ages 13 - 18, 60 minutes
This is a beginning level class for teenagers. The class includes a combination of Ballet 1 and 2 steps
and technique. The goal for dancers in this class is to develop the skills needed to join Ballet 3. As such, dancers work towards:
* mastery of the steps and ballet vocabulary for Ballet 1 and 2
* ability to memorize class exercises
* applying corrections to their dancing
* correct use of turn out and arm placement
* good work ethic
* counting music and matching steps to the music
* developing a sense of spacing in relation to fellow dancers
This class participates in the spring recital when possible.
ages 16+, 60 minutes
This is a beginning to intermediate level class for adult dancers. The class combines steps and patterns from the Ballet 1 and 2 technique classes. As adults, all dancers create their own goals for the class based on what they are hoping to gain from it (increased flexibility and balance, exercise, an understanding of the art of ballet, or the ability to move into higher level classes). As the year progresses, the class is tailored to the registered dancers. This can mean, for example, that Ballet 3 or 4 patterns may be introduced, more time may be spent on stretching, or that the class learns a dance to perform in the spring recital.
Dancers who have successfully mastered the technique and patterns of Teen or Adult Ballet are invited to join the studio's technique classes for Ballet 4 and higher. Once a dancer starts the general technique classes, they will follow the same requirements for goals and mastery as the other technique students. Dancers who have followed the technique class progression through high school graduation and wish to remain at the studio may continue with the progression they are already on, or switch to Adult Ballet based on their personal goals. All teen and adult dancers who choose to take technique classes are required to follow the general studio dress code.
Dancers with a large amount of ballet experience who want to join Ballet 4 or higher without taking Teen or Adult Ballet should set up a day to try out classes at the studio to find the best fit.
This program is for Adult dancers with busy schedules that don't permit them to commit to a full trimester of classes. Dancers in the Open Ballet program pay $15 per class they attend and may choose from any of the Ballet 4 or higher classes, as well as Adult Ballet. Please register with the studio as an Open Ballet student and wait for confirmation before attending class the first time. Open Ballet students do not participate in the spring recital.
Adult dancers with at least two years of previous experience in Teen or Adult Ballet or higher may enroll in the studio's pointe program with instructor approval. These classes are also open to dancers in the Open Ballet program who have previous pointe experience and instructor approval.