Summer Ballet – 2020
Monmouth Academy of Ballet offers a creative and comprehensive summer program for advanced dancers as well as beginners, intermediates and adult enthusiasts. Dancers are invited to enroll regardless of current dance school affiliation.
Classes will be held from July 13 through August 13, 2020. All classes will stress the importance of correct body alignment and movement to ensure safe and healthy dancing.
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.
Music Together® – Weeks 1-5
In this early childhood music class children from birth through age 5 participate together with their parents and caregivers. Gathering babies, toddlers, and preschoolers together makes each class fun for all. Music Together provides a perfect foundation for a follow-on music class, a beginner ballet class, and/or instrumental music classes.
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 us of props and stories your child will gain confidence, fine motor skills, coordination, musicality, and learn basic ballet terminology
Chassé – Weeks 1-5
Dancers ages 6-9 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 – 5
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 1-5
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.
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 center practice exercises. The class culminates with a series of more challenging petite enchainments to further stimulate strength, stamina, ease of movement, memory and confidence.
Silver Swans – Weeks 1 – 5
Silver Swans was created in response to a growing demand for ballet classes for older learners. Classes are for both novice and experienced dancers. Although targeted for those aged over 55, there is no upper or lower age limit to be a Silver Swan. These classes will help improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels. Most importantly, they are an opportunity to have fun and meet new friends in a relaxed and cordial environment.