Ballet 4 Pre-Pointe | Tues 5:00-6:30 /Thurs. 5:30-7:00 | Ages 11-15| 36 classes|

Ballet 4 Pre-Pointe | Tuesday 5:00-6:30 Thursday 5:30-7:00 | Ages 11-15| 36 classes|

Ballet 4 is most often taken along with Rehearsal 4 on Tuesdays following Technique class  for those students who crave working on more choreography for performances. It is often taken along  with  Modern 4/5, Jazz, 4/5 and/or Hip Hop 4.

 Attire:  Females: Discountdance.com Strap or tank leotard style # Lub203 or L8720 color Aubergine ( Plum). Pink tights recommended Convertible , Ballet Pink # A81 Pink Split sole slipper BLoch Pro- Lite II Hybrid #so203G

Instructors: Anne Motl Tuesday and Christine Juarez Thursday

Ballet 4/5 is a minimum of a two to three year intermediate/advanced technical level. On the rare occasion a student can audition to start dance in level 4/5 if they have had previous experience or show exceptional talent to jump levels to begin. Ballet 4/5 is a love that prepares young girls for pointe and young males for exceptional. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing, musicality, and a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength in the use of proper alignment are strongly taught at this level. An 18 week curriculum is followed that bases each class on concepts of movement, space or the body and how it functions. Stretching will be heavily included to increase range of motion. Ballet 4/5continues with a full barre, center work petite allegro and grand allegro exercises. It continues to dig deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary French vocabulary and the use of musical terms Students are invited to start Pre-Pointe in year 2 once they show proficiency in holding alignment, strength and turn out.

The invitation to begin dancing fully on pointe is extended to each individual when the instructor feels it is safe and they show a desire to work on pointe. This is strictly a technique class. Students wishing to perform need to register for Rehearsal 4/5. Those enrolled will have 2-3 dances in our Seasonal Winter Concert. Contemporary Modern 4/5 is highly recommended along with Rehearsal4/5 for this level. Read more under Rehearsal 4/5 and Contemporary 4/5 for details.

Teaching philosophy: I have a very strong philosophy of respect in the classroom. student to teacher, teacher to student ,students to each other, the space and the learning environment. Every student is an individual that learns in a unique way. My job as a teacher is to choose the best language and examples to create a stimulating and playful learning environment. I choose to eliminate negative words in the classroom like” No”,” not” or” wrong.” I believe in transparency. I crave an authentic and healthy relationship with both my students and their families.


Category: Dance




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