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Classes

Classes offered at Faubourg Ballet studio:

    • Ballet Technique – instructors: Watmora Casey, Tatyana Mazur, Monica Nelson
    • Pointe – instructors: Watmora Casey, Tatyana Mazur, Monica Nelson
    • Jazz – instructor: Monica Nelson
    • Contemporary – instructor: Monica Nelson
    • Floor Barre – Stretch and Strengthening
    • Adult Ballet Classes
    • Creative Movement
    • Hip-Hop

 

Levels

PRIMARY LEVEL
Beginner Students, usually ages 3 – 5, are introduced to the art of movement. Classes are 45 minutes to one hour and include basic dance movements and body conditioning such as stretch and strengthening.

LEVEL 2 –
Beginner Students ages 6 and over are introduced to basic ballet technique. The main focus is on posture and simple coordination. The barre work is designed to instill clean technique and strength through thorough repetition of exercises while maintaining strong posture and body alignment. 1/4, 1/2 and single pirouettes are introduced, as well as basic jumps.

LEVEL 3
Intermediate Students, usually ages 7 and over, who are able to maintain strong posture and turnout with one hand on the barre. More complex body coordination is introduced involving the arm and head. Exercises are executed at a slow pace in a methodical manner. Basic single Pirouettes and basic Pettit Allegro jumps are introduced in the centre. Extensions are maintained at 45 degrees.

LEVEL 4 –
Intermediate-Advanced Students, usually ages 9 and over, who are able to maintain strong posture and turnout in the centre work. Exercises are executed at a faster pace and more complex coordination is introduced. Maintaining clean technique with strong posture, turnout, correct placement, central line of balance, dynamic eye-line, and basic comprehension of musicality in the centre work is an imperative goal of this level. Grand Pirouettes, Fouettes and more complex Pettit Allegro jumps with beats are introduced in the centre. Extensions are maintained at 90 degrees. Pointe Work is introduced with two hands on the barre.

LEVEL 5
Advanced Students, usually 11 years of age and over. Triple Pirouettes are required, double Fouettes are introduced. Centre is executed Sur Les Pointes. Extensions are required above 90 degrees. Emphasis is placed on control, balance, and musicality. Partnering is introduced.

LEVEL 6
Pre-professional Students, usually 11 years of age and over. Triple and quadruple Pirouettes en pointe and double Fouettes en pointe are introduced. More complex Grande Allegro jumps are introduced. Extensions are maintained at full height. More complex Partnering is introduced.

LEVEL 7
Company Students, usually 13 years of age and over, who have mastered the previous levels and are able to execute both barre and centre work sur les pointes. More complex and challenging musicality and co-ordination in the execution of movements are mastered.