*Competitive Ballet Classes are available by audition only for ages 7 and Up.
The foundation of all dance forms, ballet helps to build a strong base, clean technique and proper alignment, and is accompanied by classical music. Russian technique, also known as Vaganova, is a very expressive style of ballet. Focusing on upper body work and emphasizing musicality, dancers are encouraged to emote and perform through syllabus work.
Students will learn and perform a dance in the year end recital. Ages 3 & up.
The Cecchetti method of ballet is a style of classical, theatrical dance based on the teachings of the great Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). Graded examinations are scheduled, and qualified examiners are provided for students across Canada. The purpose of these examinations is to give teachers and students specific goals to work toward and to maintain standards of development consistent with international standards. The Cecchetti ballet class tuition is higher to cover the costs of the live pianist each week in class, along with extra classes and rehearsals which are mandatory for students.
Exams are optional. No choreography will be set in this class. Ages 9 & up.
DANCERS WILL EXAMINE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TEACHER, STUDENTS ASKED TO TAKE THEIR EXAM DO NOT HAVE TO ENTER. DANCERS ARE WELCOME TO TAKE THESE CLASSES FOR TECHNIQUE PURPOSES WITHOUT EVER ENTERING AN EXAM.
Pointe is the study of ballet while wearing blocked satin shoes that allow the dancer to raise the body onto the tips of the toes. Dancers must have previous as well as ongoing ballet training.
With the exception of Beginner Pointe class, students will learn and perform a dance in the year end recital. By assessment only, ages 12 & up.
FOR SAFETY REASONS DANCERS WILL BE PLACED ACCORDING TO ABILITY NOT AGE.
PRE PROFESSIONAL HALF DAY BALLET PROGRAM
Designed for dancers ages 13-17 who want to take their love for dance to the next level, while training with like minded students. Work at a pre professional level with a different highly qualified ballet instructor each day. This advanced half day program is for teens seriously considering a professional dance career. Students train four afternoons a week, totaling 12 hours weekly of technique classes.
By audition only, ages 13 & up.