516 E. Washington St.
In The Gallery
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
440-247-5747

 







 

 

 
       

 

Creative Movement
Pre-Ballet and Tap
Ballet and Tap
Ballet Fundamentals I
Ballet Fundamentals II
Ballet Fundamentals III
Ballet I
Ballet II

Ballet III
Ballet IV
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Adult Ballet
Adult Tap I
Adult Tap II
Adult Tap III and Stretch

 
 
 
 


Creative Movement
Recommended for ages 3 to 4
Class duration is 45 minutes, once a week


An introduction to the expressive and joyful world of dance, this class develops self-expression, coordination, basic rhythm, and listening skills. Musical instruments, basic ballet exercises and movement, along with age appropriate activities and games engage the student’s attention and imagination.


Pre-Ballet and Tap
Recommended for ages 4 to 6
Class duration is 45 minutes, once a week


This class provides a fun and creative introduction to ballet and tap. Beginning ballet vocabulary, steps and exercises are incorporated, while rhythm and body coordination are developed through learning the basics of tap. This class continues to emphasize musicality and self-expression.


Ballet and Tap
Recommended for ages 5 to 7
Class duration is I hour, once a week


This class builds on the lessons begun in Pre-Ballet and Tap. Students will continue to focus on rhythm, coordination, expanding their dance vocabulary, correct posture, musicality and creativity. This class will also prepare students to appear onstage, encouraging self-confidence and disciplined movement.


Ballet Fundamentals I
Recommended for ages 7 to 8
Class duration is 1 hour, once a week


Ballet Fundamentals I begins to introduce ballet technique. While continuing the basics and becoming comfortable with barre exercises, students will begin to learn simple jumps and combinations. Coordination, and correct posture are emphasized.


Ballet Fundamentals II
Recommended for ages 8 to 9
Class duration is 1 hour, once a week

Ballet Fundamentals II builds on the work done in Ballet Fundamentals I. The basic techniques and steps learned previously are expanded on, while introducing balances and turns. Self-confidence on stage, attention to correction, and increased familiarity with classical ballets and music are all encouraged. Correct stretching is emphasized, teaching students to be able to safely stretch and warm upindependently.


Ballet Fundamentals III
Recommended for ages 9-10
Class duration is 1 hour, once a week


Ballet Fundamentals III continues to build on the work in the previous two classes. Self-discipline and technique are emphasized while continuing to practice the skills students have learned, with more specific attention given to correct body placement, control and motion. Students will also begin to learn to recognize classical composers and ballets.


Ballet I
Recommended for ages 10 to 12
Class Duration is 1 hour, twice a week


Ballet I builds on the groundwork laid in the Ballet Fundamentals classes. Students work towards perfecting basic steps. Longer combinations, and more difficult turns and jumps are introduced. Confidence and the enjoyment of dance as an art form are encouraged.


Ballet II
Recommended for ages 12 to 14
Class duration is 1 ˝ hour, twice a week


In Ballet II students continue to practice and perfect their basic and intermediate skills. With the permission of Miss Gail, students may begin to work on pointe.


Ballet III
Recommended for ages 14 to 16
Class duration is 1˝ to 2 hours, two to three times a week


In Ballet III, students become more comfortable dancing on pointe. Confidence and discipline are emphasized, and dancers learn more about coordinating with each other.
Students continue to practice good technique, improving steps and combinations. Classical ballet variations are also introduced.


Ballet IV
Recommended for ages 16 and up
Class duration is 1˝ to 2 hours, two to four times a week


Ballet IV builds on all the skills perfected in previous classes. Students learn classical ballet variations and ensemble pieces. Independent stretching continues and students are encouraged to discuss their artist ideas as well as develop artistic expression as they dance.


Modern Dance I

This is an introduction to modern dance with Hawkins technique. Modern emphasizes the development of core strength, creativity and center work.


Modern Dance II

More advanced modern students continue to develop their modern dance steps and skills while learning more about improvisation and pursuing a well-rounded understanding of dance as an art form.


Adult Ballet

Whether you are a beginner, advanced or relearning your steps, this is a great class for curious adults. This class focuses on stretching, musicality, and barre work. It emphasizes working at individual paces and finding the joy in dance.


Adult Tap I

This class is for adults who have never tried tap before. Students learn basic steps and rhythms in a low stress environment. This class emphasizes aerobic work and fun, while mastering basic tap technique.


Adult Tap II

This class is for adults who have some familiarity with tap. Students refine their technique while getting an aerobic workout. This class keeps the low stress environment of Adult Tap I and gets into more complicated steps and combinations.


Adult Tap III and Stretch

This class combines the fun and active dance style of tap with more focused stretching and flexibility training. Students work on tap technique, steps and combinations. This class also emphasizes musicality and creativity.
 

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