CLASSIC

Open to children ages 7-18. A syllabus that strictly follows the Vaganova method, while paying special attention to body placement and developing every child’s physicality. Children from age 10 start learning the Vaganova Academy curriculum.

CHARACTER DANCING

Open to children level 3 and above. Character dancing is a class that studies national folk dances from different countries including; Russia, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland. Character dancing is part of any classical ballet, which is why it is so essential for coordination and musicality.

CONTEMPORARY DANCING

Open for children ages 10 and up. Children learn to develop their artistry and sense of individual movement while building on their classical base and not forgetting the basics of classical dance. Contemporary dance can help dancers to feel their body on stage in any roles that they dance.

CLASSICAL VARIATIONS

Open for pre-professional students. Dancers learn classical repertoire and the choreography of all the major classical ballets, including; Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, and others.

STRETCH & CONDITIONING

Open to children level 3 and up. Stretch and conditioning is the second most important subject after classical dance. Each child’s body is different, we use our method of stretching and conditioning to help each child safely develop their body in a way that facilitates movement in classical dance. We use techniques from gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, ballet conditioning, pilates, and figure skating to create a well developed, agile dancer.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Open to children ages 5-8. Children take their first steps in ballet with qualified instructors. At this age, they learn rhythm, beginning steps in ballet technique, stretching, as well as jumping and developing coordination.