Our Pre-Ballet classes set foundations for solid technique and give students plenty of room for creative experiments. While learning basic technique students are encouraged to explore musicality and creativity using familiar songs and stories in relation to dance. Students need no prerequisites to enroll in these classes.
Ballet I – VI
Students in Ballet I – Ballet 6 classes continue to improve skills in coordination, strength, balance, musicality, and dance terminology. Students will need to have completed and shown achievement in their current level in order to be promoted to the next level, or have completed a similar level and technique at a different school. Promotions occur at the instructor’s discretion.
RAD (Royal Academy of Dance)
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is a unique method of training used at dance schools world-wide to provide dancers with high caliber technique and performance skills. Training in this syllabus helps students with coordination, fitness, sense of rhythm, musicality and promotes self-discipline and boosts confidence. Founded over 80 years ago, RAD has grown to become the largest, most influential examining body for classical ballet in the world. Exams are optional and are offered as a challenge and to give a sense of achievement for interested students.
Our Teen/Adult classes are great classes for beginning teen and adult dancers, as well as for individuals who may have had previous dance experience but have not taken class for awhile and who may be looking to get back into shape, or just enjoy dance at an introductory level. These classes are designed to be gentle to bodies which may not have experienced movement or exercise in awhile and promote strength, flexibility, and overall good health. Students will learn and review basic ballet technique, and be encouraged to push themselves only within their personal comfort zones. There is no pressure to perform or strain in these classes, only to experience dance as a wonderful tool for personal expression and well being.
Intermediate and Advanced
Students ages 12-18 with previous dance experience who have completed prior levels at BBS or similar classes at a different school continue to hone their technique in classes specific to their age and abilities. Intermediate and Advanced classes emphasize performance skills and offer challenging technique and repertoire for students which will prepare them for college level or pre-professional dance.
Intermediate and Advanced Pointe
Pointe work can begin in the Intermediate and Advanced age group at the instructor’s discretion.
In the Contemporary dance class, dancers further develop modern dance technique with more demanding movement, for example articulation of the spine, dancers physically supporting other dancers, movement from upright to the floor and vice versa. The class further explores the complex aspects of expressive dance movement such as effort/force and choreographic forms. The goals are to hone expression through dance, using advanced technique.
Pilate’s for dancers is a 60 minute body conditioning class focusing on the systematic strengthening and engagement of core muscle groups. The class utilizes Pilate’s, yoga, rehabilitation, and dance technique principles. This unique approach allows the body to find balanced muscular engagement and true physical alignment.