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.

 

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.

 

TARGETED SERIES

This new Targeted Series will span over the course of five weeks and will 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 5-week course, to allow more personalized training and feedback.

 

VARIATION ATELIER (2h/class)

This workshop focuses on the performance aspect of ballet technique : musicality, precision, stamina, and artistry.

The course offers an initial 20 min focused warm-up leading to  the learning of a variation or an excerpt of Repertoire. We will approach four different ballets over the course of a 4-week workshop covering Classical,  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 weeks of the atelier.

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