Beginning students focus on the basic elements of classical ballet including body awareness and proper body placement, flexibility and strength, memorization and execution of simple combinations, the introduction of terminology, musicality, classroom etiquette and overall appreciation for dance.
Intermediate and advanced students expand upon these building blocks, focusing more intently on alignment and muscle control, muscle development and toning, technique, style and execution and familiarity with various styles that exist in today's dance world. Combinations become more complex and advanced turns and petite and grand allegro are emphasized.
Additional Elements of Class Work:
- Following instruction
- Participating in groups
- Setting and achieving goals
- Developing cognitive function & motor skills
- Developing discipline, determination and perseverance