Elementary ballet extends the self-awareness and technical vocabulary learned during Primary Ballet 1 and 2. During Elementary ballet instruction, children transition to a more structured class environment where they are introduced to an increased level of formal instruction consisting of barre and centre work.- 75 minutes, 3 times per week (3.45 hours).
Intermediate Advanced Ballet is for students showing the ability and dedication for more intense training in classical ballet. The program provides a specialized training environment. For girls, it includes a unique and specialized technique, pointe. Pointe work allows female students to explore this extension of ballet. Pointe work demands a specific physical strength and flexibility in the structure of the student’s foot, as well as overall strength in ballet technique. A high level of commitment is required from students and attendance is extremely important.- 1.5 hours, 2 times per week and 2 hours, 2 times per week (7 hours).
A rich, diverse, and unique movement form that supports individual expression while developing a solid technical base. Classes focus on alignment, kinetic awareness and placement of the body, encouraging freedom of movement, coordination, and inner creativity. Skills of improvisation, partnering work, and creative process are developed in these classes.- 1 hour per week.
Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire and used in many of the great classic ballets such as Swan Lake and Don Quixote. The class includes a series of advanced Character barre and centre exercises that are dynamic and expressive. Dances include folk traditions from many countries and nationalities incorporating a broad range of technical learning and expertise.Character Dance is being offered for the Primary 1 and 2, Elementary, Intermediate and Intermediate Advanced levels.- 1 hour per week or 1,5 hour for Intermediate Advanced.
ADULT CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE