Adult Open Division – Choosing a Class

Introduction to Ballet 1 – Have you always dreamt of learning ballet?  It’s not too late. Intro to Ballet is recommended for students with little or no previous dance experience. Learn the basic elements of ballet broken down into simple exercises that ensure the development of proper technique.  Enjoy your newly developed posture, presence, and strength. No experience needed.

Introduction to Ballet 2 – Are you ready for more of a challenge? Intro to Ballet 2 is recommended for students looking to continue to increase their knowledge of the basic elements of ballet and begin to use those steps in simple combinations. One year of Intro to Ballet experience recommended.

Beginning Technique – Beginning ballet is recommended for students with at least two years of ballet study who are interested in deepening their understanding of technique.  Explore new movement vocabulary while reinforcing your basics. Combine basic steps into more complex combinations that develop your grace, strength, and artistry.  Students are invited to join the annual spring performance each May.

Beginning Pointe – Whether developing your pointe technique or making your dream of dancing on your toes come true, this class is a supplement to other ballet classes. Recommended for dancers with four or more years of ballet training (and by teacher recommendation). Dancers are strongly encouraged to take the prior ballet class in order to be sufficiently warmed up for pointe.

Beginning/Intermediate Technique – Beginning/Intermediate ballet classes expand your movement vocabulary, reinforce proper alignment and increase strength and stamina as you develop an understanding of musicality and artistry. Recommended for students with three (or more) years of ballet experience. Students are invited to join the annual spring performance each May.

Beginning/Intermediate Pointe – Recommended for dancers with four or more years of ballet training (and by teacher recommendation) and at least one year on pointe. Dancers are encouraged to take the prior ballet class in order to be sufficiently warmed up for pointe.

Intermediate Technique – Intermediate ballet dancers are challenged to further continue develop musicality, strength, and technique while experiencing the artistry of live musical accompaniment.  Recommended for students with at least four years of ballet training. Students are invited to join the annual spring performance each May.

Advanced Technique – Experience world-class instruction and live musical accompaniment, in challenging ballet classes recommended for advanced students or professionals.  Students are invited to join the annual spring performance each May.

Pas de Deux – Expand your ballet vocabulary by learning elements of male/female partnering from classical ballet. This class is open to female students who have been en pointe for one or more years. Men can be complete beginners. Dancers are encouraged to take the prior ballet class in order to be sufficiently warmed up.

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