To the Pointe. Dance Studio & Supplies - Ballet
To the Pointe. Dance Studio & Supplies - It's about MORE than dance...
**To the Pointe. Faculty reserves the right to place your dancer(s) according to their individual ability, particularly in the following classes. Ages are used as a reference only and may not reflect the absolute or class average. Dancers usually enroll in each class more then once. The names of the classes may stay the same from year to year but trust that we plan the classes to allow your dancer to continue to grow each and every year. We are professionals in our field, please allow us to make the educated decision when it comes to the placement of your child. Each individual dancer's overall health and well-being is our priority.**
 
Ballet I
Classical ballet is a beautiful and theatrical form of dance and is the basis of almost every type of dance. This class assists with balance, body placement, turnout, flexibility and alignment in dance. French terminology is taught on all levels. A focus is placed on the Cecchetti method of ballet technique but Vaganova and RAD is sometimes touched on. Students in Ballet I will be preparing to enter their first year of Cecchetti technique when they reach Ballet II. Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Slippers, Hair must be pulled into a bun, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Ballet II
Classical ballet is a beautiful and theatrical form of dance and is the basis of almost every type of dance. This class assists with balance, body placement, turnout, flexibility and alignment in dance. French terminology is taught on all levels. A focus is placed on the Cecchetti method of ballet technique but Vaganova and RAD is sometimes touched on. Students in this class will be entering their first year of Cecchetti technique. Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Slippers, Hair must be pulled into a bun, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Ballet III
Classical ballet is a beautiful and theatrical form of dance and is the basis of almost every type of dance. This class assists with balance, body placement, turnout, flexibility and alignment in dance. French terminology is taught on all levels. A focus is placed on the Cecchetti method of ballet technique but Vaganova and RAD is sometimes touched on. Students in this class will be entering their second-third year of Cecchetti technique. Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Slippers. Hair must be pulled into a bun, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Ballet IV/V
Classical ballet is a beautiful and theatrical form of dance and is the basis of almost every type of dance. This class assists with balance, body placement, turnout, flexibility and alignment in dance. French terminology is taught on all levels. This class will focus on ballet barre, adagio and allegro technique. A focus is placed on the Cecchetti method of ballet technique but Vaganova and RAD is sometimes touched on. Students in this class will be entering their fourth year of Cecchetti technique. Any color Leotards (Day One), Black Leotards (Day Two & Day Three), pink tights, and pink split-sole ballet slippers required. Hair must be in a bun with bangs pinned back. Dancers must have taken Ballet II & III. Students MUST have teacher and studio approval to register for this class.
 
OPEN Ballet
This class is geared towards the student who wishes to take a second class of ballet per week. It is open to students in Ballet II, Ballet III & Adults and is strongly encouraged for Pointe students. The focus will be on balance, body placement, turnout, flexibility and alignment in dance. Any Color Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Slippers. Hair must be pulled into a bun, bangs pinned out of face. This class does not participate in recital.
 
 
Contemporary Choreography/Lyrical
This style of dance has a strong Ballet basis but set to more current music and includes no Ballet barre exercises. Contemporary classes typically do "Ballet barre" in the center, mixed in with stretching and other movements. Because of a strong Ballet background, technique is not the emphasis of the class. While technique is a staple for the class, the focus will be more on students relaxing into their movements and seeing what their body is really capable of. Students must be enrolled in at least one Ballet class per week in order to enroll in this class.