Misunderstood Concepts of Classical Ballet, Episode 1, shows the five positions of sur-le-coup-de-pied with commentary by Brooksher Ballet Artistic Director Natasha Brooksher and demonstration by Class 5 student, Molly Woodward.
Pre-Academy classes are generally for ages 5-10 and is divided into two levels based on age and ability. These classes begin to introduce the basic principles of technique upon which further training is based. Students develop a longer attention span, allowing more focused time on proper execution of movements, understanding rhythm and musicality, spacial awareness, as well as discipline and respect. Classes are one hour. Students wear the standard dress code. Click here to find out more about the Pre-Academy.
Academy Level 1/2
Level 1/2 classes are generally for ages 9-11 who have completed the Pre – Academy level. Level 1/2 level students are required to have more focused attention to detail, allowing them to start their understanding of the Vaganova method of training. Students will be asked to learn the correct terminology, as well as understanding basic principles of proper technical execution, order of completion during class, and reasons behind these training principles. Click here to find out more about The National Academy of Classical Ballet (NACB).
Academy Level 3/4
Level 3/4 is generally for students ages 12-14 who have already completed the Pre-Academy and Level 1/2. Students in this level have already acquired basic understanding of training principles. Classes now focus on increased strength and the repetition of skills already learned, as well as complication of steps in addition to new more challenging material. Click here to find out more about The National Academy of Classical Ballet (NACB).
Academy Level 5/6
Level 5/6 classes are generally for ages 14 and older who have completed the previous levels. Training focuses on increased stamina, strength and complication of all aspects of technique, including pointe work, men’s work, pas de deux, repertoire and variations as part of the regular training schedule 5 to 6 days per week. Students are guided not only on their physical technical development, but also on their personal philosophy for artistic growth and mastery of expression. Click here to find out more about The National Academy of Classical Ballet (NACB).
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