Intermediate students work on motivating movements from the turnout, maintaining a strong, centered and lengthened spine and coordinating arms and legs for more complex pirouettes and petite allegro. Focus on timing, musicality, and ensemble dancing are an important part of this class. Students are encouraged to self-correct so that more advanced combinations can be mastered.
Dancers prepare feet, ankles and legs for the demanding work of dancing en pointe with specific barre & center exercises. Students must master this work before dancing in pointe shoes.
The pre-pointe portion of class on Tuesdays from 1:30-2pm and on Saturdays from 1-1:30pm is optional.
Level: Intermediate (age 11+)
Schedule: Tuesdays 12-2pm; Saturdays 11:30-1:30pm
Attire / Appearance: Burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled back off the face in a pony tail, pigtails or bun. Boys: white t-shirt and black leggings.