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CLASSICAL BALLET

 

CLASSICAL BALLET 

 

                                                                                                                                    PHOTO BY REX KEEP

 

PRE BALLET I - Offered one day per week for students age 3-5 years.                                                                                                        

Full year class: Thursdays at 10:30-11:30am (1 or 2 hrs/week)

Spring session (Jan-May): Tuesdays at 9-10am

In Pre Ballet I, the students will learn basic ballet vocabulary and steps by using props and imaginary games in a fun and structured environment. Students focus on legs and feet, fingers and hands in addition to facial expressions. They will also learn spacial awareness and class formations.

Class Attire:

Girls: white color short-sleeve or camisole leotard with white color crepe skirt, white socks and pink ballet slippers. Hair in a bun or two pigtail buns.

Boys: black shorts, white tank top/short-sleeve shirt, black socks and ballet slippers.

 

PRE BALLET II - Offered one day per week for students age 5-6 & 6-7 years.

Mondays at 4:00-5:00pm: 5-6 years (1hr/week)

Thursdays at 4:00-5:00pm: 6-7 years (1hr/week)

In Pre Ballet II, the students will continue to learn basic ballet vocabulary and steps by using props and imaginary games in a fun and structured environment.  Students will add a greater focus on arms and head placement, jumps and leaps. Spacial awareness and class formations are still important aspects of the class curriculum at this age.

Class Attire:

Girls: dark purple color camisole or tank leotard with purple color crepe skirt, footless pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair in a bun or two pigtail buns.

Boys: black shorts, white tank top/short-sleeve shirt, black socks and ballet slippers.

 

  

                                                                                                                              PHOTO BY REX KEEP  

 

GRADE 1 BALLET - Runs two days per week for students age 7-8 years.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:10-6:10pm: 7-8years (2hrs/week)

In Grade 1 Ballet there will be increased class structure. The students will focus on legs and arms, and work on transfer of weight, gallops, springs and Step hops.  The students will continue to learn basic ballet vocabulary and steps by using props and imaginary games.

Class Attire:

Girls: royal color camisole or tank leotard with royal color crepe skirt, footless pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in a bun.

Boys: black shorts, white tank top/short-sleeve shirt, black socks and ballet slippers.

 

GRADE 2 BALLET - Runs two days per week for students age 7-9 years.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00-5:00pm (2hrs/week)

In Grade 2 Ballet the students will start spending more time at the barre. They will continue to learn basic steps and vocabulary in a creative environment, using several props, although with more structure and a higher focus on proper alignment and technique.

Class Attire:

Girls: teal color camisole or tank leotard with an elastic waist band, pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in a bun.

Boys: black shorts, white tank top/short-sleeve shirt, black socks and ballet slippers.

 

 

                                                                                                                                    PHOTO BY REX KEEP

 

GRADE 3 BALLET - Runs two days per week for students age 9-11 years.  

Mondays and Wednesdays at 4-5pm (2hrs/week)

In Grade 3 Ballet the students will add more steps and ballet terminology to their curriculum. They will increase their time at the barre, and start working on turns and leaps in the center. 

Class Attire:

Girls: mulberry (dark pink/cerise) color camisole or tank leotard with an elastic waist band, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in a bun. 

Boys: black shorts, white tank top/short-sleeve shirt, black socks and ballet slippers.

 

PHOTO BY ANTHONY THORNTON

 

GRADE 4/5 BALLET & POINTE - Runs three days per week for students age 11-14 years.  

Tuesdays and Thursdays  at 5:05-6:20pm and Fridays at 5:05-6:05pm (3.5hrs/week)

In Grade 4/5 Ballet the students will spend more time at the barre, and advance in steps and ballet terminology. The students will begin their dance study, learning short dances with specific steps to be performed and memorized. This class runs three times per week, and includes pointe work on Thursdays and Fridays.

Class Attire:

Girls: navy or black color tank or camisole leotard, pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. Pointe shoes with elastics and ribbons. Hair must be in a bun.

Boys: men's black spandex, white short-sleeve shirt, black socks and black ballet slippers.

 

OPEN BALLET - Offered one day per week for students age 13-18 years. 

Tuesdays at 5:05-6:20pm (1.25hr/week)

In Open Ballet the students will spend 20-30 minutes at the barre,  learning basic ballet technique and terminology. The majority of class will be spent in the center, moving across the floor, focusing on steps, turns, jumps and leaps. The students will learn correct head and arm placement.  

Class Attire:

Girls: navy or black tank or camisole leotard, black leggings or pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in a bun. 

Boys: men's black spandex, tank or short-sleeve shirt, socks and/or ballet slippers.

 

ADVANCED BALLET - Runs three days per week for our most advanced ballet students age 13-18 years. Placement by teacher!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:25-7:55pm, (4.5hrs/week)

Advanced Ballet is the highest level of Ballet class currently offered at the studio. This class is for students who wish to achieve a high level of technical and artistic ability in ballet. The level is technically demanding and comprises Classical ballet and Pointe Work. 

A solid, ballet based technique is an essential component of this advanced class, where the students sometimes work on variations; a short (2-5 minute long) solo from an older ballet ('Cinderella', 'Esmeralda', 'Sleeping Beauty' or similar).  

Class Attire:

Girls: any color and shape leotard or lycra top with leggings, spandex shorts or pink ballet tights. Pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes. Hair must be in a bun.

Boys: men's black spandex, white short-sleeve shirt, black socks and ballet slippers.