Character Dance - Character class emphasizes different musical rhythms, specific foot and hand movements performed in national dances such as the Mazurka and Czardas found in many classical ballets, including: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia.
Mime – In this class we learn some of the most common gestures used in nearly all classical ballets which help to tell the story. These gestures allow the dancer to turn any character onstage into the subject of a silent sentence. The importance of the timing and rhythm of the movement is an important part of the choreography.
Dance History – Students are given valuable information on dance history, both early and contemporary, that helps them to understand their place within the historical development of ballet and dance. Dance history classes are taught with visual aids, including digital slides and video, bringing information and concepts to student in a highly engaging manner.
Ballet Vocabulary - Ballet vocabulary will be enhanced through both verbal instruction and demonstration and students will learn to better recognize and understand the language of dance.
* Please note that not all of the classes listed
above are offered in each workshop