- To introduce more difficult adagios with changing tempo in a middle of combination and more advanced body work
- To practice turns in big poses with different beginning
- To improve pirouettes with moving on diagonal in quicker tempo and various combinations
- To start developing elevation in grand allegro
- To work on musicality and artistry.
DEPENDING ON TECHNIQUE (after reaching above goals):
- The study of jumps in various ways and the development of the ballon quality in grand allegro (bounce, springiness, elasticity of feet) will be stressed
- Complicated combinations with beating steps performed in a quick tempo
- The execution of fundamental movements is carried through with finishing touches to reach the perfection of classical dance
- Stressing the physical development of virtuosity and artistry.
• 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.
• The study of classical and contemporary solos from well known ballets
• Emphasis on advancing technical and interpretative skills
• Opportunity to express individual style and artistic ability
• 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