Classes Descriptions (2018-2019)
Monmouth Academy of Ballet offers students, ages pre-school through high school, a complete curriculum of professional instruction from September through June of each year. Classes are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Registration is open throughout the year, so it is never to late to come dance with us.
Learning ballet is an incremental process involving many stages of development. Students will progress through various at a pace appropriate for them. Each class level sets higher expectations and becomes more demanding both physically and intellectually. All levels aim to inspire students and help them experience the pleasure, pride and satisfaction of performing ballet.
Classes are held weekly from September 10, 2018 to June 14, 2019 with the exception of holiday breaks shown on our School Calendar
Wonderful Wednesday, Terrific Tuesday and Splendid Saturday
These classes are a learning and development opportunity for young beginners. Girls and boys will discover the joy of music and movement activities as they learn to express their feelings creatively.
Plié • Chassé • Soutenu
These classes aim to capture and nurture the instinctive joy of movement and freedom of expression in a child centered environment that encourages exploration, independence and social interaction. Students will participate in developmentally appropriate activities that facilitate the acquisition of dance skills at a later age.
With this class additional technique and vocabulary are introduced. The student’s repertoire of movement, timing and complexity become more integrated. The performance and musical aspects of ballet are increasingly demanding and character technique is introduced at this level.
This class is pivotal in the young dancer’s education. it is an exciting age to master much more technically demanding aspects of ballet. At this level a commitment to the study of ballet becomes important.
Développé • Échappé
Classes are focused on technique, pointe work and solo performance with attention to mastering the essential connection of mind and body. Complementary exercises will increase flexibility, joint mobility and muscle strength to enable students to safely manage increasing physical demands on their body.