An essential class for all dancers and gymnasts. Terminology, proper body alignment and turnout are stressed. Classes begin with barre exercises designed to strengthen the muscles of the feet, legs and back. The exercises increase flexibility of ligaments (especially at the hip), to attain balance and control, to stabilize the turnout; and gain speed in the feet and lightness in the legs. The mechanics of technique taught at the barre are brought into center floor and used in dance combinations. The fundamentals of Ballet are the basis for almost all other dance types.
Ballet is taught at all levels starting with our early childhood program then progressing through upper levels and eventually Pointe’, technique class, partnering, & jumps and turns.
*Recommended for all students.*
(*Required for anyone in Gym 3 and above.)