2017-18 Class Schedule

 


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Classes and Schedules

 

Children’s Division

The Children’s division is an introduction to the wonder and excitement of dance, for boys and girls ages 3+. The students will develop confidence and self-esteem within an environment that encourages expressiveness and joy of movement. Dance With Me and Pre-Ballet are preludes to formal ballet instruction and introduce children to the world of classical ballet through stories, music and movement in a progression that stresses creativity and group interaction. Ballet I provide students with a structured curriculum to develop strong bodies and a passion to excel. Repetition and attention to details are emphasized while encouraging strong focus and active participation. An introduction to Character Dance is included in Ballet I classes. Dancers, ages 7+, may also take Jazz 1 (see Dance Essentials ).


Dance with Me
Ages: 3+ by 9/1
One class weekly for 6 weeks - $55.00
For children and their caregivers. A child's natural love of dancing will be enhanced through body awareness, listening skills, and rhythmic movement in a structured yet imaginative environment. Students attend one class weekly.

Girls: Pink tank dress, white ankle socks, pink leather ballet slippers.
Boys: White T-shirt, black fitted shorts, white ankle socks, black leather ballet slippers.

Thursday: 9:30-10:00


Ballet PhotoPre-Ballet
Ages: 4+ by 9/1
Attend one class weekly - $175.00
Children will develop confidence and self-esteem within an environment that encourages expressiveness and joy of movement. Through classroom activities, children learn control and coordination in their movements while enhancing their listening, cooperation and social skills in a nurturing environment. Students must be ready to participate without parental supervision.

Girls: Pink tank dress, white ankle socks, pink leather ballet slippers.
Boys: White T-shirt, black fitted shorts, white ankle socks, black leather ballet slippers.

Wednesday: 3:50-4:30

Saturday: 10:10-10:50


Ballet I
Ages: 6+ by 9/1
Attend one class weekly - $220.00
City Center Ballet dancers (ages 7+) must attend two classes weekly - use points

This class combines structured ballet training of the basic positions, terminology and coordination in a nurturing environment. Character Dancing is included. Dancers ages 7+ participating in City Center Ballet must attend twice weekly.

Girls: Light Blue tank dress, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Caramel character shoes.
Boys: White T-shirt, black fitted shorts, white ankle socks, black leather ballet slippers. Black jazz shoes.

Tuesday: 4:00-5:00 ~ 4 pts

Saturday: 9:00-10:00 ~ 4 pts



Student Division

Students must possess the determination to commit to a challenging ballet program. It is recommended that students attend two or more weekly ballet classes to retain the increased technical skills and vocabulary introduced in the Student Division. Placement is carefully determined by age, physical strength and development of each student. Students are introduced to progressively more complex levels of ballet technique, and are promoted according to their individual progress. Character Dance is included in Ballet II and III classes. The additional classes in Dance Essentials: Stretch and Conditioning, Jazz and Musical Theater Dance are recommended for students in Ballet III-V to enrich their dance education. Ballet IV and V classes include Pointe work. Attendance in Lebanon Ballet School workshops and specialty classes is also encouraged. Students are eligible to audition for roles in City Center Ballet productions.


Ballet PhotoBallet II
Ages: 8+ by 9/1
Attend one class weekly - $220.00
City Center Ballet dancers must attend two classes weekly - use points

Children with no or limited prior experience Students at this level focus on building their ballet vocabulary and combination of steps and correct body placement. Character Dancing is included. Dancers participating in City Center Ballet must attend twice weekly.

Girls: Lavender tank dress or camisole leotard, lavender pull on wrap skirt, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Caramel character shoes.
Boys: White t-shirts, black fitted shorts or black tights and black leather slippers. Black jazz shoes.

Wednesday: 5:00-6:00 ~ 4 pts

Saturday: 11:00-12:00 ~ 4 pts


Ballet III
Ages: 10+
Required: Two classes weekly
This level is for students ages 10+. Attention to correct body placement, alignment and building more strength and control of the limbs and torso. Students attend classes twice a week.

Girls: Royal camisole leotard, royal pull on wrap skirt, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers.
Boys: White t-shirts, black fitted shorts or black tights and black leather slippers. Black jazz shoes.

Tuesday: 5:00-6:15 ~ 5 pts

Thursday: 4:30-5:45 ~ 5 pts


Ballet PhotoBallet IV
Ages: 11+
Required: Two classes weekly.
Three classes weekly required for Pointe work.

This level requires permission of the staff. Three classes weekly required for Pointe work. This class necessitates a strong desire for a classical ballet education. A continuation of studies with age-appropriate curriculum for growing bodies. In addition to the ballet classes, students must attend a stretching and conditioning class weekly and have a physical and emotional maturity sufficient for pointework. Additional ballet and elective classes are recommended.


Girls: Garnet camisole leotard, garnet pull on wrap skirt, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers.
Boys: White t-shirts, black fitted shorts or black tights and black slippers.

