Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm Ballet & Jazz
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm Ballet
Levels 1-3 introduce the traditional ballet class structure. Students learn fundamental ballet technique through barre work, center exercises, and across the floor combinations designed to improve coordination, flexibility, endurance, and musicality. As students progress through these levels, classes focus on intermediate barre work center exercises and across-the-floor combinations, while emphasizing musicality. In Level 3, combinations to strengthen the legs, feet, and ankles are introduced to prepare students for pointe work. We highly recommend students at this level take class twice a week for optimal growth.
Modern Dance is highly recommended in addition to Ballet. Modern dance builds on the foundation of ballet technique, with an emphasis on quality of movement, acknowledgement of gravity, and seamless transitions of weight.
Jazz Dance is also recommended in addition to Ballet. Jazz introduces students to syncopated rhythms, body isolations, and a repertoire of standard technical and expressive movements. Jazz focuses on strength building, flexibility, technique, and character expression.
Please visit the LPSD page above for holiday and recital information. 2 additional classes will be scheduled throughout the season to make up for Holidays.