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Beginning Ballet

  • This level is meant for students who have successfully passed the Introduction to Dance or are ages 6+.

  • In this level students will learn:

    • The five ballet positions.

    • Ballet vocabulary: demi, grand, plié, relevé, soutenu, tendu, jeté, grand battement, rond de jambe, en dehor, en dedan, en l’air, piqué, coupé, passé dèveloppé, ènveloppé, and fouetté.

    • What turn out is.

    • Barre skills:

      • Starting in first position.

      • Starting in fifth position.

    • Center work:

      • Sauté

        • In first position

        • In fifth position

      • Changement

      • Pas de chat

      • Pas de bourrée

      • Balancé

      • Short combinations incorporating these skills.

    • Across the floor:

      • Chaîné turns with spotting

      • Piqué turns with spotting

      • Grand jeté

      • Tour jeté


Once students have mastered these skills they will move on to a Level I.

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