Primary Ballet Program
The Primary Ballet Program focuses on developing musicality, artistry, imagination and creativity through dance, conditioning the body to prepare it for classical ballet, and developing a fundamental understanding of classroom comportment and etiquette. Our curriculum provides developmentally appropriate content that gives students a strong foundation from which to grow when they graduate into the Classical Ballet Program.
In the Creative Movement class, your child will learn skills to help their development and enhance their ability to grow and learn in their own special way, at their pace. We do a gentle warm up, stretching to help develop their flexibility, and play a game with a prop like scarves, ribbons, or improvisation with costumes.
Primary Ballet 1-3
In the Primary levels, students continue their preparatory development as dancer by further enhancing the skills introduced in Creative Movement. Primary students are introduced to the structure of a ballet class. In this level, goals are to stand in a poised manner, develop musicality and spatial awareness, build strength and flexibility, and, demonstrate a sense of grace and love of dance and movement. More complex musicality and spatial configurations are learned, exercise length is gradually increased to build focus and stamina, and beginning ballet vocabulary is introduced.