Classical Ballet is taught in the Vagonova method. Other styles
that will be discussed include Bournonville, Cecchetti, and
Classes focus on ballet technique with meticulous attention
to proper alignment, body placement, and seamless transitions:
- Level I: Ages 3-5 Focus on introducing
Ballet to the young students through basic movement set
to classical music. Children are encouraged to express their
creativity within the movements.
Level II: Ages 6-9 Focus on expanding the
vocabulary of dance. Barre and center work on the main concentrations.
Students will begin to connect steps together to dance small
combinations and begin to work on basic leaps and pirouettes.
- Level III: Ages 10-11 Focus on continued
expansion of Ballet vocabulary. Students in this level should
begin to build endurance, strength, and flexibility. Basic
Ballet steps are mastered and advanced technique is introduced.
Graceful movement is stressed and a higher level of discipline
is required. Students may be invited to join the pointe
class upon instructors recommendation.
Level IV: Ages 12+ Focus on perfection of
Ballet vocabulary. Longer barre and center combinations
are given and some students may be asked to learn classical
variations. At this level, the dancer should be considering
a professional career in dance and maintain the discipline
to attend all classes offered at this level. Pointe class
is recommended at this level.