Ballet

 

Creative Movement


(Ages 2 1/2 – 5) is a joyful way for children to build self-confidence and to increase body awareness. Students develop motor skills and build self-control. Furthermore, the dancers develop muscle strength, flexibility, posture, balance and coordination. We incorporate the principles of the Brain-Compatible Dance Education and the Brain Dance after Anne Green Gilbert recommended by the National Dance Association. Enrollment is open for all children between ages two and a half and five with or without prior experience.

Dress Code: Light pink leotard,light  pink tights, light pink skirt (please no tutus), pink ballet slippers.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

Pre-Ballet (Level 1)


(Ages 5 & 6) builds on skills taught in Creative Movement but experience in any form of dance is not required at this level.

Dress Code: Light pink leotard, light pink tights, light pink skirt (not attached to the leotard), pink ballet slippers.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

Basic Ballet (Level 2 A & B)


(Ages 6 & 7 ) continues with the basics of ballet at the barre and in the center.

Dress Code: Burgundy tank leotard , light pink tights, light pink skirt, pink ballet slippers.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

Ballet (Level 3 A & B)


(Ages 8 & Up) introduces the student to the traditional ballet technique class, including barre, center, stretching and European folk dances.

Dress Code: Peacock camisole leotard, pink tights,light pink skirt, pink ballet slippers.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

DANCE PROGRAM – PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET TRAINING


 

by Invitation/audition only

Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes are offered only for the advanced ballet dancer in combination with regular ballet classes to complete the classical achievement.

 

Ballet (Level 4 with Pre-Pointe & Character)

(Ages 9 & Up) continues to build up a strong technical foundation, overall body strength, and focuses on placement, alignment, and turnout. In addition, the student is introduced to character dance, anatomy, and history of dance.

Dress Code: Lavender camisole leotard, pink tights, wrap skirt, pink ballet slippers, hip alignment belt, black character shoes, black character skirt.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

Ballet (Level 5 with Pointe & Character)


(Ages 10 & Up) Besides continuing to work on the fluidity of the movements, balance and combinations with petit adagio and petit allegro. Pointe work is now introduced to the dancers who are ready. The student is required to take two classes per week. Character dance, anatomy, and history of dance continues to be a part of the curriculum.

Dress Code: Black camisole leotard, pink tights, wrap skirt, hip alignment belt, pink ballet slippers, black character shoes, black character skirt,  pink pointe shoes.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

 Pre-Professional Ballet (Level 6 with Pointe & Character)


(Ages 12 & Up) (advanced students only, by invitation or audition) Students attend ballet classes up to five times per week. (Classes include Level 5 and adult ballet). This level challenges the student with more complex combination at the barre and in the center. Petit and grand adagio, petit and grand allegro, pirouettes, leaps, jumps and pointe work are essential parts of this level. An occasional turns & leaps class as well as pas de deux (if available) will be added. Preparation for ballet competition and summer intensives is offered for the individual student who shows talent and dedication.

Dress Code: Camisole leotard, pink tights, wrap skirt, hip alignment belt, pink ballet slippers, black character shoes, black character skirt, pink pointe shoes.

 

Students will be allowed in Level 6 ONLY when they have the appropriate level of technique.

Students in all dance classes are required to pull their hair out of their faces.

No jewelry and no gum in class.

Boys Dress Code for ballet: White T-shirt, Black Leggings, White Socks, Black Ballet Slippers, Character Shoes in appropriate level.

All dance wear is available for purchase at our school.

NOTE: Scheduling and cancellation of classes is at the discretion of SSPA.

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