Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Students will study basic Classical Ballet technique with an emphasis on musicality and coordination. Beginning ballet lays the groundwork with proper alignment, an understanding of the turnout that defines ballet and the fundamental movements known as steps, which are ballet's vocabulary. As the level advances, ballet class is divided into barre and center exercises, or combinations, which begin with the support of the barre and are continued in the center of the classroom - free of support and moving across the floor. The barre and center work will be utilized to enhance development of strength and coordination. Students will learn the names, meanings and precise technique of each movement they are being taught. Dancers will learn ballet etiquette in a disciplined yet nurturing environment.
Pre-Professional Ballet Program
The Pre-Professional Ballet Program is by invitation only. This program is for the dedicated and committed ballet student. This class meets two times a week and one Saturday a month.
Ballet Ages 5 and up
Blue leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. No tanks or sports bras over or under your leotards. Hair should be in a bun and pulled back off of the face, no bangs or whispies. Please tie the pink elastic in a knot and cut excess elastic from the ballet shoe. Please note that your instructors will cut the elastic from the shoe if it has not been completed.
Teen/Intermediate Ballet, &
Pre-Professional Ballet Programs
Black leotard, pink tights, pink elastic waistband and pink ballet shoes-no skirts. No tanks or sports bras over or under your leotards. Hair should be in a slick secure ballet bun, no bangs or whispies. Pink elastic waistbands are available for purchase in the office.
For the following classes, emjaez tank tops are permitted but must be form-fitting. Show shirts must follow color code and be form-fitting to be worn in class.