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
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.
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:
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.