Monday: 5:45-7:15 ~ 6 pts

Saturday: 9:30-11:00 ~ 6 pts

Friday: 5:15-7:15 ~ 8 pts


Ballet PhotoBallet V
Ages: 13+
Required: Four classes weekly plus Stretching and One elective.
Placement for this level is by audition or permission of the staff only. This level consolidates all of the basic elements of classical ballet training, with a continued emphasis on technique, coordination, stability and artistic expression.
In addition to the four ballet classes, students must attend a stretching and conditioning class and one elective weekly.

Girls: Black camisole leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers.
Boys: White t-shirts, black tights and black slippers.

Monday: 5:45-7:15 ~ 6 pts

Wednesday: 5:45-7:15 ~ 6 pts

Friday: 5:45-7:15 ~ 6 pts

Saturday: 9:30-11:00 ~ 6 pts



Dance Essentials


Musical Theater Dance
Ages: MTD1: 11+ and MTD2: 13+ and MTD3: 16+
MTD1 weekly class -$250.00 or use points if combined with other classes.
MTD2 is for enrolled ballet dancers.
MTD3 is by Dance Card only.

MTD1 (Ages 11+): Teen and Adults will learn the basic elements of musical theater dance; terminology, stage presence and proper body alignment while learning the choreography from Broadway shows.
MTD2 (Ages 13+): with a strong background in dance.
MTD3 (Ages 16+): with minimum dance experience.

Girls: Solid colored leotard, capri pants over footless tights, character or jazz shoes.
Boys: White T-shirts, black pants, jazz shoes.

Musical Theater Dance 3: (Ages: 16+)
Tuesday: 6:00-7:30 ~ Dance Card only

Musical Theater Dance 1: (Ages: 11+)
Wednesday: 6:00-7:15 ~ 5 pts

Musical Theater Dance 2: (Ages: 13+)
Thursday: 4:30-6:00 ~ 6 pts


Jazz
Ages: Jazz 1: 7+ and Jazz 2: 10+
Weekly class - $220.00 or use points if combined with other classes.
Jazz Dance explores traditional and contemporary styles in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Classes stress technique, flexibility, coordination and strength. Followed by progressions, center work and combinations.
Jazz 1 (Ages 7+): learn fundamental jazz steps and basic vocabulary through floor exercises and simple combinations.
Jazz 2 (Ages 10+): focus on body placement, technique, skills and styles.

Solid colored leotard, capri pants, jazz shoes.

Jazz 1: (Ages: 7+)
Wednesday: 4:00-4:50 ~ 3 pts

Jazz 2: (Ages: 10+)
Thursday: 6:00-7:00 ~ 4 pts


Stretch and Conditioning
Ages: 10+
Improve technique and performance by strengthening the body's core, balance, and alignment and flexibility. The result is greater movement without tension, better plies, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout.

Leotard, comfortable pants and socks. A theraband, towel and floor mat are recommended.

Wednesday: 5:00-5:35 ~ 2 pts

Friday: 4:30-5:05 ~ 2 pts



Teen and Adult Division

Classes in classical ballet are offered for teens and adults of all levels–beginning through advanced. These are open classes for students to learn the essential elements at a pace that is appropriate for the group’s maturity and physical levels. The emphasis is learning terminology and proper body alignment in an enjoyable atmosphere. Students are encouraged to expand their dance education with additional classes in Musical Theater Dance and Stretch and Conditioning. No previous experience is needed.

Students taking one class per week may pay by the single class for $18 or by purchasing a 10 week card for $150. Class cards are good for the school year. There is a $20 registration fee annually.


Ballet for Teens and Adults
Ages: 13+
Students taking one class per week may pay by the single class for $18 or by purchasing a 10 week card for $150. Class cards are good for the school year.
There is a $20 registration fee annually.

Classes in classical ballet are offered for teens and adults of all levels beginning through advanced. These are open classes for students to learn the essential elements at a pace that is appropriate for the group's maturity and physical levels. The emphasis is learning terminology and proper body alignment in an enjoyable atmosphere. Students are encouraged to expand their dance education with additional classes in Musical Theater Dance and Stretch and Conditioning. No previous experience is needed.

Ballet slippers and the attire you feel most comfortable moving in.

Tuesday: 6:15-7:30 ~ 5 pts

Thursday: 10:30-11:30 ~ 4 pts

Thursday: 6:00-7:15 ~ 5 pts



Specialty Workshops/Master Classes

Specialty workshops will offered throughout the year, including Nutrition, Pilates and more. Whenever possible, guest artists, choreographers or teachers visiting or working with the professional company will teach master classes.
   

• Attire for all ballet classes:
Girls: Leotard color is shown for each class, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers, hair in bun or secured from face.
Boys: White t-shirt, black shorts, black or white leather ballet slippers.


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