Classes and Registration

Schedule of Classes – Ten-Month Term 2016 – 2017

September 19  to  June 17

BALLET I Saturday       11:00  – 11:50 am

BALLET II Tuesday       5:30 to 6:30 pm Saturday    12:00 to 1:00 pm

BALLET III Monday      5:00 to 6:30 pm Thursday    5:30 to 6:30 pm (pointe) Saturday      12:00 to 1:00pm

BALLET IV Monday          5:00 to 6:30 pm Wednesday    5:30 to 6:30 pm (Character Dance) Thursday       6:30 to 6:30 pm  (Pointe) Saturday         1:15 pm to 2:45 pm

BALLET V Tuesday         6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesday   6:30 – 8:00 pm  (character) Thursday       6:30 – 8:00 pm  (Pointe) Saturday        1:15 – 2:45 pm

ADVANCED Mon                6:30 to 8:00 pm Tuesday          6:30 to 8:00 pm Wednesday    6:30 to 8:00 pm (Character Dance) Thursday        6:30 to 8:00 pm  (Pointe ) Friday              6:30 to 8:00 pm ( Repertoire or Partnering)

ADULT  INTERMEDIATE Monday        8:00 to 9:30 pm Wednesday  8:00 to 9:30 pm

ADULT BEGINNER Monday       12:30 – 1:30 pm

PRIVATE CLASSES  (by appointment) Tuesday      4:30 – 5:30 pm Thursday    4:30 – 5:30 pm

CURRICULUM and  LEVEL DESCRIPTION

Classical ballet lies on 3  principles: A) The Turn Out of the legs and hips.   B)  Elevation lightness and jumps   C) Balance  stability and clarity. It is only in accordance with these principles that flexibility and complexity of movement can increase aesthetically and safely. Between the ages of 4 and  7 children learn basic coordination and body alignment, rhythm  and dance steps in free form. Ballet technique in its purest sense is introduced at level III, when the child body  is strong enough. Generally speaking after age 7 or 8.  We encourage our students to strive for excellence and at the same time we wish to remind everyone that there is nothing more important than a sensible balance between hard work and  rest. Ballet I                        ages 4                          This program consists of basic coordination, rhythmic exercises and space awareness. Ballet II                     ages 51/2 and up    Children are introduced to ballet vocabulary.  They are also introduced to performing skills through interpretive dance and live performances. Ballet III – IV-V      ages 8 and up          The gradual progression of technical development and strength leads to the full Barre and Center.  the Pirouettes and medium Jumps (Assemblé, Jeté and Sissonne…) are practiced. Character Dance (an integral part of classical ballet) and Russian Stretch exercises are introduced. When the body is strong enough (from a technical point of view), point work is introduced at level IV. Advanced levels      ages  13  and up Students are working on a professional level. They are learning complex choreographic compositions. Character Dance and Russian Stretch class increase in difficulty. Students work on point regularly. The progression through the advanced levels can take as many years as a dance life time, gaining virtuosity and artistry. Students increase classical and contemporary repertoire in performances and practice. Partnering classes are offered.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Our aim is to ensure that all students experience dance in a fun, friendly, positive and safe environment. In order to achieve this, please take note of the following guidelines. It is of great importance that this page be read by the whole family, in assuring the wellbeing of all students in the School. We follow the traditional training; discipline and respect is our first step. Students are expected to behave in an orderly, civilized and well-mannered way and to show respect to their teachers. Students should also show respect to other students in their class. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in withdrawal from the School. THREE EASY THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  1. Students will be dressed in appropriate attire and have their hair secured properly to present a neat and elegant appearance.
  2. Students will listen carefully and follow directions as best they can.
  3. Students will respect things of others in the dressing room

CELL PHONES – ONLINE POSTINGS … Cellular Telephones must be turned off and not in view during dance classes. Cell phones must be turned off during all performances and rehearsals. No posting online any comments that is derogatory towards another person or organization.

News & Updates

  • The Little Prince and New Repertoire

    Spring 2017 TBA
  • Benefit Performance

    In support of: Long Island Against Domestic Violence 40th Year Gala October 27 at 8 pm Stonebridge Country Club Smithtown, NY

    Nutcracker 2016

    Maguire Theater in Old Westbury 7pm Saturday December 17 4pm Sunday December 18