Ballet, Technique & Pointe
Ballet Classes for Ages 5 & Up
Beginners are Always Welcome!
Note: information listed is relevant to our 2020-2021 Season.
– Must meet the minimum standard to enter classes for ages 11&Up – More details found in your portal.
– Beginners are welcome in all classes for ages 5-10
– Beginners ages 11&Up are asked to register for our Open Ballet class —- or —- can complete a private assessment to join our Graded Level Ballet classes
Ballet dance classes focus on the principles and steps on which almost all dance styles were founded. With a solid ballet foundation, dancers can transfer their skills into other dance forms to enhance their versatility. While all styles of dance tend to compliment one another, Ballet technique is the foundation for many other dance styles and is a highly recommended addition to any dancers’ course load. In our syllabus-based ballet classes, students will study exam preparation work in Term 1 and move into preparation for our recital performance throughout Term 2.
Recommended additional classes: Jazz, Technique
Grade 6 to Elementary Pointe Class is for dancers on Pointe Year 1 and 2. This class includes beginner pointe techniques focusing on building the fundamentals and strength of pointe at the barre and progressing into the centre with more challenging steps.
Intermediate to Advanced Pointe Class is for dancers on Pointe Year 3 to 6. This class includes advanced pointe techniques focusing on the development of pointe work through more challenging steps at the barre and in the centre.
Students not yet on pointe would require an assessment prior to beginning the class. Dancers with previous pointe experience are permitted to sign up without an assessment.
Recommended additional classes: Ballet, Technique
Technique classes are designed to enhance ballet technique with a primary focus on mastering and fully comprehending technical dance elements without choreography. Dancers will build muscle memory and fine tune their skills for easy execution with technical ballet skills.
This is not a performance-based class; therefore, the participants have the opportunity to continue their training for the full duration of each term.
Recommended additional classes: Ballet
Meet Miss Anne-Marie, our ballet director at KADC. Watch as she guides CTV’s Melissa Lamb through some of the basic ballet foot positions and teaches Melissa a jeté.Click ‘Full Screen’ on video to expand.
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