Ballet Technique

  • 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.

Pointe

• 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.

Variations

• 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

Dress code

Girls:

• 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.

Men:

• Black tights, white T-shirt or tank leotard, black ballet shoes

Conditioning

• Enhancing muscle flexibility, strength and endurance
• Increasing awareness of the body’s potential for movement
• Injury prevention and safety for the dancer

Dress code

Athletic wear or ballet class dress code