Effective from 30 Apr 2017
|Beginner L1 (Foundation)||7:30-8:30pm|
*All classes at Studio 2
Technique Class Pre-requisites and Progression
|Beginner Level 1 (Foundation)||None. This class introduces all the barre exercises in French with explanation on its meaning and how to effectively execute each step. How to find your true turn-out; what muscles to use and initiate a movement for a particular step.|
|Beginner Level 2||Completed Intro or have at least completed 6 months of beginning ballet. Must have working knowledge of all the steps at the barre in French as well as the 8 Directions of the Body. Students will be perfecting what they have learned in Intro to prepare them for Level 1. Progression from one level to another is up to the instructor's discretion.|
|Level 1||Have at least 2 or more years of ballet training with working knowledge of 8 Directions of the body, detourne turns, beats and jumps: saute, changement, royale, glissade, petit jete and assemble.|
|Level 2||Previous Level requirements + Able to execute single pirouettes cleanly, knowledge of entrechat trois and quatre, sissonne, temps de cuisse.|
|Level 3||Previous Level requirements + Able to execute double pirouettes cleanly, knowledge of entrechat cinq, six & sept, sissonne double, renverse, grand fouette entournant.|
|Level 4||Previous Level requirements + Able to execute enchainement thoughtfully and masterfully, knowledge of gargouillade, fouette pirouettes.|
Pointe Class Pre-requisites and Progression
|Pointe Class Level||Requirements|
|Pre-Pointe||Must be current students of Ballet51 for 2 Full Terms in levels 1-4.
This class introduces exercises for turn-out, legs, feet and toes to prepare them for pointe work. Anatomy of a Pointe Shoe is taught, how they are made and how to choose the correct fit for your feet.
No actual pointe work is done in this class. Assessment will be given towards end of term to ascertain readiness of student for pointe work. This class is only open on a need-to basis.
Approved students will then proceed to Pointe Beginner Class.
|Pointe Beginner||1. Have gone through Pre-Pointe Class AND
2. Have attained Ballet51's Technique Level 1 proficiency.
3. Enrolment Only upon instructor's assessment and approval.
4. Not to be taken by itself. This class must be taken simultaneously with another full-term technique class.
1st day of class will be a field trip to a dance shop to fit pointe shoes.
|Pointe Level 1||1. Attended Pointe Beginner for 2 years with no breaks in between.
2. Continues from where Pointe Beginner left off with concentration on balances in all poses, hops en pointe, pirouettes, etc.
3. Not to be taken by itself. This class must be taken simultaneously with another full-term technique class.