CLASSES OFFERED BY BALLET ARTS SCHOOL OF DANCE
Rhythmically complex and syncopated movements with the use of body isolations such as head, shoulders, ribs, and hips.
Ages 3-4 yrs
Dancers will explore and express themselves through movement while gaining balance, coordination, and spatial awareness.
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.
Creating percussive rhythms with your feet using shoes with metal plates on the toes and heels.
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.
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
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
STRETCH & CONDITIONING
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.
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.
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.
Level I-Green Ballet and any new students to Character
Level II-Blue Ballet through Intermediate Ballet
Blending of classical ballet and multicultural folk dance
Ballet and tap offered at beginning and continuing levels.