Mission: To use the skills of ballet and creative movement to enhance a child's personal grace, body awareness, and self esteem. To create joy through Movement, artistry,history,technique, and Athleticism.
Classes begin January 7th for ballet grades 1-5 Classes begin January 14th for primary classes
Rehearsals for peter pan begin Saturday January 5th Peter Pan rehearsal schedule posted Cecchetti exams February 7-8th, end of may, and end of june
Cecchetti conference March 16th-17th
Peter Pan Performance April 27th
Congratulations to the new Cecchetti grade 2,3,4, & 5 Ballerinas!
Tea Party Ballet: Summer Class for ages 5-7. We will combine character building and tea party etiquette with movement. We will cultivate a different character trait each week such as kindness, respect etc..that will culminate in a tea party that utilizes these traits and a performance of created and learned movement. We will also be crafting tea party favors.
Creative Ballet: These classes are designed to introduce young children to movement. We will do dance activities, games, movement stories, and some basic ballet technique. It is class for your little one to dress up and dance! Ages: 5&6 years old
Primary 1-3 plus Creative Movement:This class will focus on dance activities that explore ballet, creativity, and contemporary dance. We will work solo, with partners, trios, and small groups for building skills in dance technique and choreography. This class is a great class to build movement vocabulary and coordination. Ages: Primary 1& 2 * 7-8 years old. Primary 3 * 7-10 years old.
Ballet Grade/Levels 1-5: Teacher Approved.This class will be a traditional ballet class of barre, center, and combinations across the floor. We follow the Cecchetti methodology of ballet. These classes are designed to provide the technical building blocks that create strong, artistic, and disciplined dancers. We are working towards Cecchetti exams. These exams serve the purpose of giving the student a goal, to strive for, of mastering their ballet skills. Grade 1: Ages * 9-12 Grade 2: Ages * Upon completion of grade 1 Grade 3/4: Ages*Upon completion of grade 2 or teacher approved.
Choreography/Rehearsals: This class is designed for the grade 2 and above dancers. We will explore creating dances for the winter and spring performances. We will be working on Character sketches of Peter Pan. Teacher permission.
Non-Syllabus Ballet: This class explores the other ballet traditions besides Cecchetti. We learn different combinations with varied music to practice more spontaneous learning and dancing.
Acro: This class is a basic introduction to acro, flexibility and strength training.
Adult Ballet: For adults that have some dance experience and would like to learn more ballet and have a great workout.
Solos: Teacher Approval. This class is only open to those children that are also taking a ballet technique class. Each child will choose a song (with approval of teacher). Each dancer will choreograph a solo dance with input from the teacher and other dancers of 1 minute duration. We will have an informal recital on the last day of the session to present each dancer's piece.