Ballet classes are taught for levels I-VI and pre-intermediate through advanced. Students in levels I-VI build a foundation in classical technique and instruction in basic dance terminology. Classes above level VI build upon more advanced techniques, choreography, strength, musicality, and artistry. Students of all levels are encouraged to take part in performances.
Children's ballet classes include Mommy & Me and Kinder Ballet, both designed for children under the age of 5. Mommy & Me is a special class in which both parent and child attend. Young dancers learn ballet class fundamentals: basic positions and postures, getting accustomed to proper classroom etiquette, learning through a reflection in the mirror, and open expression play/performance.
Our adult ballet classes are a fun, unique, and creative way to stay fit and explore or further your love of dance. These classes are designed for both beginners and advanced dancers and are held on a "drop-in" basis to fit with busy schedules. Adult dancers are given the opportunity to participate in performances as well.
We offer beginning to advanced instruction in modern, hip hop, jazz, and tap. Stressing versatility and improvisation, students learn techniques characteristic of each dance style and work in collaboration with instructors to create pieces of choreography. Dancers are invited to perform in the annual Spring Showcase.
Classical Ballet students in the intermediate to advanced levels are invited to take pointe classes at the discretion of the instructors. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations.
Advanced level classical Ballet students are invited to take Pas de deux, ballet with a partner danced en pointe, at the discretion of the instructors. Pas de deux students become familar dancing with another person, and focuses on turns, lifts, and artistry.