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CLASSES OFFERED BY BALLET ARTS SCHOOL OF DANCE

JAZZ

Ages 6-adult

Rhythmically complex and syncopated movements with the use of body isolations such as head, shoulders, ribs, and hips.

3-4 YR OLD PRE-BALLET 

Ages 3-4 yrs

Dancers will explore and express themselves through movement with the introduction of ballet vocabulary, gaining balance, coordination, and spatial awareness.

K-1ST GD PRE-BALLET

Ages Kindergarten-1st grade

Develops a foundation in dance by working large and small muscle groups while learning rhythm, spatial awareness, and improvisation in preparation for classical ballet.

TAP

Ages 5-adult

Creating percussive rhythms with your feet using shoes with metal plates on the toes and heels.

CONTEMPORARY

Ages 11-adult

A style of innovative and interpretive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Emphasis is on the use of gravity, breath, contraction and release, and fall and recovery.

BALLET

Ages 7-adult

Formalized movement emphasizing gracefulness, agility, lightness, and long lines. The foundation is based on turnout of the legs and positions of the feet, arms, head, and body.

  • Red: 1st year of formal study

  • Yellow: 2nd year of formal study

  • Green: 3rd year of formal study

  • Blue: 4th year of formal study

  • Teen/Adult: Beginning and continuing level of study

  • Prepointe: Prepares for pointe work

  • Intermediate I: Comprehensive
    technique class

  • Beginning Pointe: 1st year of pointe;
    taken with Intermediate I

  • Intermediate II: Technique & pointe

  • Variations: Dance variations on pointe

  • Advanced: Technique and pointe

  • Cecchetti: Ages 10-adult
    Ballet class syllabus based on Enrico Cecchetti

MOVEMENT IMPROV

STRETCH & CONDITIONING

Ages 9-adult

Teaches the elements and concepts of dance through the use of structured and improvised exercises.  These tools guide dancers in the creative process that leads to the creation of movement and choreography.

Ages 11-adult

Stretching and strengthening exercises that complement a dancers training so they can meet the demands of different dance genres. Dancers will have an increased understanding of anatomy and alignment while gaining flexibility and strengthening their entire body.

GROWNUP&ME

Ages 2-5 yrs

Children with an adult explore movement games with energetic music and props to reinforce dance vocabulary, body articulation, movement choices, color recognition, and so much more.

CHARACTER 

Level I-Green Ballet and any new students to Character

            Dance

Level II-Blue Ballet through Intermediate Ballet 

Blending of classical ballet and multicultural folk dance

TEEN/ADULT

Ballet and tap offered for teens and adults.

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