BALLET

KINDERGARTEN + 1st grade

GRADES 2nd + 3rd

 

Tuesday 5:00 - 5:55p.m. | Grades 2nd + 3rd
Tuesday 6:00 - 6:55p.m. | Kindergarten + 1st grade
Thursday 6:00 - 6:55p.m. | Kindergarten + 1st grade

This class is for girls who adore Ballet and want a whole class of the ballerina life! Ballet is the foundation of all other dance styles. It is elegant, fluid, and athletic. Dancers will begin this class with warm-up exercises at the ballet barre, then move on to across the floor traveling steps like turns and leaps, and center floor combinations that challenge balance. Ballerinas in this class will develop poise, gracefulness, and strength. This class will focus on the Russian classical ballet training, developing proper body alignment through the carriage of the arms, the five positions of the feet, and “turnout" of the legs. Students will be taught the fascinating story of how Ballet started in the Italian Renaissance Courts and why all the Ballet words today are in French! Dancers will look into a real ballerina’s life – what she packs in her dance bag, pointe shoes, tutu costumes, and short video clips of professional ballerinas!