maintain musicality and rhythm. ** NOTE: for the first 3 to 4 weeks in September we ask that a parent dance the class with the child.  Parents will slowly be weaned out of the class as the weeks progress and generally by the 4th class, parents are no longer participating. **

 

Ballet & Tap (ages 4 to 7 years old)

Ages accepted

Ages 4 to 7 years old.   

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Schedule

Ages 4 years old: Saturdays: 10h15-11h15
Ages 4 years old: Saturdays: 10h30-11h30
Ages 5 years old: Saturdays: 11h30-12h30
Ages 5 years old: Saturdays: 11h45-12h45
Ages 6 years old: Saturdays: 12h45-13h45
Ages 6&7 years old: Saturdays: 14h00-15h00

This is a fun class for all as it stimulates the child’s self-expression and helps the dancers discover the joy of dance through the exploration of space and energy. We build body awareness and improve gross motor skills. The first 45 minutes are spent on the ballet portion and the last 15 minutes the children will learn basic tap dance. Children love to make noise so we turn that noise into beautiful sounds from happy feet! Dancers learn fun tap steps while attempting to maintain musicality and rhythm.

 

Ballet (ages 8 years and up)

Ages accepted

Ages 8 years old and up.   

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Schedule

Junior level 1 (8 to 10 years old): Wednesdays 17h15-18h15
Junior level 1 (8 to 10 years old): Saturdays 14h15-15h15
Junior level 2 (10 to 13 yrs old): Tuesdays 18h15-19h15
Intermediate level 3: Wednesdays 19h15-20h15
Intermediate level 4: Wednesdays 19h30-20h30
Advanced level 5: Tuesdays 19h15-20h15
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Ballet Technique intermediate/advanced level (12 years+): Thursdays 20h15-21h30

Ballet is the foundation of dance technique and is carried over to most other dance styles. From beginner to advanced classes, students are formally trained while being taught the value of technique, discipline, and honoring tradition. Ballet improves strength, agility, flexibility, and balance, all while increasing the student’s focus and body awareness. Students are taught to use proper posture and poise, and to present themselves in a graceful manner.

 

Pointe (ages 13 years and up)

Ages accepted

Ages 13 years old and up.   

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Schedule

Wednesdays 18h30-19h30 (all levels)

A classical ballet class using pointe (toe) shoes. Emphasis is on foot strengthening exercises and alignment. A thorough and careful approach assures a safe and solid foundation that allows the student to be in control and at ease as she dances on pointe. The class will be divided by technical ability. Please note this class is not in the year end show. Dancers must have the director’s approval and have been given permission to wear pointe shoes before registering for this class.