Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm Ballet

Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 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.

Skylar Curtis

Skylar Curtis

Dance Instructor

About the Instructor

Skylar Curtis began dancing at the age of 6 at the Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance. During her years at the school, Skylar trained in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. She furthered her training in a variety of disciplines including ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and musical theater. She continued her dance training in college. Skylar earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Rutgers University where she studied with John Evans, Jeff Friedman, Ani Javian, Julia Ritter and Pam Tanowitz. She also studied in Israel under Noa Tsuk of Batsheva Dance Company, where she was introduced to Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique, and studied with Vertigo Dance Company’s Noa Wertheim.

While at Rutgers, Skylar held the position of Dance Coordinator and Resident Choreographer of the Livingston Theater Company. She led student musical theater and dance outreach programs as well as choreographing and performing in an array of musical productions including Cabaret, She Loves Me, The Addams Family, Sweet Charity and Cinderella.

In her teaching, leadership and performance experience, Skylar aims to create a learning environment that encourages creativity, is positive, fun, and exciting while still working to improve the students skill-level. Skylar loves to share her passion for dance with her students and wants to ensure that they always feel safe, encouraged, intellectually stimulated and are inspired to lead with curiosity.


Questions? Please email Alice Schonbek at [email protected].