In our ballet classes
, we will begin from the study of basic elements of positions, steps, and simple jumps and turns and progress to longer combinations at the barre and in the center. We will learn the “shapes” of dance, like line, circle, and others. We develop musicality, etiquette and excitement of the ballet dance. It is designed simply to develop rhythm, co-ordination, good body shape and a lively imagination. For both, girls and boys, it can help with the development of a child’s personality bringing out an alert, confident manner.
OUR BALLET CLASSES:
For children ages 4 – 8
1) Pre-Ballet for ages 4 – 6.
This class is created to introduce a child to rhythm and motion through music, developing body coordination. It helps a child to develop motor skills by using classical music and simple ballet “Pas” (ballet movements). We concentrate our attention on movement, co-ordination, rhythm and memory, creating favorable conditions for instruction in ballet steps, as learning through games and fun routine of ballet exercises. Teachers through demonstration inspire the child to work intensively. The child will learn a discipline in ballet lessons, that is most important for this age .
2) Ballet A for ages 7 – 8.
This ballet class provides development and improvement in a student’s challenges, and progresses through complication of combination of step and ballet “Pas”, preparing them for a reasoned attitude to Ballet discipline. The student learns to control body co-ordination, to think what he/she does, to attach significance to every lesson. This class reveals new opportunities of ballet dance to the students.
For children age 8 -16
3) Ballet Beginners (8 to 10 yrs of age with no previous experience)
4) Ballet I (8 to 10 yrs of age with previous experience)
5) Ballet II (10 to 13 yrs of age)
6) Ballet III (14 to 16 yrs of age )
These ballet classes
focus on correct placement, coordination and control. Students are placed in the appropriate level based on their experience to insure maximum progress. They learn vocabulary of classical ballet and develop coordination of simple movements to produce a combination of steps within the range of their own physical capacity. Students develop a special awareness, sensitivity to music and an ability to work with others. Taking at least two classes per week is mandatory. Students might be selected for the professional division depending on their performance.
For information, please, call Julia
Boys: Plain white T-shirt or leotard, black shorts or tights, dance belt, white socks. White or black ballet shoes.
Girls: Ballet Pink tights. Pink, white or black leotard. Short ballet skirt or tutu. Pink ballet shoes.
COVER-UPS are recommended for all students entering and exiting the building.
Hair: Girls in all ballet classes
must wear their hair in a neat and tidy classical bun or pinned up so hair does not obscure the neckline or get in the students’ eyes. The ballet bun keeps hair from flying in a dancer’s face; it also creates a clean, elegant line for the dancer.
Please contact us today at 415-609-5433 or by email at Julia@balletsf.com
to reserve a free no obligation trial class.