Kiddie Ballethnicize Pre-Ballet (Ages 3 & up) develops basic motor movement and coordination skills. They will learn fundamental music concepts as they relate to dance and the use of props, songs, and games in a structured but fun environment.
Level VI (beginners ages 5 through 7 years old) Students will learn skips, jumps, chase’s leaps, basic port de bras, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions, ballet walks. They will learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap through movement with an emphasis on motor skills.
Level V (same as level VI except for the introduction of ballet positions) Concentration on 1st thru 5th positions, tendus, glissades, temps lie, sautes, jetes, and the introduction of pas de bourrees, ¼ pirouettes, and piques.
Level IV Students progress to level IV after demonstrating the knowledge of the above. In this level students will learn basic barre, which includes plie, tendu degage, rond de jamb, frappe, developpe, battements and will be introduced to center floor exercises, adagio, and some petit allegro. Level IV is also an introduction to pirouettes, 8 positions of the body, pas de bourree.
Level III A greater concentration on center floor exercises, double pirouettes, advanced barre exercises. Introduction to petit allegro, adagio, concentrating on memory; students will learn longer combinations.( pre- pointe)
Level II Students (girls) will begin pre pointe class upon receiving an invitation. Level II is a continuation of level III with more concentration on center exercises and across the floor combinations. Students will be introduced to performance skills.
Level I Same as above, except students will execute movements with performance level technique, demonstrating the ability to perform as a group / corps and prepares students to move into pre-professional level.
Teen/Pre-Teen Ballet Beginning/Intermediate level for teens and pre-teens incorporating skills from levels I, II, and III. This class stresses the fundamentals and basics of classical ballet (i.e., correct body alignment, basic barre exercises, 8 body positions, and center work).
Level A&B Training Program. This level provides a more professional study of dance for those who, because of their talent and potential, require an advanced level of instruction. They will develop the skills necessary to become professional dancers. Increased performance opportunities are available in this level, and admittance is by audition only. Level A is for the most advanced students.
Adult Level This level includes African, Modern, and Ballet. These are mixed level classes that range from Beginner to Intermediate level instruction. Afro Yoga focuses on relaxation, stretch, and body toning.
Ballet Foundations is an introductory class to the basics of classical ballet, in which a student will learn the positions of the feet, arms and head. They will learn the ballet vocabulary which is in French and be able to execute beginner through advanced beginner steps at the barre and learn to move across the floor.
Ballethnicize is an adult fitness class, which has a high level of cardiovascular workout that will increase stamina and endurance. The class offers a fusion of techniques: ballet, jazz, modern and African blends.
Fusion Dance Class –Ballet/Jazz combines the technique of ballet with the isolations and fun movements of jazz dance. Students learn ballet vocabulary and movements and also learn the fundamentals of jazz dance including isolating different parts of the body. Students learn dance combinations for ballet and jazz. The class consists of all types of music from classical to popular music.
It is for a beginner to moderately trained dancer. Students will learn Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop dance. This class is geared towards students who want an opportunity to enhance their performance skills. Parents are required to acquire dancewear prior to the start of class: Solid white t-shirt, solid black leggings, black jazz shoes .
Virtual Pre-Pointe is a class taken concurrently with a regular ballet class. This class is designed to work specifically on placement of the body alignment, legs and feet in preparation for going onto pointe or sur la pointe. Exercised are designed assist students learn and discover the components of their feet and other body parts to safely learn pointe technique and the appropriate time in the development of their ballet technique.
Special Adult 6-Week Session Classes
Parent & Me is a fun class for a young child to assist with learning coordination and simple dance steps accompanied by rhythmic music. The parent or adult accompanies the child to get them accustomed to socializing with other children and adults. It is a fun outing and great opportunity for fun and exercise through dance.