How do I choose a qualified Dance Studio for myself or my child?
Teachers should have appropriate teaching experience.
Why is Ballet important?
Ballet is extremely important part of a dancer’s curriculum because Ballet is the foundation for all dance. Ballet teaches a student the technique and discipline that is needed in all other types of dance.
Ballet helps dancers achieve gorgeous lines: A lifted torso, well-articulated feet and legs, and a beautifully placed head on top of the open shoulder and chest while the dancer floats effortlessly accross the stage. Ballet technique give a dancer strength, agility and flexibilibty to succeed not only in ballet, but in jazz, modern, tap and hip hop.
In order to advance in jazz or modern, a weekly ballet class is required
When will I be ready for pointe?
Dancing “en pointe,” or on pointe, is a major goal in a ballerina’s dance life. Dancing on pointe, on our toes, requires tremendous strenght of the lefs and feet. Many ballet teachers have strict requirements for starting pointe work. How do you know when you\’re ready for pointe shoes? There are five requirements that must be before considering starting pointe ballet classes.
At what age should my child be before he/she takes a full Ballet class?
At least 6 years old.