Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides the grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.
Combination Classes (ages 3-5): This is an introductory class containing ballet/tap and creative movement. This is a one hour class, 30 minutes ballet/30 minutes tap. Young dancers will learn the basic ballet and tap steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance all while introducing basic ballet and tap technique.
level I: For beginner dancers ready to learn the basics of ballet (recommended for ages 6+). Students will build off of the five positions, master plié variations and tendus, among other level-appropriate skills. Dancers will use both barre and centre floor. Dancers will work to master level I curriculum to move on to level II with the instructor’s recommendation.
level II: This class will take the skills learned in level I and build upon them to strengthen the dancer's precision and ability. Students will advance on to more difficult skills and utilize both barre and centre floor work to improve their technique. Dancers must show proficiency and receive recommendation to progress to this level. Level II Ballet students train a minimum of two hours per week, Monday & Thursday.
level III: For advanced ballet dancers looking to challenge their previous knowledge and training. Students will learn more difficult combinations and skills, while developing finesse and classic style. Dancers must master all level I and II skills and technique to enroll in this level with instructor’s recommendation. Level III Ballet students train a minimum of three hours per week, Monday & Thursday.
3, 4, and 5 year old Ballet- Pink leotard (skirts optional), pink tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes.
1st grade and Up- Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black lace up tap shoes.
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All classes will perform in the year end recital at West Forsyth High School.