Ballet 4/Variations, for ages 14-adult


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BALLET 4/VARIATIONS for ages 14 to adult

With Alex Bloomstein

Building on the foundations of technique developed in Levels 1 -3, these classes introduce more advanced ballet vocabulary, develop artistic and musical phrasing, and hone the functional alignment principles necessary for a healthy and full movement experience. Classes build stamina and endurance, deepen each dancer’s knowledge of their individual habits and strengths, and further refine qualitative expression, to give the dancer more options within their body and challenge them towards growth. For the Spring session, a significant component of this class will be to prepare a piece for performance. Consistent attendance is a must!

The last portion of this class will be dedicated to Artistry and Variations, giving students an opportunity to apply ballet technique to classic and contemporary works from the ballet canon. This experience will provide dancers with the ability to learn the history (herstory!) of ballet through works that signify its technical and artistic evolution.

Requirements: Level 4 students are expected to take at least 5 classes a week. Ballet 4 students will need to take ballet 3 times a week with Ballet 4 on Wednesday, Thursday Intermediate Community Ballet, and Saturday Community Ballet.

January 18 – May 24
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
$340 for the full session

Berkshire Pulse