Classical Ballet

Program Overview

Ballet, especially classical ballet, puts great emphasis on the method and execution of movement. A distinctive feature of ballet is the outward rotation of the thighs from the hip. The foundation of the dance consists of five basic positions, all performed with turnout.

Beginning at an early age, dancers receive a rigorous education in their school’s method of dance. They are required to learn the names, meanings and precise techniques of each movement.

Emphasis is put on building strength mostly in the lower body (particularly the legs), and the core (also called the center or abdominals). A strong core is necessary for many movements in ballet (especially turns), and developing the flexibility and strong feet needed for dancing en pointe.

To perform the more demanding routines, a ballet dancer must appear to defy gravity while working within its constraints. Basic physics and the science of human perception provide insight into how this is accomplished. For example, during the grand jeté, the dancer may appear to hover.

The athleticism and virtuosity of modern ballet has won international recognition. Restagings of beloved ballets, as well as innovative modern dance, testify to the flexibility and vitality of the art. Dancers and choreographers constantly seek to explore new technical and dramatic frontiers.

Our Ballet Program:

At our school, we study the RAD method of ballet. Though this method, our dancers are given the opportunity to do their ballet exams. Dancers in this program are given the opportunity to perform in our annual recital held in June at Festival Hall.
Some of our numbers even go to dance competitions, such as Candace, Shine, and Breakthru! Many of our ballet numbers have received great awards at competition.

Our ballet classes start at only $55.00 per month plus HST.
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