NEW SESSION BEGINNING OCT. 11, 2023
A special 10-week series of classes that is for teens and adults who have never had a ballet class, or for those who want to review the basics before starting their studies again. This series of classes introduces the basic exercises and body positions necessary for students to feel comfortable in our Ballet IA , Ballet I/II, Ballet II class, or any regular adult/teen beginning ballet class.
We accept new students for the first 3 weeks of the class. Weeks 4 -10, new students are accepted only if they have had ballet in the past.
Mondays 6:00 - 7:15 pm Thursdays 7:35 - 8:50 p.m.
Ballet I/II helps each student create the firm foundation needed to improve and progress to the next level of study. Core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development are emphasized at the barre. Center work is focused on the basics of adagio (slow controlled combination), preparation for pirouettes, simple turns across the floor, petit allégro and grande allégro. Before advancing to Ballet III students must be able to execute these basic ballet exercises at the barre and in the center safely and correctly. Musicality is emphasized as students are exposed to a variety of both classical and contemporary composers.
Not available at this time.
We help 3-5 year-olds develop coordination, rhythm, and self-discipline as they express themselves through movement. Teaching aids include scarves, tambourines, bean bags, and hula hoops. The students: learn to listen and follow instructions; learn basic locomotor movements; learn simple dance terminology and concepts; are exposed to different types of music and rhythms; learn to wait their turn. We emphasize a non-competitive atmosphere.
Not available at this time
This is a multi-level class emphasizing traditional jazz technique. Classes include a warm-up, isolations, technique exercises, floor exercises to build abdominal strength (it’s a good idea to bring a yoga mat), movement across the floor and a dance at the end of the class. We focus on proper alignment, proper stretching techniques, musicality, turns, transition steps and body line. This is a fun class for the experienced or new teen/adult dancer.
Tuesdays 7:35 - 8:50 p.m.
This class bridges the gap between Beginning Ballet/First Position and Ballet I/II. It is a great class for those feeling a bit insecure upon returning to ballet after a prolonged absence. Body awareness, ballet posture, strength, coordination and understanding of connecting steps are emphasized.
Not available at this time.
In this class, parents can play, dance, move, and bond with their young child. Class begins in a circle where we do simple stretches and movements to music. Next is marching with scarves and bean bags, as well as playing with a parachute. Playtime is vital to child development, as it is one of the many ways they learn important cognitive and social skills.
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Thursdays 6:00 -7:30 pm
Barre and center combinations move faster, and become more complex than they were in Ballet I and II. Different rhythms are introduced. Turnout based on individual ability and strength continues to be emphasized along with posture and core strength. More types of pirouettes and jumps are learned. Proper placement is reinforced by students applying those concepts to the exercises and movements they learn. Head and arm movements are coordinated and synchronized. Memorization of steps and musicality are further developed. The historical and social context of specific ballet movements is explained.
Sundays 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Our most advanced ballet class.
Mondays 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Fridays 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Barre exercises are more complex and incorporate more combinations using reléve and balances on one leg. Center exercises are longer and require more memorization and stamina. Single, double, triple or more pirouettes and turns across the floor. Jumps are embellished with beats (batterie).
Saturdays 9:30-11:00 am (beginning)
Pointe and Pre-Pointe class may be taken by students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Students who are on pointe must take at least two additional ballet classes per week. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student’s strength and physical development. The instructor will tell adult students when they are ready to go on pointe. In the case of teens, parents will be informed as well. Pointe and Pre-Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor.
9527 Folsom Blvd., Suite E, Sacramento CA 95827 (Butterfield Plaza)