Spring 2021 Class Descriptions
BALLET 1 w/ Mercedes
This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. It is recommended that students have taken Mini Movers Ballet but it is not required.
BALLET 2 A/B w/ Mercedes
For children looking to enjoy the art of Ballet. We will work on glissade, sous-sus, echape jumps to second and back to fifth, pas de chat, pique turns, chaines, saute in first arabesque position, changement en tournant, promenade in first arabesque, turn from fifth position, bourree, pas de bourree and other Dancers should arrive to class on time with their hair up in a tight bun (or a pulled neatly back if hair is short). Dancers should wear black leotard, black or pink tights and pink ballet slippers.
BALLET 3 A/B w/ Jenny
For dancers ready to explore the intricacies of Ballet technique and the artistry of Ballet. This class will work at a faster pace than the previous level and dancer etiquette is required at the highest level. We will work more on glissade, sous-sus, echappe jumps to second and back to fifth, entrechat-quatre, pas de chat, pas de bouree en tournament, sissonne, sauté in first arabesque position, transition steps, promenade in first arabesque, turn from fifth position, bourrée, arm movements through low first to middle and up high, plus an understanding of first, second and third arabesque arm lines, waltz en tournament. Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers, hair up in a tight bun (or a ponytail if hair is short). Boys should wear a white shirt, black leggings, and black ballet slippers. If a dancer does not follow the dress code they will not be able to participate in class time.
BALLET 4 A/B w/ Jenny
Emphasis will be placed on strengthening the center of the body in preparation for beginning pointe work. Class exercises will be practiced with performance skills in mind at all times. Dancers must have a strong knowledge of Ballet vocabulary, technique, and placement. Combinations will be learned quickly and executed at performance levels. Selected students will begin pointe work at the recommendation of the instructor. Students are expected to take all classes at their level. Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers, hair up in a tight bun (or a ponytail if hair is short). Boys should wear a white shirt, black leggings, and black ballet slippers. If a dancer does not follow the dress code they will not be able to participate in class time.
POINTE 3/4 A/B w/ Jenny
*Enrollment in this class is subject to instructor’s approval
Requirements for Pointe:
- Consecutively taking Ballet for 3 years
- Has taken Pre Pointe
- Takes Ballet seriously
Ballet Technique 3/4 A/B w/ Mercedes