Swan Lake Ballet Studio, LLC class descriptions
We offer a wide range of ballet and dance classes, including classic ballet for all ages, jazz, pointe and beginner poms. See additional information below.
The goal of Ballet is to introduce the essentials of classical ballet. Strong ballet technique, proper body posture, French terminology and musicality will be introduced in the class. The structure of the class will include elementary barre and center work.
Students in Intermediate Ballet already have ballet experience. The focus of the class is improving ballet technique, advancing skill set, and strengthening the muscles. The structure of the class will include intermediate barre and center work.
The Pointe Class starts with a student wearing ballet slippers for advanced barre warm up. The class will continue on pointe shoes for pointe barre exercises, center floor, and variations. Students will have an opportunity to learn solo choreography.
Students will continue to develop advanced skill set, extension of the legs and strength of the muscles as well as more advanced barre and center work and port de bras. Double pirouettes and dynamic skills are introduced.
Depending on individual progression and development, students may be given the opportunity to take pointe classes.
Variations classes focus on learning sections of classical ballets with and without pointe. The class will start with pre-pointe exercises at the barre. The pre-pointe exercises will build a foundation for a more successful pointe dancer. Students will have an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills and preparation for performances.
These classes are designed for adults who wish to begin the study of classical ballet. This is an excellent class for any level dancer who wish to improve their technical ability. Classes will consist of barre exercises that focus on proper body posture, improving leg strength and flexibility. The center work will introduce elementary steps, simple jumps, and turns. No prior experience is necessary.
We like practicing Eastern European dances at the Swan Lake Ballet Studio, LLC.
The Hopak, a Cossack dance, sometimes referred to as the National Dance of Ukraine.
Western Ukrainian folk dance, Kolomeyka. Kolomeyka is a Hutsul (Ukrainian) music genre that combines a fast-paced folk dance and comedic rhymed verses. It includes a type of performance dance developed by the Ukrainian diaspora in North America.
Jazz involves a wide range of dance techniques from Pop and Broadway. This style requires dancers to work on their skills and their creative style. Lyrical uses the vocabulary and softness of ballet, the musicality of jazz, and the techniques of modern dance to tell the story of a contemporary song.
Beginning Poms is designed for dancers interested in combining dance styles and skills with energy and enthusiasm. Classes will begin with a warm-up and stretching to continue improving flexibility, strength and endurance. This class will focus on improving and expanding the student’s skill set.
We like to add tap dance to the combo ballet class series. Tap characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality.