Class Descriptions: www.cecchetti.org Primary Ballet: Ages 6-7 This class is designed to incorporate fundamental ballet concepts into a class of movement, creativity, games, and group interaction. The goal of the class is to develop a desire to learn ballet and to create friendships within a peer group. Beginning Ballet 1: Ages 8 and older (or special permission by teacher). This class begins the process of learning the craft and discipline of ballet. We follow the Cecchetti methodology of teaching ballet technique. www.cecchetti.org Beginning Ballet is equivalent to Grade 1 Cecchetti. We also explore beginning choreography concepts, to start to find their own movement voice. Beginning Ballet 2: This class is for dancers that are ready to add their second ballet class if they are enrolled in Ballet 1 or Ballet 3. It is a continuation of the Grade 1 Cecchetti syllabus. Beginning Ballet 3: This class is a unique and diverse class with multiple ages. We study advanced Grade 1 Cecchetti, Grade 2 Cecchetti, and beginning pointe work for dancers that have already completed Grade 1 and Grade 2. It offers the chance for advanced dancers to use the class for pointe and fine tuning of technique and it also offers the younger dancers an opportunity to be challenged and inspired by the older dancers. Intermediate Ballet 1 & 2: These classes are for dancers that have completed Grade 2 Cecchetti (or special permission by teacher). Intermediate Ballet 1 will focus on Cecchetti grade 3 & 4 and Intermediate Ballet 2 will focus on Cecchetti grades 4& 5. We will also incorporate pointe work into these classes for those dancers that are taking the required ballet classes. Advanced Ballet: These classes are open to all dancers that have passed their Cecchetti Grade 3 exam (or special permission by teacher). The advanced ballet classes with focus on Cecchetti levels 6 & 7. The classes will incorporate pointe work for those dancers that are taking the required amount of ballet classes. Strength and Flexibility: This class is a fun class to work out and improve flexibility for our extensions and ballet lines. It is open to all dancers ages 10 and older. Adults are also welcome! Variations: We will continue to learn repertoire from classical ballets. These variations will be performed in the winter demonstration. Open to Intermediate and Advanced dancers. Saturday Make-Up: We will have Saturday classes for those dancers that need to make-up required classes due to busy schedules. These classes will vary from Cecchetti Ballet Grades 3-7.