Thursday 4:00 to 4:50 pm. This exploratory level is the foundation for the child’s future development of more advanced dance skills. The young dancers learn to cultivate graceful lines and develop musical sensitivity. It’s fun getting to act roles and stretch the imagination using various images.
Beginner I Wednesday 5:00 to 5:50 pm Beginner II Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 to 6:15 pm Students are taught in the classical Russian tradition. They learn basic elements of ballet technique with never ending attention to body alignment and balance. Short choreographic works are introduced.
Monday & Friday 5:00 to 6:30 pm Wednesday 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The training involves the whole body, in particular the flexibility of the upper back and turn out from the hip join. As the students gain strength, pointe work is introduced. Character dance and ballet history are added into the curriculum. Students join the LB Trainee Performing Company.
Monday & Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 pm Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 Technique classes are followed by stretching. The choreographic combinations increase in speed and complexity. The performing repertoire contains many world classics such as Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Paquita, Cinderella, Coppelia as well as original new works created by Venti Petrov and Svetlana Caton: Twinkle, Eight Twenty, Holy Cow it’s Ballet!, Domino, Trials of Tamara, Snowmaiden, Hansel and Gretel, Alice’s Adventures and much more… At this level, all dancers are on pointe.
Open Classes for teens and adults
Tuesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The open classes are ideal for the individual (ages 11 to adult) who has taken Theater Dance, Gymnastics, Skating or for someone who is returning after a long interruption. These classes can benefit anyone who wishes to gain strength and grace or simply become a better dancer.