Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director, WSPA
Attire Recommended Styles:
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Bloch Mask recommended for comfort
Pink Tights ( Bloch T1935G Adaptatoe Elite Children's Convertible Tights)
Shoes ( Hanami 2037W Pink Ballet Slipper) runs very narrow for a wider foot (BunnyHop Slipper SO225G Pink)
Turquoise tank Leotard.Online purchase or example www.discountdance.com N5501C turquoise tank leotard
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet 1 is an introductory level that builds on the concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing as well as a strong sense of anatomy. An 18-week curriculum is followed that bases each class on a strong concept of movement, spaceand how the body works. A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will start each with a class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example, skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 1 digs deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary with a beginner barre , center floor, and jumping sections of the class. Peer to peer correction, French vocabulary, and the use of musical terms such as; Adagio, moderato, allegro, presto, etc are all woven into the class for a full experience.
Teaching philosophy: I have a very strong philosophy of respect in the classroom. Student to teacher, Teacher to Student ,Students to each other, space and the learning environment. Every student is an individual that learns in a unique way. My job as a teacher is to choose the best language and examples to create a stimulating and playful learning environment. I choose to eliminate negative words in the classroom like” No”,” not” or” wrong.” I believe in transparency. I crave an authentic and healthy relationship with both my students and their families.