Ballet

Creative Movement

Recommended for ages 3 to 4
Class duration is 45 minutes, once a week.

An introduction to the expressive and joyful world of dance, this class develops self-expression, coordination, basic rhythm, and listening skills. Musical instruments, basic ballet exercises and movement, along with age-appropriate activities and games engage the student’s attention and imagination.

Ballet Fundamentals I

Recommended for ages 7 to 8
Class duration is 1 hour, once a week.

Ballet Fundamentals I begins to introduce ballet technique. While continuing the basics and becoming comfortable with ballet exercises, students will begin to learn simple jumps and combinations. Coordination and correct posture are emphasized.

Ballet Fundamentals II

Recommended for ages 8 to 9
Class duration is 1 hour, once a week.

Ballet Fundamentals II builds on the work done in Ballet Fundamentals I. The basic techniques and steps learned previously are expanded on, while introducing balances and turns. Self-confidence on stage, attention to correction, and increased familiarity with classical ballets and music are all encouraged. Correct stretching is emphasized, teaching students to be able to safely stretch and warm up independently.

Ballet I

Recommended for ages 10 to 12
Class duration is 1 hour, twice a week.

Ballet I builds on the groundwork laid in the Ballet Fundamentals classes. Students work toward perfecting basic steps. Longer combinations, and more difficult turns and jumps are introduced. Confidence and the enjoyment of dance as an art form are encouraged.

Ballet II

Recommended for ages 12 to 14
Class duration is 1½ hour, twice a week.

In Ballet II, students continue to practice and perfect their basic and intermediate skills. With the permission of Miss Gail, students may begin to work on pointe.

Ballet III

Recommended for ages 14 to 16
Class duration is 1½ to 2 hours, two to three times a week.

In Ballet III, students become more comfortable dancing on pointe. Confidence and discipline are emphasized, and dancers learn more about coordinating with each other.

Students continue to practice good technique, improving steps and combinations. Classical ballet variations are also introduced.

Ballet IV

Recommended for ages 16 and up
Class duration is 1½ to 2 hours, two to four times a week.

Ballet IV builds on all the skills perfected in previous classes. Students learn classical ballet variations and ensemble pieces. Independent stretching continues and students are encouraged to discuss their artist ideas as well as develop artistic expression as they dance.

Adult Ballet

Whether you are a beginner, advanced, or relearning your steps, this is a great class for curious adults. This class focuses on stretching, musicality, and ballet work. It emphasizes working at individual paces and finding the joy in dance.

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En Pointe Danse
516 East Washington St.
(In the Gallery)
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Contact Us

Phone:
440-247-5747
Email:
msgail.enpointedanse@gmail.com

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