BALLET- ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13 & up

*Slow Moving

Ballet is the foundation of all the other dance genres. We strongly suggest accompanying all other classes with a performing or non-performing ballet class. The instructor reviews all basics introduced in combo level classes. We spend a lot of time focusing on barre work and strengthening the lower body as well as an emphasis on vocabulary and placement. As the levels ascend, we add adagio, allegro, across the floor combos, more vocabulary, facings, and offer a pointe class for those who are truly serious about Ballet. We also incorporate foot exercises with a theraband, tennis ball, and stabilization/balance increments are added to strengthen and stretch out the feet. 1-2 assistants in each class. Levels are categorized by age for your convenience. Ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13 & up. 1 hour class. Performs in the recital. Pink ballet shoes required.

Black leotard and pink tights only. No skirts.

POINTE – teacher recommendation only

*Slow Moving

You must get properly fitted for your shoes when participating in this class. We will start each dancer out with ballet shoes first until they build the proper strength needed to dance on pointe shoes. Only dancers recommended by the teacher can take this class.

LEGWORKS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

* Slow moving      ** Moderate pace     *** Fast pace

Each class will be measured by a star system of 1-3 stars. This is to provide you with a better understanding of what kind of pace each class moves in. Some children may desire a slow moving class while others prefer a more physical and high energy class.

At Legworks class placement is very important. Each level provides a stepping stone used to build a foundation of necessary fundamentals, crucial in dance training. We place our dancers according to ability first and foremost. We feel strongly about giving children the chance to excel at their own individual pace. However, if you are new to our studio, we will place a child according to age first, and advance them as needed. Typically, each child spends two years in each age level before graduating to the next level. We lengthen the curriculum to advance over a two year span. Legworks has developed a set curriculum based on our 36 years of expertise in dance training and is reviewed and updated every season. Our curriculum is genre and level specific. This step by step process will allow each child to be successful in their abilities to learn dance.

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