Summer Ballet – 2019
Miss Ellen and the staff at Monmouth Academy of Ballet are pleased to offer a creative and comprehensive summer program for advanced dancers as well as beginners, intermediates and adult enthusiasts. All dancers are invited to enroll regardless of current dance school affiliation.
Classes will be held from July 15 through August 15, 2019. All classes will stress the importance of correct body alignment and movement to ensure safe and healthy dancing.
- MABoyZ is a brand new offering exclusively for boys!
- Pointe and pre-pointe dancers may elect a 5-week intensive program to facilitate advancement to the next level.
- Pre-school and grade schoolers will continue their introduction to dance and those new to MAB will be able “try us out” prior to Fall Registration.
- Adults will dance through the summer to get fit and stay fit in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Class attire for girls is hair in a ballet bun, black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Class attire for boys will be white t-shirt, black tights and black slippers. Students may bring a water bottle into class.
Terrific Tuesday – Weeks 1-5
This class will be a learning and development opportunity for young girls and boys ages 3-5. They will discover the joy of music and movement, learning to express themselves creatively. With the use of props and stories your child will gain confidence, fine motor skill, coordination, musicality, and learn basic ballet terminology
MABoyZ – Weeks 1-4
In this theme-based “Animals in Nature” class, boys ages 3 to 5 will explore natural, innate movement patterns through fun, creative exercises. They will develop locomotive and manipulative skills as they are having fun jumping like a frog, hanging like a monkey or balancing on one leg like a stork. This class lays the foundation for correct postural alignment necessary for all movement including sports as well as dance.
Piqué – Weeks 1-5
Dancers ages 6-8 will focus on the progression of basic ballet technique using barre and center work. They will improve their coordination, posture, flexibility, artistry and ballet vocabulary.
Relevé – Weeks 1 – 4
Dancers ages 9-12 will continue to strengthen their technique while mastering new, developmentally appropriate skills. Pointe readiness and pre-pointe exercises will be incorporated into the daily routine as well.
Penché – Weeks 1-4
This class is delivered to more advanced dancers ages 12-17. Instruction is focused on proper ballet technique and pointe work. Complementary exercises will increase flexibility, joint mobility and muscle strength to enable students to safely manage increasing physical demands on their body.
Charismatic Character – Week 5
Character dance is an integral part of classical ballet training. All classical ballet productions feature some aspect of character dance to set the tone and story of the ballet. This week students ages 9-17 will learn the character dance steps from such ballets as Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. We will put together dances with the new steps we learn to present to parents at the end of the week.
Adult Ballet – Weeks 1 – 5
The fundamentals of posture, core development, flexibility and fluidity are reinforced as students progress through a full, classical ballet barre and gracefully move to the center floor to challenge their balance and coordination with centre practice exercises. The class culminates with a series of more challenging petite enchainments to further stimulate strength, stamina, ease of movement, memory and confidence.
Healthy Movement – Weeks 1 – 4
In this evening class, teens and adults will learn how to do hundreds of small exercises throughout the day to improve their posture. Students will learn where tension is held in their body and how to correctly release, stretch and strengthen various muscles to improve how they move. Students will learn how to keep all of their body parts in alignment while they move and how to move more of themselves to achieve optimal whole-body health.