Class Descriptions & Registration
PRE-BALLET – Light Blue Leotard
Creative movement and pre-ballet for Preschool aged children. This class focuses on listening to music, rhythm, coordination, and beginning ballet movements.
BALLET 1 – Light Pink Leotard
This is the first year of an hour long ballet class. Students may have had pre-ballet. This begins the discipline of barre exercise and proper classical technique.
BALLET 2 – Sea foam Green Leotard
For students who have a basic understanding of the structure of a ballet class. Students often remain at this level for several years while learning fundamentals of classical ballet.
BALLET 3 – Navy Blue Leotard
Students begin working on positions of ecarté, efface and croisé. Exercises will strengthen turn out and balance. New skills such as pirouettes and petite allegro will be introduced. Students remain at this level for several years.
BALLET 4 – Burgundy Leotard
Students at this level must take two Ballet 4 classes per week. Students work on turns, adagios and grand allegros. They will begin pre-pointe exercises, start pointe at the barre later in the season at the instructor’s discretion. Students may remain at this level for a few years gaining strength and skills.
BALLET 5 – Black Leotard
The advanced students will work on pointe both at the barre and in center. They will do increasingly difficult center work and precise classical technique. Students should be taking a minimum of three classes per week.
ADULT & TEEN BALLET- beginner/int.
Adults & Teens of all levels are welcome to this class. The level of class changes with those enrolled but is generally a beginner ballet class. Ideal for those who have an interest in ballet, a desire for a gentle form of exercise, improve flexibility, posture, and grace. We recommend black leotard and pink tights for attire, but do not enforce a strict dress code for this class.
BALLET FOR EXERCISE & ATHLETES (6 week session: October 17 – November 21)
A new class that is aimed at adults and older teens who are already physically active, or want to start physical activity. This class will use ballet, Pilates, and stretching exercises to help students improve flexibility, balance, alignment, and overall strength. Students will additionally learn how to isolate muscles and joints, utilize underused and smaller muscles, and examine how not to overuse the larger muscles of the body. This course will include personal corrections offered by the instructor, to assist in reducing the risk of injury. The preferences and goals of the students attending will be taken into account for the format of the class.
Our annual Spring Student Recital is held on in June 2017 at the Schneider Theater. Participation is not mandatory, however it is encouraged. Students need to commit to perform by February 2017. The costume fee usually runs between $40 – $50. Information is distributed in the spring.