- Continue floor barre work (developing professional skills)
- To develop students stamina by repeating already known exercises in a quicker tempo and increasing quantity
- To learn barre exercises on demi-pointe (depending on technique), working out demi-turns and turns on one leg
- Start learning pirouette at the barre and in the center
- To execute exercises in poses
- To complicate combinations for developing coordination more
- To learn allegro with ending on one leg
- To work on expression and musicality.
DEPENDING ON TECHNIQUE (after reaching above goals):
- To develop balance
- To use demi-point during exercises at the barre and in the center
- Speed-up the exercise tempo (some exercises should be on 8th beats)
- To start using en tournant in exercises
- To learn pirouette
- To learn pirouettes with moving on diagonal
- To start learning grand allegro (simple combinations)
- Continue to develop coordination in all exercise sections, to work on expression and musicality.
• Technique for proper pointe work
• Individual evaluation of each student for the timing of wearing pointe shoes
• The feet, ankles, turnout, back and abdominal muscles must be strong enough to stand on pointe correctly without the risk of injury to the student.
• Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes
• Color coded alignment belts are assigned
• Pointe shoes must be approved by teaching staff
• For colder weather, tight fitting leg warmers are acceptable for barre work.
• Black tights, white T-shirt or tank leotard, black ballet shoes
• Enhancing muscle flexibility, strength and endurance
• Increasing awareness of the body’s potential for movement
• Injury prevention and safety for the dancer
Athletic wear or ballet class dress code