Adult Ballet is designed to introduce the principles of classical ballet to adults whose previous training was limited to a childhood experience or who always dreamed of studying ballet and never had the opportunity. The class includes learning the basic barre sequences to warm the body up, center work, which includes selected repetition of barre steps that help the student to learn balance, transference of weight and port de bras.
Class also includes stretches and the faculty adjusts for differing levels of flexibility and strength. Class ends with petite allegro and grand allegro and the students have the opportunity to learn combinations of movements, artistic use of the upper body, head and arms and using the music to inspire dancing in the space provided. Adult students are treated with respect and given positive and constructive corrections that help guide them to perform with a professional understanding of the artistic potential of dancing. Adult students who wish to perform are encouraged to participate in the school's public performances such as Nutcracker.
This Jazz class will go through the decades of jazz styles in the United States in order to understand how this dance form has developed. The class will also focus on the component of theatre jazz and pop culture in the American jazz dance continuum.
Adult students are treated with respect and given positive and constructive corrections that help guide them to perform with a professional understanding of the artistic potential of dancing.
Parents and students are encouraged to avoid making appointments during class time. Students who miss class regularly will be moved into a lower class level in order to maintain the integrity of each class’s curriculum. Parents must notify the Academy if their child is going to be absent. Students are encouraged to make-up all missed classes as quickly as possible.
The class terms at the Academy are August thru July. Meaning, classes begin in mid-August of one year and end in July of the next year. Tuition at the Academy is based on a single amount divided into twelve monthly payments. Tuition is due by the tenth of each month. A late fee of $10 is expected for payments received after the tenth of each month. Tuition is not reduced to reflect missed classes due to illness, work schedules, vacations, or holidays. Make-up classes can be arranged with the teacher. Adjustments will be made for summer vacations if the Academy is notified in writing beforehand.
A student is considered enrolled in a class until the Academy is notified in writing that the student will not be returning. This policy permits the Academy to keep the enrollment in each level from exceeding the limit established by the Directors to maintain professional standards. Tuition is due until written notification is received. Notifications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.