SM 23 Ballet 1-2 and NEW Ballet 3 Students| Ages7-8 | Monday & Wednesday 4:15-5:30pm |
July 10- August 9 | 10 classes
WSPA Summer Dance Classes can be pro- rated by visiting our home page and clicking on Partial Payment Form.
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director of WSPA
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)
Leotard Tank turquoise Leotard and alternate color Black. (Same Color as Ballet 1) online examples or purchase of leotards www.discountdance.com style number N5501C Theatricals Tank Leotard Turquoise
Boys: White ankle socks, White Ballet Slippers, white Short Sleeve Leotard
Ballet1- 2 can be used as an introductory level or one that builds on Creative, Pre-Ballet and Ballet 1. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing ,musicality, and a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength and the use of proper alignment are strongly taught at this level. An 18 week curriculum is followed that bases each class on concepts of movement, space or the body and how it functions. A rehearsal component is included in this class to prepare them to perform in the Seasonal Concert.
A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example: skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 2 does include a full barre, center work and petite allegro and grand allegro exercises. It digs deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary 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, the 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.