Summer Ballet – 2021
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 are held weekly from July 12 – August 13, 2021.
This class will be a learning and development opportunity for young girls and boys. 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 skills, coordination, musicality, and learn basic ballet terminology.
This class continues to foster the discovery of music, movement and creative expression. At this level even more ballet terminology is introduced and proprioception is challenged.
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 ballet 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.
This class is pivotal in the young dancer’s education. It is an exciting age to master more technically demanding aspects of ballet. Bodies are now neurologically capable of mastering more complex progressions of the ballet technique.
This class introduces dancers to performance skills and involve increasingly demanding levels of physical development and technique. The student’s repertoire of movement, timing and complexity become more integrated offering the potential to advance into solo performance and pointe work. Classes are focused on technique, pre-pointe, 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.
Adult Ballet/Progressing Ballet Technique
This technique is a phenomenal compliment to any ballet class you are currently taking. This class is laying the foundation for ballet technique with its terminology and positions. 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.
Magnificent Monday: Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers.
Pirouette, Arabesque, Chassé, Passé & Changement: Black camisole style leotard with belt (no exceptions), pink tights and pink ballet slippers
Student’s class placement will be determined by Monmouth Academy of Ballet’s Artistic Director, Miss Ellen.
Enrollment of at least 5 students will be required to ensure a class offering is not cancelled.