BALLET & FITNESS

 

BALLET TECHNIQUE This class follows the great tradition of a classical ballet lesson starting with preparation exercises at the barre and evolving to a center work accurately designed for each level. Students learn the classical vocabulary, a good sense of musicality and are taught a correct placement of the head and arms in coordination with the leg and body movements. Combinations are specifically choreographed to enhance the student's individual qualities, raise their technical level and foster their sense of artistry thereby helping them pursue dance at a high standard.

 

POINTE TECHNIQUE The pointe technique class consists largely of systematic and detailed barre and center work to improve alignment and build ankles’ strength and flexibility. The class is structured precisely for each level and adapted to the students’ skills. A strong attention is given to the proper position of the foot inside the pointe shoe for the dancers to develop a strong foot work technique.

 

EXPERT SERIES This problem-solving series will help dancers in practicing the great classical technique. Each class covers a specific topic: Jumps, Turns, Extension. The steps will be executed at the barre and in the center alternating jumps, pirouettes, adagio and waltzes.  Each difficulty is analyzed for a better understanding and execution to further the dancers’ technical progress into the more advanced and professional levels.   On pointe shoes for students that are ready.

 

MASTER CONDITIONING The Master Conditioning class is a foundation course and consists of mixed elements of cardio, strength and stretch. It is especially intended for dancers who aspire to develop their skills and increase their flexibility. It is a one-hour intense workout and is a must-have at every level to boost flexibility, core strength, coordination and stamina.

 

MASTER BALLET Similar to Ballet Technique, on pointe shoes at the barre and in the center for students that are ready.

 

PERFORMANCE CLASS Workshop based on the great classical and neoclassical repertoire. The students learn variations and ensembles which bring them to refine their technical skills while developing and perfecting their artistry. This class explores a wide range of styles to help dancers becoming fully versatile.

 

TARGETED SERIES Five-week course designed to tackle learning specific techniques and tips to increase range, mobility, strength, flexibility and more. The number of spaces will be limited to 5 people for each course, to allow deeper training and personalized feedback.

 

VARIATION Class focused on the performance aspect of ballet technique: musicality, precision, stamina, and artistry. Different ballets will be covered, from Classical to Neoclassical and Character pieces. Each dancer will experience various styles of choreography, assimilate the details, and develop a strong expressive quality to the variation, so that their performance truly transforms through the course of the class.

 

PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE ® Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. PBT helps students to get the strength they need to achieve their personal best.

The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing in dance or their chosen field of sport. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. The program is designed with safe dance methodology to promote a long, healthy training.

BALLET BARRE SCULPT This fitness class is inspired by the French Analyse fonctionnelle du corps dans le mouvement dansé (AFCMD), a program designed under the guidance of expert kinesiologists so that each position hits the right muscles straight away without impacting underlying joints. It combines the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics (perfect body alignment), the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training. With additional mixed elements of cardio, strength and flexibility, this class is ideal for sculpting, toning and lengthening. No Ballet or Dance experience required.